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Writing Specialist, Foundation Year


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Position Type: Temporary
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Professional Studies

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

Northeastern University’s College of Professional studies is seeking a part-time, temporary Writing Specialist to support the Foundation Year program. The Foundation Year program is a first-year program that works exclusively with students from Boston.  The program provides students with an array of wrap-around supports, including its own integrated writing center that provides one-on-one writing help and feedback.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Work with individual students on their writing during ½ hour synchronous online sessions
  • Track student attendance and work completed during session
  • Collaborate with fellow writing specialists and Foundation Year faculty about best practices for working with students

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. A master’s degree in English (or a related field) is preferred. Additionally, it is preferred that applicants have experience with writing instruction, as well as experience working with racially and ethnically diverse students at the high school or college level.   


Preferred Qualifications:

N/A

 

Salary Grade:

 Temporary Non-Student

Additional Information:

This is a part-time (15-20 hr/week) position. The pay rate is $25/hour. This position will be online/remote during Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. An on-campus presence may be required for subsequent academic terms.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity

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