Summer, Peer Mentor at the Writing Center, Tutors (2)

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Position Information

Posting Number Sum00049P
Position Title Summer, Peer Mentor at the Writing Center, Tutors (2)
Department Summer & Special Programs - Academic
Position Status Part-Time
Position Type Summer
Months per Year Other
Work hours


Start Date (For temporary positions only) 07/01/2018
End Date (For temporary positions only) 08/02/2018
Position Band/Level Summer
Pay Range $12.00 per hour

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Job Summary

Duties include acting as writing tutor and academic mentor for students enrolled in summer-term courses and programs. Tutors work with a diversity of student learners in the Skidmore College Writing Center on a walk-in and appointment basis. Tutors assist student writers at any stage in the writing process, from gathering ideas to revising to explaining grammatical issues. Tutors will also support the development of students’ study skills, time management, problem-solving, assignment comprehension and overall adjustment to college-level academics. Candidates must be available starting Sunday, July 1 for training, outreach to students, and hosting Writing Center open houses in the evenings during the first week of Summer Session 2. In addition, tutors must be available to work from 6:00-10:00, Sundays through Thursdays from July 8 through August 2 (weeks 2-5 of Summer Session 2).

A limited number of on-campus housing subsidies are available for positions in Special Programs for Skidmore Students based on financial need. For information on how to apply for a housing subsidy visit:

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a Skidmore student or recent Skidmore graduate. To be eligible for this job, a student must have completed (no exceptions) English 303 Honors, which is offered each fall term. It is preferable, in addition, for the summer tutor to have worked as a Writing Center tutor in the spring term following successful completion of EN303H.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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Posting Information

Posting Date 02/16/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents