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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Writing Coach
Reports to Amy Ritchie
Department  Student and Business Services
Days of Week  Flexible
Time of Day  Flexible
Hours per week  3
Start date  9/1/15
End date  5/7/16
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary Serve as a tutor for strengthening the writing skills of seminary students. Work with students in need, moving them toward independence as writers. The focus will be on improvement of skills rather than the writing of particular assignments. The Writing Coach will not focus on content or theological corrections
Duties/responsibilities Meet with students who are recommended by the teaching faculty or the Director of Student Development. They will use previously written papers by the student in need to note patterns needing change. The Writing Coach will help the student identify and understand these patterns and to learn stronger writing skills. They will use actual assignments for working with students in order to note improvement. The Writing Coach is not a theological or ministry tutor, and will not recommend changes to the content of any papers.
Skills/qualifications Outstanding writing skills. Ability to encourage. Ability to name shortcomings. Ability to remain focused as a tutor and not become a content editor.
Physical demands  N/A

Bekah Houff
Master of Divinity

BekahWhat is ministry? In my eyes ministry is in the pulpit, in the classroom, on the streets, your job at the post office, a local restaurant, or a coffee shop anywhere God calls you to be a ministering person. For me, this year, ministry means a non-traditional (not in a congregation) placement involving lots of administrative work as I serve the South/Central Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren as District Youth Director for the next eight months.