The Writerâ™s Center Specialist reports to the High School Principal and is responsible to the Writerâ™s Center Faculty Supervisor, a member of the English faculty. The Writerâ™s Center Specialist will work one on one with students who drop in or sign up for an appointment.
Responsible for assisting students with various steps of the writing process, identifying aspects of their written composition that need development or improvement, and coaching students in how to write more effectively.
The Specialist will also manage the Centerâ™s sign up, write brief reports to the studentsâ™ teachers or counselors outlining the outcomes of the tutoring session, and maintain effective communication with high school faculty and college counselors about the expectations for written assignments
Strong knowledge of effective writing required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills required.
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Bachelor's degree in English or a related field (ie. comparative literature, humanities) required.
Experience teaching or tutoring high school students strongly preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality, preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to carry or lifts loads of up to 25 lbs.
Ability to sit for up to 2 hours
Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours to 4 hours
Ability to stand for up to 2 hours
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment
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