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Writing Centre Technologist

Location
Barrie, ON
Details
Full Time
4 days ago
Department: Library and Academic Success
Campus: Barrie
Classification: Support Staff
Posting Date: May 12, 2022
Salary Range: $35.83 (start rate) - $41.52 (4 year rate)
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Status: Full-time

Reporting to the Operations Manager, Libraries and Academic Success, the incumbent is responsible for providing writing mechanics and citation support, specifically with American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. Developing writing workshops that support academic program needs and academic integrity for written assignments. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing writing tutorial support to students with diverse learning needs including students with disabilities and students for whom English is not their first language, in the remote and in-person learning environment which includes:
    • Reviewing a student's writing to determine if it meets the standard rules and requirements of grammar, punctuation and spelling
    • Effectively communicating problem areas and reviewing the correct principles, procedures or methods of writing with the student
    • Providing the student with appropriate resources and materials for independent study and practice
  • Coordinating the day-to-day operation of the remote and in-person Writing Centre and Program Planning:
    • Participating in the selection of writing tutors
    • Ensuring adequate Writing Centre tutor coverage in response to student demand and providing functional guidance to writing tutors
    • Maintaining a detailed record keeping and reporting system to track key statistics for the Centre
    • Participating in the development of quality and equitable writing support services for online learners with a focus on engagement
    • Participating in the design and maintenance of a comprehensive set of targeted programs and services for diverse learners including ELL/ESL students which includes designing and delivering writing tutor training with the goal of equipping writing tutors with strategies to support ESL/ELL learners
    • Participating in the development / updating of program operational documents
    • Actively promoting the Writing Centre to the community through orientation, booths, information days, open houses, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Successfully completed a three-year postsecondary diploma / degree in a relevant field of study that may include, but is not limited to English or another writing intensive discipline
  • Three years of experience as a writing tutor or writing consultant preferably in an open learning centre environment
  • Experience mentoring students and providing functional guidance to student staff while demonstrating a strong commitment to student success
  • Strong knowledge in American Psychological Association (APA) writing and format for academic documents
  • Experience developing and delivering training and development programs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral / written)
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of under-prepared students, student with disabilities and English Language Learners
  • Knowledge of essential study skills and awareness of applicable learning strategies
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and demonstrate confidence and good judgment
  • Proven organizational, assessment and team building skills
  • Problem solving and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take and exercise initiative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve to determine and provide alternative options / solutions to the students
  • Experience using a case management software (Clockwork) would be an asset
  • CRLA certification (Level 2) or equivalent tutoring experience (minimum 25 hours) or Supplemental Instruction Certificate is an asset
  • Teaching and Training Adults Certificate or CTLAE 6 part College Learners and Learning Series is an asset
  • TSEL or the equivalent experience is an asset

Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to persons of Indigenous ancestry, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ community. If you are contacted to participate in the interview, please advise the coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Applications for this position must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 19, 2022. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.
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Information Technology