The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally
renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the
State University of New York, invites nominations and applications
for a Part-Time Professional Writing and Speaking
Consultant in FIT's Writing and Speaking Studio.
The FIT Writing and Speaking Studio seeks applicants for
part-time professional writing and speaking consultant positions
beginning with the fall 2023 semester. Professional consultants
represent the Writing and Speaking Studio in tutorial sessions,
classroom visits, and in a variety of online and in-person
interactions with other members of the FIT academic
Individuals with experience in tutoring and/or teaching writing
and/or oral communication/public speaking should consider applying.
Professional consultants provide students with feedback and
guidance on writing and speaking projects for any FIT course and
for students' professional and personal projects; professional
consultants may meet with FIT faculty and staff to provide feedback
on manuscripts, presentation materials, grant applications, etc.
Professional consultants provide mentorship to peer consultants
developing their knowledge of contemporary language and literacy
learning and rhetorical awareness and honing their practice as
writing and speaking tutors.
Professional consultants should demonstrate an interest in
collaborative learning and the peer-tutoring model and in
supporting faculty through the Writing and Speaking Studio's
writing and communication across the curriculum programming.
Responsibilities for both positions include:
- tutoring students in written and oral communication;
- mentoring undergraduate and graduate peer writing and speaking
- assisting the directors with and participating in ongoing staff
and faculty education;
- conducting classroom informational visits and workshops;
- developing resources for teaching and learning;
- and, supporting day-to-day operations of the Writing and
Opportunities for leadership, scholarship, and professional
development are available.
The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list
of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other
duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the
Candidates with or pursuing a Master's degree or higher in
Composition Studies, Communication Studies, or a related field.
Experience teaching and/or tutoring writing or public speaking in a
professional setting; writing or communication center experience
and faculty development experience preferred. Ability to work
productively and respectfully with a diverse student
population. Individuals with experience working in a
writing/communication center using a peer-tutoring model are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately until the position
is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required
for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.
The hourly rate for this position is $30 per hour.
Day/Hours: Must be able to work during FIT Writing and
Speaking Studio hours of operation, including at least two shifts
per week that include evening (M-Th until 8 pm) and/or weekend
hours (Sa 1-4; Sun 3-7), in person; work schedule subject to
change based on needs of the department.
Pay Equity by State Employers
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by
the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form,
that an applicant for employment provide his or her current
compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as
the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with
compensation. If such information has been requested from you
before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee
Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email
Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide
visa sponsorship for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will
attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural
backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that
encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression
of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its
mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT
is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race,
color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion,
ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual
orientation, military service status, genetic information,
pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required
to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by
applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to
providing equal opportunity in employment, including the
opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.
Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's
non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative
Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
This position will be required to constantly read and
comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally
communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working
conditions for this position will be on campus, primarily in an
office or lab environment. The physical requirement for this
position will require occasional sitting, constant standing,
occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasional lifting 10
lbs. or less.
In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the
following documents online:
- Cover letter in which you address (1) the qualities and
experiences that you would bring to your work as a professional
writing and speaking consultant at FIT and (2) how your
professional goals align with the responsibilities listed in the
- Unofficial transcript
- A list of three references with telephone numbers and email
Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC
Careers Account to check your submitted application material.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we
receive, we are unable to contact each applicant
individually regarding his or her application status.
For more information about us, please visit FIT's website