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University Student Assistant - English Department, Writing Center (Spring 2024)

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Work type: University Student Assistant
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Student Employment




$12.00 per hour

  • maximum of 26 hours per week

Normal Work Schedule:


Job Summary:

Writing consultants have the opportunity to hold interactive writing appointments with student writers from all disciplines on various writing projects such as essays, speeches, proposals, multimodal projects, etc. Consultants must understand the structure of topic sentences, thesis statements, paragraphs, and essays along with essay knowledge. Writing consultants should have a good understanding of grammar and mechanics as well. Knowledge in various rhetorical modes and types (e.g. literary reviews, analyses, blogs, websites, presentations, etc…) is beneficial. Consultants will develop key skills such as communication, cooperation, and leadership. Consultants will also have the opportunity to specialize in types of writing and citation styles. Students will complete and submit bi-weekly timesheets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete up to 20 hours of face-to-face/online tutoring per week during the semester/term.
  • Complete assigned trainings.
  • Work with writers during any step of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing.
  • Work with writers from various departments within the university.
  • Guide writers through sentence-level grammatical revisions when necessary.
  • Guide writers through necessary citation methods.
  • Guide writers through developing various multimodal projects (e.g. posters, infographics, presentations, speeches, blogs, video essays, etc…).
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Assist with Writing Center social media.
  • Be positive and encouraging to student writers.
  • Follow guidelines and procedures set-up by the Writing Center Coordinator.
  • Behave in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Keep accurate records of student consultations.
  • Assist students in scheduling appointments as needed.
  • Assist in training new consultants as needed.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
  • Develop materials and resources for the website.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Application Process
  • Complete application form.
  • Submit a sample of your writing.
  • Complete interview with Writing Center Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have completed EH 101 & 102 (or equivalent course) with a grade of A.
  • A current GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • A working knowledge of the writing process and various rhetorical styles.
  • Familiarity in locating and documenting reliable and credible sources.
  • Familiarity with MLA/APA citation styles. Other styles are a bonus.

Notice Regarding International Students:

  • Due to Visa requirements international students must be enrolled as a full-time JSU student and possess each of the following:
  1. Passport from their respective country.
  2. F-1 Student Visa or J-1 Exchange Student Visa.
  3. U.S. Customs Form I-94.
  4. Official photo identification.
  5. Official Social Security Card imprinted with “Valid for Work Only” or similar statement.

Application Process

  1. Complete application form.
  2. Submit a sample of your writing.
  3. Complete interview with Writing Center Administrator.

Required Documents for Application

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

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