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Title:    Student Work Study Writing Coach (2018-2019 Aid Year-through 6.30.19)

 

Department:   Academic Affairs

 

Full Time/ Part Time: Part Time

 

Regular/ Temporary: Temporary

 

Location:   Offsite

 

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

 

Date:   Appointment through June 2019

 

Please do not apply until you have read and understood the following: If you have not heard back about this position by FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018, this role has been filled and we are not moving forward with your application at that time. We post Federal Work Study positions on the Capella Careers site every quarter and encourage you to check the website for future roles that may be of interest to you.
What is Federal Work Study?

 

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) provides part-time employment to learners with financial need. Financial need is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) provided by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The award amount depends on your financial need and is based on expected weekly employment targets.  Unlike federal grants, funds from the Federal Work Study are paid to the learner on a bi-weekly basis after employment requirements have been met and wages have been earned.  The inclusion of Federal Work Study in your financial aid award is not a guarantee of the amount you will earn as you will be paid only for the hours that you actually work.

 

All federal aid sources must be included in your financial aid, including the Federal Work Study Program. With this additional federal aid source, it may reduce the amount of federal loans you would be eligible for. Keep in mind that federal loans must be paid back (with interest) whereas the Federal Work Study Program funds are provided to you bi-weekly and do not require repayment.

 

Position summary
The Student Work Study Writing Coach is responsible for providing academic and writing support to learners in self-paced and regular courses to help them build competencies and advance their academic writing skills. This support will be offered through: 1-1 coaching and consultation, development of writing resources, and the facilitation of writing workshops.
Writing Coach duties include, but are not limited to

  • Assisting learners at all stages of the writing process.
  • Reviewing learner essays and offering practice exercises.
  • Providing workshops and 1:1 tutoring on basic grammar and format instruction, APA style and formatting, and other higher-order and lower-order writing areas.
  • Developing and offering workshops that include interactive learning activities that integrate writing strategies and resources with course content, using a variety of techniques to promote active learning.
  • Working with learners to polish and strengthen their academic writing skills.
  • Helping learners deconstruct feedback and identify opportunities for revisions.
  • Build useful writing tools and handouts to be utilized by learners, instructors, advisors, and other Writing Coaches. Contribute to the ongoing development and maintenance of Capella’s Online Writing Center.

 

This position requires 10-15 hours a week and is remote. Most duties can be completed on nights and weekends, but some availability during regular business hours for training and weekly team meetings may also be required. This role is expected to continue through June 2019.

Qualifications
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Have completed the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 3 quarters at Capella University with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their program of study. Be prepared to submit your unofficial transcript when requested.
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Submit a writing sample that demonstrates your academic writing skills and abilities.
  • Be continuously enrolled as a learner during their appointment as work study tutor.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides 1:1 and group tutoring support to learners.
  • Develops and offers writing workshops.
  • Provides assistance in the use and application of academic resources.
  • Develops learning resources to assist learners with academic writing.
  • Maintains learner confidentiality, FERPA.
  • Attends all scheduled meetings.
  • Models successful academic practices.
  • Completes initial and ongoing training as needed.

 

Writing Coaches will provide support in different programs and courses at Capella (e.g., Writing Center help desk, providing writing support  in specific courses such as English Composition, offering writing workshops).

 

Essential Skills

  • Interest or experience with teaching or tutoring.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with faculty, coaches, and learners.
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent relationship-building, customer service, and problem resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail, initiative and follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Ability to plan and develop creative study strategies using a wide variety of identified learning strategies.
  • Insight on necessary study skills and habits of successful students.
  • Ability to assess individual and group learning needs and explain concepts in different ways.
  • Experience working with a diversity of learning styles.
  • Ability to learn and use online or blended delivery format and course management systems.
  • Demonstrated confidence and self-awareness.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of the 6th edition Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
  • Strong editing skills and ability to explain rules of grammar and style.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, online learning programs, campus management systems, and email.

 

Hardware/Software Requirements
Minimum hardware, internet, and phone requirements (equal to learners’ computer compatibilities)

 

Job Location
Many of our positions, including this role, are designed to be remote "home office" settings.
Employees working out of a home office are responsible for providing an appropriate and safe office space, office furniture and organization, communication tools, and related items. These include:

  • arranging for high speed internet connection, printer and a dedicated phone line for business use. Specifics regarding expense coverage and reimbursement vary based on individual position categories. Capella will not provide office equipment or on-site set up assistance.  
  • the environment must be free from distractions and enable a highly productive and professional work environment.  
  • as with on-site positions, our off-site positions require that the majority of the time will be spent using a telephone, PC and monitors. 
  • any and all daycare arrangements must be made so that employees are not working while providing care for children or other family members at home. 
  • there are minimal lifting requirements unless otherwise noted. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) act applies to work performed by an employee in any workplace within the United States, including a workspace located in an employee’s home. All employees are responsible for complying with the OSHA act and with safety and health standards.

About Capella

Capella University is an online university built on graduate degrees, with more than 35,000 students throughout the U.S. and in other countries. Founded in 1993 to provide advanced educational opportunities for working professionals, Capella has become a national leader in online education, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The university's success is built upon a culture that promotes human potential, achievement, innovation, integrity, collaboration, and teamwork. Capella Education Company (CPLA), parent company of Capella University, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Capella Education Company was named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for being listed as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies for 7 consecutive years. Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.

Higher Learning Commission contact information: https://www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440

Equal Employment Opportunity

Capella is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university and our corporate offices. Our goal is to create academic and business communities that are rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Capella is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled and Protected Veteran employer.  Visit the link below to access the EEO is the Law posterhttp://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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