Student Work Study Writing Coach for Capella Education in Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Student Work Study Writing Coach for Capella Education in Minneapolis, MN 55402

Some responsibilities include:

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports To: Amy Buechler-Steubing – Supervisor, Learning Assistance Center

Full Time/ Part Time: Part Time

Regular/ Temporary: Temporary

Location: Offsite

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

Date: Appointment through June 2017

Please do not apply until you have read and understood the following: If you have not heard back about this position by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016, this role has been filled and we are not moving forward with your application at that time. We post Federal Work Study positions on the Capella Careers site every quarter and encourage you to check the website for future roles that may be of interest to you.

What is Federal Work Study?

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) provides part-time employment to learners with financial need. Financial need is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) provided by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award amount depends on your financial need and is based on expected weekly employment targets. Unlike federal grants, funds from the Federal Work Study are paid to the learner on a bi-weekly basis after employment requirements have been met and wages have been earned. The inclusion of Federal Work Study in your financial aid award is not a guarantee of the amount you will earn as you will be paid only for the hours that you actually work.

All federal aid sources must be included in your financial aid, including the Federal Work Study Program. With this additional federal aid source, it may reduce the amount of federal loans you would be eligible for. Keep in mind that federal loans must be paid back (with interest) whereas the Federal Work Study Program funds are provided to you bi-weekly and do not require repayment.

Position summary

The Student Work Study Writing Coach is responsible for providing academic and writing support to learners in self-paced and regular courses to help them build competencies and advance their academic writing skills. This support will be offered through: 1-1 coaching and consultation, development of writing resources, and the facilitation of writing workshops.
Writing Coach duties include, but aren not limited to

Assisting learners at all stages of the writing process.
Reviewing learner essays and offering practice exercises.
Providing workshops and 1:1 tutoring on basic grammar and format instruction, APA style and formatting, and other higher-order and lower-order writing areas.
Developing and offering workshops that include interactive learning activities that integrate writing strategies and resources with course content, using a variety of techniques to promote active learning.
Working with learners to polish and strengthen their academic writing skills.
Helping learners deconstruct feedback and identify opportunities for revisions.
Build useful writing tools and handouts to be utilized by learners, instructors, advisors, and other Writing Coaches. Contribute to the ongoing development and maintenance of Capella’s Online Writing Center.

This position requires 10-15 hours a week and is remote. Most duties can be completed on nights and weekends, but some availability during regular business hours for training and weekly team meetings may also be required. This role is expected to continue through June 2017.


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

Have completed the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
Have successfully completed a minimum of 3 quarters at Capella University with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their program of study. Be prepared to submit your unofficial transcript when requested.

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