Writing Center Coach – Federal Work Study

Website Midwestern Seminary

Report to Writing Center Coordinator
Department Academics
FLSA Status Hourly, Non-Exempt

 

JOB PURPOSE

To assist students of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College with writing skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Help create an inviting environment that enables students to grow and mature in their writing capabilities
  • Answer questions clearly
  • Encourage student success
  • Offer suggestions in a clear and constructive manner
  • Assist students at any stage of the writing process via in-person and virtual conversation
    • Answer writing-related questions
    • Help students learn and practice writing strategies
    • Connect students to the MBTS style guide
    • Direct students to outside resources
    • Coach students through critiquing and strengthening their own work in areas of ideas, structure, flow, etc.
  • Keep records for each student conference
  • Assist with and participate in writing workshops and special events
  • Follow the Writer’s Studio philosophy and process (as covered in training)

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

MUST BE CURRENT STUDENT OF MBTS OR SPURGEON COLLEGE, AND MUST QUALIFY FOR THE FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM VIA FINANCIAL AID

Including, not limited to

  • Christian with high integrity, currently pursuing a relationship with God
  • Degree from four-year institution or have completed 100 hours in the Accelerate program.
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong knowledge of key elements of writing, the writing process, effective structure and argumentation, appropriate use of resources and research skills
  • Able to express ideas and answer questions clearly
  • Strong computer skills – Word, Excel, Skype or Zoom – to ensure effective conferencing with students via email and/or virtually
  • Positive attitude
  • Desire and willingness to learn
  • Able to pass background screening, including driving record
  • Eligible to work in the United States

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • 10 – 15 hours per week, no more than 20 hours in one week per Federal Work Study Guidelines

PHYSICIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequently required to sit or stand for periods of time at desk or computer station
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the position.