Writing Tutor Job Description
As a peer tutor in the Writing Center, your main responsibility is to talk to fellow students about their writing. You are not an editor or a proofreader; instead, you are a guide, a coach, a sounding board and, at times, a teacher. Our mission is to help students become better writers, not just write better papers. As a tutor, you are instrumental in helping us achieve this goal!
In addition to working with students, Writing Center tutors are also expected to regularly attend staff meetings, create and design tutoring materials, visit classes to talk about Writing Center services, deliver writing workshops, and help make day-to-day and long-term decisions about the operations of the center.
- Completion of the first-year seminar and one writing-enhanced class
- Completion of at least one semester at Stetson University
- 3.0 GPA
- The ability to work at the Writing Center for at least one full academic year
While applicants should be strong writers, the best tutors are not necessarily individuals with impeccable grammar and a total mastery of form. The best tutors are often students who have faced their own struggles with writing and worked to overcome them. A good tutor is someone who is empathetic, personable, flexible, open-minded and curious. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to submit an application.
Tutors are paid $10.25 per hour and generally work four to six hours per week. While the pay is unfortunately not lucrative, this position has benefits that other campus jobs do not.
In addition to tutoring, tutors have many other opportunities to develop a variety of professional skills (bulking up their resumes and CVs in the process!) such as
- Working with faculty
- Delivering workshops
- Conducting research
- Attending and presenting at regional and national conferences
Front Desk Project Manager Job Description
This position reports to the Director of the Writing Center. The Front Desk Project Manager assists in the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center, maintains the website using Webgarage, as well as works collaboratively on long-term projects with tutors, fellows and directors.
More specifically, the front desk project manager would be expected to:
- Welcome students to the Writing Center and answers questions regarding our various services
- Oversees the Writing Center email by answering or directing all questions that come in
- Schedules class visits and presentations
- Maintains the website using Webgarage
- Works with the Communications Team to market the Writing Center and Writing Program via print and social media
- Collaborates on special projects with the directors
- Other duties as assigned (typically based on interest)
- Current Stetson student in good academic standing
- Highly-organized and creative
- Knowledge of WebGarage or other website building software
- Self-starter who will complete tasks in a timely fashion
- Proficient with technology including Microsoft Publisher, Word, Excel, and other related programs
- The ability to work for at least one full academic year