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Writing Tutor (50% time position)
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Bright Success Center
Position Code:   SBSC4758A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin immediately. This position is open until filled.
Salary:   $17.53 - $20.00 Hourly. Commensurate with experience.
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Reporting to the Director of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center, and the Coordinator of Graduate Student Services, the Writing Tutor for Graduate Student Services (GSS) offers scheduled hours each week for student appointments, and is paid hourly based on the number of appointments taken. The Writing Tutor GSS works closely with the Tutoring Coordinator in the Bright Success Center for training and tracking software needs; the incumbent works closely with the GSS Coordinator for publicity and scheduling; the incumbent works with the GSS Coordinator and the BSC Director for planning and carrying student needs assessments and evaluations. The incumbent will learn and use Symplicity software for appointment scheduling and attendance tracking and assessment processes.

This position dual reports to both Bright Success Center and Graduate Student Services. It is a 50% time contract, as needed, position.

Qualifications:   • Master's Degree or higher in a science and/or engineering field, or in a non-science.

• Knowledge of learning theories and training models.

• Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.

• Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note-taking, test-taking, time management, and goal setting. Skills in judgment and decision-making. Problem solving skills.

• Develops knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural issues in applying academic support for students.

• Develops knowledge of current and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific; student-population specific).

• Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.

• Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to communicate information in small and large group settings.

• Other experience in leadership among students or in an academic setting preferred.

• Demonstrated effectiveness in writing (through past publications, experience teaching writing, similar accomplishments).

• Experience tutoring adult or college-level learners, particularly in the field of discipline-related writing, strongly preferred.

To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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