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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

Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.