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Writing Center Tutor

Position Deleted on 7/02/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Dallas, TX
  • Admin - Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Writing Center Tutor

Job Description Summary:

This is a temporary grant funded position for up to two years subject to continued grant funding. The UNT Dallas Writing Center offers tutorial assistance in writing and reading to students who need supplemental academic support. The Tutor serves as a team member in the Writing Center, and may work with students individually or in group.

Job Responsibilities

The Writing Center Tutor is primarily responsible for assisting UNTD students in reading, revising, and improving their writing drafts prepared for their academic course work. This assistance may involve help with contents of writing assignments, elements of style such as paragraph development and sentence variety, and sentence mechanics such as grammar and spelling. In addition, the Writing Center Tutor offers writers help with citation of secondary sources, and different styles of citation such as the APA and the MLA. Work is performed under the general supervision of Writing Center Coordinator.

  • Attends training sessions
  • Schedules appointments for tutorial sessions
  • Prepares and conduct writing skills development workshops
  • Keeps detailed records of students served
  • Keeps the referring instructor informed of the type of tutorial assistance his/her student received
  • Submits required reports
  • Participates in professional development activities
  • Actively participates in staff meetings
  • Helps keep reference resources organized and available
  • Helps with activities to promote services offered by the WC
  • Collects data on student's performance improvement as part of the assessment of the tutorial program
  • Assists the Writing Center Coordinator with other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher with coursework in related field
  • Two years of related experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records and generate reports
  • Possess a sincere desire to work with students
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed
  • Ability to drive a vehicle, and to maintain a current driver's license and insurability under the University's liability insurance policy
  • Ability to climb stairs, lift and carry boxes of supplies associated with position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hold a master's degree in English, modern languages or related field
  • Ability to read, write and speak Spanish (strong knowledge of Spanish grammar, spelling and style)
  • Ability to assist with instructional support in writing
  • Experience providing workshops, training and/or test preparation sessions
  • Experience tutoring/teaching college students

Physical Demands:

Work requires some muscular and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time and some recurring walking, lifting of items weighing up to 25

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed application must be accompanied by cover letter, current résumé, copy of most recent college transcript, list of references and available work schedule.

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Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to

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