The Specialist will serve as a liaison between the Rutgers English Language Institute (RELI) and the Rutgers Learning Centers (LCs), and will provide individual writing assistance, both in-person and online, to undergraduate and graduate students, across all academic disciplines and subjects, other than those offered through the Writing Program. This position will be filled by a full-time or part-time RELI staff member who serves in a co-adjunct position with the LCs to offer writing support for multilingual students. The Multilingual Writing Specialist provides individual writing assistance, both in-person and online, to undergraduate and graduate students, across all academic disciplines and subjects, other than those offered by the Writing Program. The Specialist works with students at all levels of writing competency and on every aspect of the writing process, from outlining, punctuation, and grammar to thesis statements, paragraph development, and analysis. They provide writing coaching for a broad range of writing, including assigned papers, laboratory reports, research papers, senior theses, doctoral dissertations, and personal statements and statements of purpose for scholarships and for graduate and professional programs. Writing Specialists also work independently, creating materials and resources, such as videos and blogs, that directly address the writing concerns of students and faculty.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in English, the humanities, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of English grammar and usage within the context of assisting multilingual learners with their writing. The Specialist must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds, patience, and a commitment to student achievement and success.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Please state the minimum level of education, experience, licenses, certifications, specialized training, specific knowledge, skills, and abilities, needed to effectively perform in the position (software, professional certifications, drivers’ license, languages, etc.).
The person will be accessing an in-house data management system for scheduling appointments and completing reports and directing students to complete surveys using Qualtrics survey software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Please state the physical demands and work environment, if any, that are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the key functions of this position.
Posting Number: 20FA0190
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 111826
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.