Writing Center Student Tutor Pool (2023 Spring Semester)

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  • Job Number:521613
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Library
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Writing Center is seeking student writing tutors to work with UAS students. The job requires solid writing skills and the ability to coach students through all stages of the writing process, though we do provide training with our "grow-a-tutor" model. Perfect writing is not required, but a strong foundation and a willingness to learn are. A student tutor position is a great opportunity to improve mentoring skills, learn about tutoring/teaching strategies, and gain professional work experience. Student tutors are also involved in special projects run by the Writing Center such as writing contests and the publication of the in-house academic journal, Summit. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and filled as positions become available.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Completion of/or present enrollment in Writing 211 and 212 highly desirable.
  • Average grade of "B" or better previous English courses.
  • Willingness to learn tutoring strategies, improve personal writing abilities, and grow as a tutor.
  • Knowledge of basic academic course content and tutoring strategies required.
  • Must have ability to recognize various learning styles, communicate effectively with students and faculty, and be highly responsible and organized.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and decision-making.
  • Prior tutoring experience, preferred.
Typical Experience:
  • Some tutoring experience preferred.
Required Education or Training:
  • Must be a UAS student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours throughout employment duration.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, unless a first time freshmen. 
Salary Information:

This is a Student Assistant 2 position, $11.34/hourly, with exceptional placement dependent on experience. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and filled as positions become available. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must include a writing sample. This sample may be from your previous course work and can be any type of writing. Choose something that highlights your strengths as a writer.  Applications must also include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Janna Machalek, UAS HR Coordinator, at jlmachalek@alaska.edu or (907) 796 - 6273.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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