Peer Tutor/Consultant

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To apply to this position, student applicants must be authorized to work on campus.

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Job TitlePeer Tutor/ConsultantEmployment StatusPart Time .50DepartmentSchool of Arts & SciencesPurpose of Job

•Alcorn Writing Center tutors work one-on-one (face-to-face and online) with students on every aspect of the writing process.
•Tutors provide support service at all levels of writing competency, including help with pre-writing and brainstorming, analyzing audiences, organizing and revising rough drafts, and proofreading later drafts.
•Tutors provide writing assistance for a broad range of academic activities: assigned papers; creative work; laboratory reports; research papers; cover letters for internship or graduate school; senior theses.
•Upon request, tutors work with professors to provide special assistance—to groups and individuals—in writing and critical reading. Tutors may also be asked to work regularly with students who speak English as a second language or students with special needs or circumstances.
•Tutors help the director and assistant director with administrative tasks and special projects, as needed.

Scope of Responsibilities

•Writing Center tutors must support their staff colleagues in maintaining the integrity and efficiency of this student-centered support service.
•Writing Center tutors must maintain the confidentiality of our clients and services.
•Writing Center tutors must be dependable and punctual in their duties, in the completion of assigned tasks, and in notifying the appropriate staff personnel when conflicts or problems occur.
•Writing Center tutor duties include: tutoring members of the ASU community; preparing written reports of each tutoring session; regularly attending the tutor practicum / staff meetings; maintaining orderliness and operation of the Center (making appointments, checking supplies, filing, administrative tasks, flexibility in work hours to ensure adequate coverage, etc.); assisting and mentoring tutor trainees; notifying supervisor of needs or difficulties; providing input and suggestions to improve our operation; other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
•Writing Center tutors must participate effectively in training sessions and staff meetings.

Essential Job Functions

•To be considered for employment as a Writing Center tutor, students must have demonstrated significant writing ability confirmed by teacher recommendations.
•Writing Center tutors must already possess advanced communication skills in order to offer effective suggestions for writing improvement. Tutors must be able to work with Writing Center clients in an encouraging manner that fosters confidence in the writer.
•Writing Center tutors must be trustworthy, reliable, and detail-oriented.
•Writing Center tutors must possess a positive attitude towards colleagues and clients.
•Writing Center tutors must be able to work independently and to take initiative in fulfilling responsibilities.
•Writing Center tutors must commit to reflection and growth in their practices; therefore, they take feedback seriously.


Prerequisites and Requirements: An applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5; have conducted at least three Writing Center consultations in the past academic year; and receive a recommendation from an instructor who can confirm the candidate’s significant writing ability. Qualified applicants must also have successfully completed EN 112: Composition II (or an equivalent course).

•Minimum 3.5 GPA
•Successful completion of EN 112 (or an equivalent course)
•Faculty recommendation
•Sample of recent expository writing
•Resume: one page
•Personal statement / cover letter: one-page letter in which a candidate answers the following questions: Why do you want to work as a peer consultant (tutor) in the Alcorn Writing Center? What do you expect to contribute to your fellow students and to the Writing Center? What benefits do you anticipate for yourself?

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Posted Salary Range$8 per hourWork in noisy (above 85 decibels) areasNoSedentary Work - Exerting 10 poundsNot RequiredLight Work - Exerting up to 20 poundsNot RequiredMedium Work - Exerting 20-50 poundsNot RequiredHeavy Work - Exerting 50-100 poundsNot RequiredVery Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 poundsNot RequiredTravelNot RequiredPosting NumberStdnt078PNumber of Vacancies5LocationLormanPosition End Date (if temporary)Open Date10/29/2020Close Date11/13/2020Open Until FilledNoEEO Statement

Alcorn State University

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Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Writing Sample
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      Posted: 10/29/2020
      Application Due: 11/13/2020
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