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Research & Writing Job Opportunity

by Sheryll Hampton on 2021-08-09T11:39:00-06:00 | Comments

Research & Writing Student Assistant

Wage: $8.00/hour 
Hours: 10 hours/week maximum

Description of Position 
The Research & Writing Student Assistant provides research and writing assistance to registered Northwest Nazarene University students. The student assistant will serve a variety of functions, including but not limited to, paper consultation (both online and in-person), research consultation, staffing the drop-in desk, assisting professors, and contributing to workshops. 

The student assistant assists students to better understand course materials and requirements, thereby improving their potential for academic success. Key factors involved with this include the employment of critical thinking strategies and positive interpersonal techniques. 

The student assistant will be expected to work regular shifts per week, and fulfill other duties as needed. 

The student assistant will be expected to register for and attend the STSK4120 Writing Consulting, which is a 1-credit training course, in the first semester of employment. As part of STSK4120, student assistants will be trained in library research

Skills and Qualifications
Minimum Expectations

  • Must be a second-semester sophomore, junior, or senior 
  • 3.0 cumulative college grade point average or better 
  • Aptitude for the search process, including finding and evaluating information sources 
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Ability to explain concepts to others effectively and in a variety of ways 


Preferred Skills & Abilities 

  • Interest in libraries, library sources, and research 
  • Work experience in a college environment with a variety of age groups 
  • Comfortable with APA and/or MLA citation styles

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