Staff Position

College of Adult and Professional Studies & Graduate Writing Coordinator

Position Details

Job ID # 19-110
Department Academic Success & Advising
Reports To Director for Academic Success

Position Summary

The College of Adult and Professional Studies and Graduate Writing Support Coordinator is a 0.75 FTE position that coordinates writing tutoring in the Graduate and CAPS programs, including Adult Evening, Online, Extension Campuses, and NPP. They schedule and conduct individual tutoring sessions both in person and online. They visit classrooms as requested to conduct writing workshops, support writing learning, and to promote tutoring. They coordinate the tutoring schedule and track the use of tutoring on Smarthinking, as well as assist with the monitoring of the College Success Placement system. They also assist with training and assisting the undergraduate writing tutors.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide up to 5 weekly hours of tutoring support to CAPS students in person and online.
  2. Provide up to 10 weekly hours of tutoring support to Graduate students in person.
  3. Provide up to 15 weekly hours of support for Graduate students online.
  4. Perform other work-related duties as assigned, including maintaining appointments log, reporting updates to the Director of Academic Success and Advising, creating and maintaining writing resources and information, etc.


  1. Bachelor's degree in English, or an equivalent, required.
  2. Master’s degree or other significant experience in higher education preferred.
  3. Experience working in a college or university Writing Center preferred.
  4. Able to communicate technical or complex ideas in straightforward language.
  5. Able to identify consistent patterns, errors, or weaknesses in lengthy texts/documents, and provide coherent suggestions and solutions for improvement.
  6. Able to communicate criticism thoughtfully and constructively.
  7. Able to manage multiple projects at once.
  8. Demonstrate commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  9. Able to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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