Working Title: Writing Center Director/Regents Test Advisor
This is a highly responsible position performing a variety of tutorial and organizational tasks in the ongoing development and maintenance of the Darton College Writing Center (on-campus and online), as well as the ongoing advising of all degree-seeking students with regard to the Regents’ Test.
Nature of Work:
The Writing Center Director/Regents Test Advisor plays an integral role in tutoring students in the necessary skills to successfully complete college writing assignments, as well as advising students with regard to their status regarding, and preparation for, the Regents’ Test.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Tutoring students in grammar and composition, including APA and MLA research styles
- Referring students to sets of assignments and evaluating their work
- Assisting students with word processing, use of the Internet, and other electronic services
- Maintenance of lab facility and creating an atmosphere conducive to learning
- Supervise and train professional Writing Center Assistants
- Supervise and train student workers
- Developing and maintaining an internet-based Writing Center for use by distance learners
- Advising students about their Regents’ Test status and offering instruction to prepare them for the test
- Work with faculty and staff to ensure that proper records are maintained regarding student Regents’ Test status and scores
- Acting as Point of First Contact for students and other individuals
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- At least two years experience tutoring or teaching at the high school or adult level
- Considerable knowledge of college level English, spelling, and punctuation
- Considerable working knowledge of MLA, APA, and Chicago styles
- Considerable working knowledge of the Regents’ Testing Program
- Intermediate level of computer experience
- Effective verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills
- Ability to maintain administrative and academic records, some of which are confidential
- Ability to organize and prioritize work
- Experience with adult learners
- Experience with individuals with learning disabilities and those whose native language is other than English
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in English or related field required, Master’s degree preferred; at least two years experience tutoring or teaching at the high school or adult level. Experience with individuals with learning disabilities and those whose native language is other than English is preferred.
The Writing Center Director/Regents’ Test Advisor reports to the Dean of Humanities
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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