Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and many other activities. Germanna is seeking to hire three Writing Support Specialists. The Writing Support Specialist will be responsible for monitoring the progress of students enrolled in Germanna EDE and ENG111 courses and arranging immediate academic intervention as needed. The incumbent will be embedded in EDE and ENG 111 courses and will be responsible for reviewing students' assignment progress and grades, conferring with the instructors teaching the classes, and both arranging and providing academic support for students whenever needed. The Writing Support Specialist will conduct class presentations and arrange specialized study groups and tutoring sessions for students who are having difficulties with content, including but not limited to, all English and ESL courses. The incumbent will be expected to assist students during appointments, study groups, and within the on-campus and online ACE drop-in Writing Centers. Additionally, the Writing Support Specialist will develop writing-focused academic support materials for students. General Duties:
Monitor and examine student grades and assignment completion in EDE and ENG 111 courses.
Confer with math instructors to determine which students require academic intervention.
Reach out to students who require assistance, inform them of the availability of academic assistance, and schedule appointments as needed.
Follow-up with students to ensure they have all the resources to help them to achieve success with their English courses and help them to create a success plan.
Survey students in ENG 111 courses to determine their availability to attend focused study sessions.
Offer regular drop-in math assistance for students.
Meet with students during appointments.
Provide assistance to students in the Writing Center as requested.
Research and develop tutorials on various writing topics that serve as barriers for students.
Conduct outreach presentations to math classes.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society. An EEO Employer
Associate degree or the equivalent education/training
Comprehensive knowledge of writing genre, English grammar, APA, MLA, and CMS citations.
Microsoft Office 365
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and judgment skills
Knowledge of Google Apps
Tutoring or Teaching Experience
Internal Number: 34132
About Germanna Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.