Writing Placement Advisor

Job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Attending training sessions to become familiar with the self-informed writing placement survey and learning to evaluate student writing samples, as well as advising students on selecting WRTG 105, WRTG 105E, or WRTG 105A/B.
  • Handling incoming phone calls from students who have questions about placement, or about WRTG 105, WRTG 105E, or WRTG 105A/B.
  • Retrieving, reading, and commenting on students' writing samples. Some students will submit a timed writing sample via Blackboard as part of the self-informed writing placement survey.
  • Contacting, via telephone, skype, or e-mail, students who have completed the sample to advise them about their writing class options.
  • Answer in-person questions students might have regarding writing course options or other primary writing requirement-related issues.
  • Assisting with the keeping of records for students participating in the placement survey.

The pay is $19/$20/$21 an hour based on experience, and candidates will be chosen based, in part, on their availability for all aspects of the process. A strong preference will be given to applicants with prior experience teaching WRTG 105, WRTG 105E, and/or WRTG 105A/B. Candidates who are hired will be guaranteed at least 9 hours per week from mid-June to mid-August, with the possibility of more hours based on demand.

If you're interested in this position, please submit applications via email to: Matthew Bayne (mwbayne@gmail.com), Placement Coordinator, no later than May 5th

Please include a brief letter of interest detailing what you would bring to the position, as well as an updated C.V.

We expect to hire 1-3 Placement Advisors.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please consider contacting the Placement Coordinator, at mwbayne@gmail.com, to schedule an appointment to discuss the position in greater depth.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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