Lead Writing Tutor

Student Position 10-15 hours a week

The Parkside Academic Resource Center (PARC) is looking for a Lead Writing Tutor who can mentor, lead, and communicate with a team of writing tutors throughout the workweek. The candidate selected will conduct one-on-ones with each writing tutor, provide support and guidance to writing tutors, and conduct 3-4 cohort meetings over the semester. The selected candidate will be a former writing tutor who is highly organized, who has strong communication skills, and be ready to take on administrative tasks, such as initiating and following up on self-assessments and peer observations, interviewing potential writing tutors, and leading new tutors through orientation. Weekly hours are flexible except for 5-7 Friday noon meetings during the course of the semester, which the candidate will plan and conduct, and 1 TBD weekly one-on-one with a Center Manager. This is a one-semester position, but has the potential of being extended.

Writing Lead Tutor Areas of Responsibility


  • Fulfill the roles and duties of a tutor, including Self-assess, Professional Development, Peer Observation


  • Orient new writing tutors/maintain first point of contact
  • Help writing tutors create and maintain tutoring goals
  • Conduct 2 one-on-ones with each tutor (currently 9) per semester
  • Observe at least 4 tutors each semester
  • Facilitate resolutions to concerns that arise in your cohort


  • Meet with Center Manager for weekly supervision
  • Check RangerMail twice daily
  • Provide writing tutors with updates in a timely manner
  • Communicate with professors to spread the word about PARC services and talk to classes
  • Be the representative voice of writing tutors to the PARC Director


  • Plan and lead 3 meetings for the Writing Center
  • Solve conflicts that arise within the Writing Center
  • Be a proactive advocate for the PARC and its promotion
  • Keep track of Observations to make sure everyone gets observed at least once
  • Organize and implement events with writing tutors

Candidate Qualities Preferred

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to Self-Direct as well as delegate tasks
  • Vision for achieving goals of tutoring
  • Content area mastery for writing and literature topics
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong Time Management
  • Administrative Skills

Application Materials

On the next page you will be asked to upload your cover letter and your resume/CV as well as fill out the application questions.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by 6:00PM on April 21, 2017. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact the PARC Center Manager.

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345