Professional Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)

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Professional Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)








Department: Academic Affairs-LLC Writing Center


Locations: Fall River, MA


Posted: Aug 19, 2021


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: Part Time Non Benefited


Position ID: 135623


About Bristol Community College:


Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol has core values rooted in collaboration, communication, inclusion, innovation, respect and student success. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol’s Business Solutions & Partnerships area provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.


With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something unique to offer – from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and history in downtown New Bedford, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus and the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island.


Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.




Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.




Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Professional Tutor, Writing Center (part-time)


DEPARTMENT: Library and Learning Commons (LLC)/Writing Center


REPORTS TO: Associate Dean of Library and Learning Commons


STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The part-time Professional Tutor for the Writing Center will offer direct tutoring services to students and will participate in Library Learning Commons initiatives to help ensure delivery of quality academic tutoring services. The Professional Tutor will also participate in ongoing professional development opportunities. Tutoring services in the Writing Center include, but are not limited to, writing and critical reading. Duties may be carried out in-person, at one or more of Bristol’s locations, or virtually and may include day, evening, or weekend hours.




• Serve as a professional tutor to a diverse group of community college students.

• Aid students in developing both conceptual and practical approaches, as well as study skills to increase academic development and success.

• Assist students with cross-disciplinary writing and reading assignments and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.

• Participate in monthly Writing Center staff meetings and other program meetings to assist and plan for college-wide tutoring as needed.

• Be prepared and on-time for each tutoring session, including but not limited to one-to-one, drop-in, group, or virtual tutoring formats.

• Document all tutoring sessions in department’s record keeping system, such as TutorTrac.

• Act in a professional manner and be sensitive to and respectful of the student’s learning and, if appropriate, personal needs.

• Assist the Writing Center Coordinator with class visits, workshops, and collaborations within the Library Learning Commons as needed.

• Keep all information on student confidential; adhere to FERPA.

• Follow all Library Learning Commons/Writing Center procedures and policies; report critical issues to supervisor immediately.

• Refer tutees to other campus services or resources when appropriate.

• Submit electronic timesheet in Self Service Time & Attendance (SSTA) weekly, or paper timesheet, if required for payroll purposes.

• Complete required college trainings such as, but not limited to, Title IX, FERPA, Bloodborne Pathogens and Information Security.

• Apply equity best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

• Focus on customer service protocols when working with Bristol community members, including faculty, staff, and students.

• Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.








NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.


• Minimum of a Master’s degree in English, education, or a closely related field.

• Effective communication skills and the ability to explain concepts to others clearly.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Office 365 applications and Zoom.

• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.




• Professional experience supporting students, teaching, or working in higher education environment.

• Community college tutoring or teaching experience.

• Demonstrated experience with technical writing, scientific writing, or business writing.

• Demonstrated proficiency with TutorTrac or similar systems.

• Knowledge of MLA and APA formats.

• Ability to speak a language in addition to English.


Additional Information:


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position in order to perform the essential functions listed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, part-time, non-benefitted, unit position. This position is paid for scheduled appointments and drop-in hours, not to exceed 18.5 hours per week. They are also paid for no-show appointments and same-day cancellations. This position may be subject to grant budget appropriations.


Professional Tutors are hired on an as needed basis. Tutoring sessions may be offered in virtual or face-to-face formats in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and/or Taunton. Sessions may be held during the day, in the evening, and on weekends (Friday nights or Saturdays).


Due to COVID-19, this position may work remotely until further guidance is received from the college.


SALARY: $ 30.03


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button.






1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application. ? In the “Faculty/Other Expert Recommendations” section of this application, please provide email addresses for your references; a recommendation form will be sent to them to complete on your behalf. (For this position, including an English department faculty member among your references is optional.)


2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.


3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).


4) A writing sample that best represents your experience as a writer, such as a published article, a paper from a graduate course, or an assignment sheet from a class you have taught. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.


All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.


A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.


The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.


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