Writing Center: Tutoring Specialist - Short-term Temporary Hourly assignment, as needed

Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Community College

Writing Center: Tutoring Specialist - Short-term Temporary Hourly assignment, as needed

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02080

Posting Date: 08/29/2018

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly


Work Week: 37 hours per week maximum, 1,200 hours per fiscal year, average.

Minimum Salary: $20 per hour

Maximum Salary:

This position is eligible for ACA benefits.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, aid students in the learning process, including limited English speaking and Basic Skills students. Provide tutoring in the writing process in all disciplines.

Representative Duties:
  • Writing Center tutors work one-on-one with students on every aspect of the writing process.
  • Assist an individual or small group of students in the writing process in a specific subject area, including providing tutoring to limited or non-English speaking and Basic Skills students; monitor students to assure understanding of material being presented; answer student questions.
  • Assist students with learning writing as a process in all disciplines; instruct students in proper sentence structure and English grammar.
  • Tutors provide writing assistance for a broad range of academic activities: assigned papers; creative work; laboratory reports, and research papers
  • Tutors provide support service at all levels of writing competency including (but not limited to): topic organization, outlining, grammar, punctuation, and style.
  • Instruct students in writing formatting, including but not limited to APA, MLA, and AAA.
  • Maintain related records and attendance tracking.
  • Attend various meetings and professional development related to assigned activities.
  • Represent the Writing Center in classroom communications.
  • Work with Center student workers.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

This position site assignment varies based upon needs of campus.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in English or closely related field and 1 year previous tutoring experience

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Principles of rhetoric and composition
  • Basic knowledge of subjects taught at the college
  • Needs of Basic Skills and English Language Learners
  • Tutoring techniques and applications
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy
  • Correct oral and written use of English
    English essay organization
  • Basic instructional techniques

Salary Grade: 38.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/12454. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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