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Undergraduate Writing Consultant (Tutor)

Company: University of North Texas
Location: Bryan
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System! The UNT System institutions include the University of North Texas (Denton & Frisco campuses), the University of North Texas at Dallas (Main & College of Law campuses) and the University of North Texas HSC in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, the UNT System enrollment has increased more than 25 percent to over 50,000 students.

Posting Title Undergraduate Writing Consultant (Tutor) Department DAL-Learning Commons-513000 Job Location Dallas Full Time/Part Time Part-Time Pay Rate $10.00/hr Salary Information Department Summary

The UNT Dallas Writing Center offers tutorial assistance in writing and reading to students who need supplemental academic support. The Undergraduate Consultant serves as an important team member in the Writing Center. He/she works under the supervision of the Student Development Manager and works closely with the other Writing Consultants to tutor students on a daily basis. Tutoring sessions occur as both face-to-face and online consultations. The Undergraduate Consultant also performs some clerical work and assists the professional staff with resource development and other special projects.

Position Summary

The Undergraduate Writing Consultant should:

* Be aware of and able to use a variety of strategies to work with a diverse clientele whose writing skills cover a wide range of ability
* Work with students to develop positive learning skills, such as critical thinking and analytical skills, research skills, and expression of thoughts and ideas through academic and professional written communication skills.
* Provide a forum for participatory learning, which includes the active involvement of the student.
* Aid students in understanding concepts without rewriting papers or completing assignments for students.
* Refer students to Learning Commons resources and other academic services and departments as needed.
* Work the assigned hours per week unless making prior arrangements with supervisor.
* Attend and complete mandatory trainings.
* Interpret and clarify Learning Commons procedures to students, tutors, and visitors, and lead classroom presentations to advertise Writing Center services.
* Be familiar with all resources - handouts, reference books, YouTube videos - located in the Learning Commons or on the website.
* Assist administrative staff and professional tutors with special assignments, projects, and events.
* Assist in preparing resources for the Learning Commons including handouts, workshops, website content, social media posts, videos, etc.
* Aid students in scheduling appointments for the Writing Center.
* Maintain detailed student records via WCOnline for data collection purposes.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Students interested in the position must meet the following criteria:

* Must be a currently enrolled University of North Texas at Dallas student making satisfactory progress toward completion of a bachelor's degree program.
* Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
* Completed ENGL 1313 (Composition I) and ENGL 1323 (Composition II) or equivalent courses and passed courses with an A or B.
* Must be recommended by a faculty member who can attest to the applicant's writing skills - Recommendation MUST be in email format and sent to the Learning Commons Student Development Manager at
* Possess intermediate to advanced level of knowledge in English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills

Students must also possess the following qualifications:

* Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
* Empathy and the ability to relate to the diverse student body population at UNT Dallas
* Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and with the general public, and to deal with public relations problems courteously and tactfully
* Skill in telephone etiquette and courteous communication with public, verbally and in writing
* Skill in evaluating facts or situation to route calls/customers appropriately
* Basic MS Office skills
* Ability to operate a variety of office machines including, personal computers, telephones, and copiers
* Ability to use web-based software (such as Zoom) to tutor students online
* Skill in filing and recordkeeping

Preferred Qualifications

* Ability to work 12-19 hours per week
* Knowledge of (or ability to rapidly assimilate and retain) University academic policy, procedure, and practices
* Knowledge of FERPA preferred but not required
* Ability to work under considerable pressure, to adjust to constant changes, to handle multiple tasks, and work with all kinds of students
* Strong ability to work independently and make decisions within the framework of broad goals and objectives
* Work in-person (some flexibility options are available upon request)

Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule


Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical Requirements Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Cleaning, Ability to communicate

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number Stu346HP Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants

* Complete online application through UNT Dallas HR website:
* Attach required documents:
* Copy of unofficial transcript (official transcripts also accepted but not necessary) from UNT Dallas and any other college or university where English composition courses were taken
* Academic Writing Sample - this can be a short sample of something you have produced for a class
* Resume
* Optional documents:
* Cover Letter
* UNT Dallas Class schedule

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