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Writing Center Consultant (Multiple Openings)

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 5, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Part Time
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Position Title: Writing Center Consultant (Multiple Openings) Pay Range:

$25 per hour

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

The Opportunity:

The Writing Center invites applications for adjunct consulting positions. Support students as they work to meet their writing and communication goals. The Writing Center supports students with their writing and oral communication projects, at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final revisions. Consultants work with students in one-on-one sessions to provide tailored support that allows them to develop the long-term skills they need to become effective communicators. Although consultants primarily work with undergraduate and graduate students, they may also work with faculty and other members of the campus community.

Appointments take place both online and in-person during writing center hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday-Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm. Weekly shifts typically range from 8-20 hours/week. Consultants report to the Writing Center Director.

This posting may be used to fill multiple openings.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Offer up to 20 tutoring hours for one-on-one writing center support each week via online or in-person sessions.
  • Provide scaffolded support to students in writing center appointments, allowing them to develop their overall writing and communication skills on topics ranging from organization and audience to syntax and grammar.
  • Adapt instruction to the level of the student and the type of assignment, supporting students with a wide variety of writing projects ranging from papers and theses to grant proposals and journal articles.
  • Maintain detailed client report forms after each session on the online scheduling platform.
  • Attend writing center meetings.
  • Additional responsibilities may include designing/delivering workshops, giving in-class presentations, supporting outreach events, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • M.A. in a related field
  • Previous experience as a tutor, consultant, or instructor
  • Familiarity with stylistic conventions and academic expectations of both technical and academic writing and communication
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate student projects, from lab reports and research essays to thesis chapters and journal articles. Most of these assignments are STEM focused but could include a variety of academic disciplines and professional documents.
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
  • Experience designing and delivering workshops for a variety of audiences.
  • Extensive experience working as a consultant or tutor in a writing center
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Skilled in online scheduling platforms such as WConline
  • Extensive knowledge of writing and oral communication projects within STEM fields
  • Knowledge of writing center/composition pedagogy and practice

About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin early August. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veterans status) and upload a CV and a cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at with any questions. Background Investigation Required: Yes COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement : This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

Advertised: Jul 5, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
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