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Johnson County Community College Writing Specialist, Writing Center in Overland Park, Kansas

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Position Title

Writing Specialist, Writing Center


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

Number of openings


Work Schedule, Hours per week

Varies, Position will begin in August, 12 hours per week

Position Grade


Pay Range

$21.39-$26.74 per hour (actual pay depends on qualifications)


Overland Park Main Campus

Benefits Category

No benefits

JCCC Benefits Information

Job Summary

Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Assist writers from all disciplines and of varying abilities with grammar, writing, speech, and any other aspect of the writing process. This could take place via drop-in, one-time appointments, one-on-one individualized tutoring sessions, and/or workshops. Attendance at training sessions or other scheduled meetings. Other tasks might include filling in at the front desk, updating resources, monitoring self-paced modules, referring students to appropriate resources, assisting students, faculty and staff in the WCTR, mentoring new and peer Writing Specialists, overseeing operations in the absence of the Writing Center Director, performing special tasks for the ARC, and other duties as assigned.

Job Duties

Job duties include but are not limited to:

+ TRAINING - Attend training and department meetings as requested.

+ COMMUNICATION - WS communicates effectively with students, the WCTR Director, and JCCC faculty and staff.

+ ASSIST IN THE TRAINING AND MENTORING OF WS - Help Writing Specialists learn the best practices in tutoring, the available resources on campus, the policies and procedures of the WCTR, as well as assisting in development of new training materials.

+ MAINTAIN ETHICAL WORK BEHAVIORS - Exhibit good work ethics by being reliable and dedicated.

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Required Qualifications

A Master's degree in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Center Theory, Education, TESOL or closely related discipline required (or at least 15 graduate hours in one of these subjects, which would certify a candidate in the state of Kansas)

Experience teaching at the Community College level

Familiarity with L Ss and other educational technology

Ability to work with diverse groups

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Proficiency with standard office equipment and technology

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in a tutor capacity

Required application documents


Cover Letter


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender ide