Part-Time Professional Writing Consultant

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Part-Time Professional Writing Consultant

Posting Number: 20110732
Job Category: Staff

Job Description Summary:
Southwestern Michigan College is seeking a Part-Time Professional Tutor who is dedicated and enthusiastic.

Professional Tutors report to the Coordinator of Tutoring Services. Professional Tutors provide support and guidance to students in a variety of coaching roles. Professional Tutors are active both in the classroom and in Tutoring Services in the Fred L. Mathews Library or the Niles campus, interacting with students in both individual and group situations. Professional tutors, as staff members, may be responsible for but are not limited to the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject area tutoring services to students, faculty, and staff in one or more academic area.

  • Develop and implement a plan for tutoring that addresses content area skill development, study skill strategies, and uses best practices in tutor subject area to enable students to become independent learners.

  • Record and submit detailed documentation of each tutoring session.

  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and mentoring new peer tutors each semester.

  • Assist the Coordinator in developing and maintaining relationships with key faculty.

  • Assist in the development and/or presentation of student retention workshops or seminars.

  • Assist students with general computer and printer use.

  • Attend all tutor training, professional development opportunities, and staff meetings required by the Coordinator.

  • Meet with the Coordinator to establish professional development and position goals/objectives. Designate meeting dates with Coordinator to review and update goals/objectives.

  • Present a professional demeanor at all times in both personality/dress and provide exceptional customer service.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator.

  • This position requires travel to both Dowagiac and Niles Campuses and some hours outside of normal shifts to accommodate training and presentations.

    Required Qualifications:
    Associate’s Degree

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s Degree or higher

    Other Information:
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge of:
    • Basic material presented in college classes.
    • Computer and office applications, particularly Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Drive, and other content platforms.

    • Strong public orientation and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.
    • Exemplary student service abilities.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
    • Attention to detail.

    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
    • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard.
    • Hearing and speaking to exchange information with students, staff and public.

    Southwestern Michigan College is a two-year college located approximately 45 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 45 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please submit a resume and cover letter.

    To apply, visit

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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/6/2018
    Application Due: 12/17/2018
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