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Writing Center Assistant

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Connecticut, CT

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


Level: Educational Assistant
Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week
Closing Date: Continuous Recruitment-Filled on an as-needed basis

Multiple Colleges

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

Anticipated Start Date:

Continuous open recruitment

Application Deadline:

Filled on an as-needed basis, depending on specific college needs. Applications will stay active for 1 year.

Position Summary:

The Writing Center Assistant performs a variety of operations and administrative tasks in line with the vision of the academic support services programs at the Community Colleges, 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 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:
Associate degree in a 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

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 incumbent will assist in providing consistent academic support in writing to the diverse student body of the campus 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 Assistant 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. Candidate may perform some or all of the job functions.

$30.75 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

CSCC 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 Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion


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