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STUDENT WORKER - Writing Center Consultant Undergraduate

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

As part of an application portfolio please provide: 1) The name, email address, and phone number for two UNO instructors who have agreed to serve as references and can speak to your writing ability, interpersonal skills, and work ethic. 2) A short written statement (no more than 2 pages) of interest that addresses why you are interested in this position and describes any skills or experiences you have that are relevant to working as a UNO Writing Center Consultant. 3) An academic writing sample that originated in a college-level course. Your sample may be as short as a single page or as long as an entire research paper. It may be in any genre. With your sample, provide a cover statement (no more than 2 pages) that explains the following: 1). What was the course and what was the specific assignment that led to this writing? 2). How did you produce the writing? i.e., what steps did you follow, what strategies did you use, how much time did you spend? How was that writing process different from/similar to what you typically do when assigned writing? 3). What did you learn about writing from this assignment? 4). How would you help another student who struggled with a similar assignment? 5). What does your writing sample NOT tell us about you as a writer and/or you as a potential writing consultant? Submit all attachments as .docx or .pdf files please.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title STUDENT WORKER - Writing Center Consultant Undergraduate
Department English
Essential Functions

Writing consultants assist students with writing through one-with-one and small group tutoring sessions, help students make accounts and schedule appointments in the online scheduling system (WC Online), advertise writing center services through class presentations and other on-campus events, participate in pre-semester training (Jan/Aug) and mandatory weekly staff meetings, work regular weekly shifts as assigned, complete Client Report Forms following sessions, find coverage in the rare instances when they cannot work a scheduled shift, keep an accurate record of time worked and submit for payroll, maintain the confidentiality of student records, and communicate problems clearly, quickly, and responsibly to the Associate Director and/or Director.

Work Schedule Varies, 5-15 hours per week
Additional Duties
Required Qualifications

Must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled for at least 1 credit at UNO and in good standing. Must be able to demonstrate ability or potential to talk productively about a wide range of writing with a wide range of writers across academic disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand, walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.

Salary 10.00/hr

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2017W-00334
Open Date 09/08/2017
Close Date 10/02/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of an application portfolio please provide: 1) The name, email address, and phone number for two UNO instructors who have agreed to serve as references and can speak to your writing ability, interpersonal skills, and work ethic. 2) A short written statement (no more than 2 pages) of interest that addresses why you are interested in this position and describes any skills or experiences you have that are relevant to working as a UNO Writing Center Consultant. 3) An academic writing sample that originated in a college-level course. Your sample may be as short as a single page or as long as an entire research paper. It may be in any genre.

With your sample, provide a cover statement (no more than 2 pages) that explains the following: 1). What was the course and what was the specific assignment that led to this writing? 2). How did you produce the writing? i.e., what steps did you follow, what strategies did you use, how much time did you spend? How was that writing process different from/similar to what you typically do when assigned writing? 3). What did you learn about writing from this assignment? 4). How would you help another student who struggled with a similar assignment? 5). What does your writing sample NOT tell us about you as a writer and/or you as a potential writing consultant? Submit all attachments as .docx or .pdf files please.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a currently enrolled undergraduate student at UNO?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Media File