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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

Todd Peterson
(Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies [CATS] Connections)

Tood Peterson
"The 'later' I've been looking for"

Like many people who recognize God is calling them to follow, I was adept at listing reasons why it couldn't work right now. Money, time, family, commitments to my local congregation--the list went on and on, and I was able to rest comfortably in the fact that it wasn't me, it was my situation. I would enter seminary when circumstances were right; it would happen "later."