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Student Writing Support Specialist - College of Online Education

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Academics


Assists faculty and students in improving the quality of student writing through the implementation of writing support initiatives


Essential Job Functions

  • Facilitates the development of student writing skills through a variety of mediums (e.g. phone, email, web conferencing, or in-person) by providing instruction on how to complete writing and research assignments and by  promoting academic integrity
  • Creates, implements and maintains various support resources, services and workshops that teach effective writing and research practices, and that establish and support writing standards and consistency
  • Collaborates with faculty and online instructional designers on the development and evaluation of writing assignments
  • Maintains student records per department guidelines
  • Develops and facilitates professional development workshops and resources for faculty
  • Collaborates with the instructional design team and makes recommendations for changes or enhancements to online courses based on challenges identified when working with students
  • Collaborates and coordinates with online academic advisors and online admissions associates on how to advise students of available writing services and refer them to these services, as necessary
  • Promotes student writing support services to online faculty and students
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in English or a related field of study
  • Experience with teaching English composition, professional writing tutoring or related experience
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work on-campus in Providence, R.I.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with online or nontraditional students
  • Experience working with students via email, phone, and web conferencing
  • Experience developing support resources for students


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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