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Student Employee - Peer Writing Assistant

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Work status: Temporary/Limited Duration
Location: LCC Downtown Campus
Categories: Student
Work type: Part Time
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Title: Student Employee - Peer Writing Assistant

Hours Per Week: Up to 15 hours 

Compensation Type: Hourly Salary

New Hire Starting Pay: 12.25

Employee Classification: Students Working

Level: Student-2

Division: Arts & Sciences Division - 407000

Department: Writing Center - 407302

Campus Location: LCC Downtown Campus

Position Type: Temporary/Limited Duration

Bargaining Unit: Non Bargaining

Department Contact Name (Student): Jill Reglin

Department Contact Email (Student): penninj@star.lcc.edu

Department Contact Phone # (Student): 517-483-1298

Job Summary:

The primary role of the Peer Writing Assistant (Peer WA) is to provide writing support to students across the college. Peer WAs will be assigned work in the Writing Center in which they will support student writers one-on-one, and occasionally in small groups, as well as possibly within English classroom settings. Peer WAs will work as assigned throughout the semester; evenings and weekends may be required. They are expected to attend staff meetings and perform occasional clerical tasks.

Meet with student writers one-on-one by appointment to assist throughout the process of writing to fulfill LCC course-related assignments as well as non-course-related writing (such as career documents and transfer application materials). Assist student writers in classroom and workshop environments. The goal of peer writing support is to help students become better writers who produce more effective writing. Work assignment may be in-person and/or online.

Attend and participate in required trainings, staff meetings, and other professional development opportunities related to improving practices in supporting student writers.

Complete required paperwork and documentation using software applications such as email, file management, database entry, word processing, and spreadsheets. Use communication tools such as WebEx, LibCal, and D2L.

Must enjoy working with other LCC students in a role that requires coaching and mentoring. Must be a team player who embraces interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Past experience that demonstrates motivation, independence, responsibility, and people skills is preferred.

Additional Position Requirements
High School Diploma, or GED, or two semesters LCC Early College

Minimum GPA of 2.5 at LCC or from high school if an Early College student (most recent high school or college transcript(s) required to upload with application)

Completion of English 121/131 with minimum 3.5 grade (or equivalent college-level first-semester composition course grade from another institution)

Proficient in basic computer applications and communication tools with an ability to access the Internet

Faculty recommendation form and application addendum form included with application

Requirements for LCC Student Employment:

The primary purpose of student employment is to provide current LCC students the opportunity to acquire job skills and experiences during semesters in which they are attending classes as follows:
• Enrolled and actively attending the following total LCC credit hours by semester
- Fall and/or Spring Semester(s) = 6.0 credits minimum (taken over 16-week period)
- Summer Semester = 3.0 credits minimum (taken over 8-week period)
• 2.00 GPA minimum (unless it’s student's first semester of enrollment at LCC and/or granted approval to waive requirement from the Student Employment Coordinator)
Note: International students (i.e. F-1 visa holders w/ valid I-20 issued by LCC) must meet the following minimum enrollment requirements each semester, in order to maintain employment eligibility per United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USICS):
- Fall and/or Spring Semester(s) = 12.0 credits min. (taken over 16-week period)
- Summer Semester = 3.0 credits min. (taken over 8-week period)

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of English 122/132 with minimum 3.0 grade (or equivalent college-level advanced composition course grade from another institution)

Experience with peer assistance (tutoring, mentoring, teaching, and/or coaching, which may volunteer, internship, or paid work experience)

Experience in customer service (may be volunteer, internship, or paid work experience)

Lansing Community College is an equal opportunity, educational institution/employer.

 

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