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Writing Center Assistant

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time
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Posted: August 11, 2021
Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week
Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment-Filled on an as-needed basis.


Capital Community College

Manchester Community College

Middlesex Community College

Three Rivers Community College

Quinebaug Valley Community College

Anticipated Start Date:

Continuous open recruitment

Position Summary:

The Writing Center EA performs a variety of operations and administrative tasks in line with the vision of the academic support services programs at the five community Colleges within the Capital-East region, which has open enrollment and offers degree and certificate programs in a broad range of liberal arts, transfer, occupational, and career studies.

Incumbents must possess a proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

An Associate’s Degree in an appropriately related field

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Tutoring experience in a college or university setting
  • Familiarity with typical writing assignments from across the curriculum (research essays, response papers, literary analysis, etc.)
  • Experience working with a diverse range of students with various levels of writing ability
  • Experience working with students from a range of ethnic and linguistic background
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and other common platforms (web browsers, LMS, etc.).
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working in a writing center at an accredited college or university
  • Experience working with faculty and staff members in different departments or divisions
  • Ability to provide academic support via video conferencing platforms
  • Prior experience using the TutorTrac platform and Blackboard LMS
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Writing Center Coordinator, the Writing Center EA will assist in providing consistent academic support in writing to the diverse student body of TRCC by effective performance in these essential areas: Providing one-on-one or group tutoring in writing across the curriculum; providing one-on-one or group tutoring to ESL/ELL students if assigned. providing academic support in writing through embedded classroom assignments as needed; maintaining attendance records for students via tutoring center scheduling application; maintaining a regular schedule of hours during the semester that may include early morning, evening, and weekend assignments; and liaising with teaching faculty and staff members as needed to facilitate academic support efforts.

The Writing Center EA must be able to work flexible schedules as required by class assignments and program needs with adjustments made to their schedule to stay within the maximum 17hrs/week schedule.

This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$27.76 hourly

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity


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