Writing intern responsibilities: 1) Attends mandatory summer training sessions (roughly from Jun 20 through Jul 30) 2) Teaches writing seminars for two sections of Humanities Core Classes per term (likely one section in Spring Quarter). This averages 10 hours per week per course, but can range between 6 and 40 hours. 3) Schedules seminars, plans lessons, holds office hours, serves as a resource to students 4) Grades and gives extensive comments on essay assignments 5) Usually teaches one or two full class sections per academic term 6) For more information on Interning in the Core, see https://writing-program.uchicago.edu/jobs/intern .
MAPH Mentor responsibilities:
1) Advising: Providing personal, academic, and professional guidance for current MAPH students; holding regular office hours and offering availability by email for individual meetings 2) Event Planning: Planning and executing all program-wide events, large and small (everything between the opening barbecue and commencement). This includes things like the works in progress conference, prom, graduation luncheon, alumni career night, brown-bag lunch sessions, visiting author readings, etc. 3) SupportingtheOffice: Answering phones, cleaning office and lounge, making copies, compiling Core Course materials, posting lectures, running errands, managing databases, etc. 4) OnlineCommunication: Writing regular program news and events and monitoring listservs; emailing alums and students; maintaining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts 5) Running Social Hour: setting up, attending, and cleaning up after all Social Hours throughout the year (roughly 20 Friday afternoons/evenings). 6) Leading the MAPH Community Board: Facilitating acquisition of student government funds for social outings; collaborating with the community board to host events (trivia, Halloween party, ice skating, open-mic nights, talent show, pot-luck, etc.); attending all community board-sponsored events 7) Corresponding with prospective students and organizing Campus Days 8) Attending staff meetings and communicating with Preceptors and Co-Directors
1) Ability to teach a Humanities Core course 2) Ability to provide critical review of written material with a view towards teaching rather than being punitive 3) MS office suite 4) Familiarity with social media platforms 5) Drupal content management system 6) Filemaker or other database software or spreadsheets 7) Ability to manage events from start to finish
1) Masterâ™s degree in Humanities with degree anticipated Spring 2019.
Experience 1) Event planning experience 2) Peer mentoring experience 3) Writing, marketing and communication experience
Technical Knowledge, Skills, or Certifications
1) Advanced writing and proofreading skills
2) Skilled at providing critical review of written material with a view toward teaching rather than being punitive.
1) Office environment while in Mentor role
2) Classroom environment while in Writing Intern role
3) Some evening and weekend work
4) Fast-paced environment
5) Role calls for moving objects that can weigh up to 40 lbs.
6) Role involves sitting at a computer for 2 - 4 hours at a time and periodic travel to various buildings and locations on the Hyde Park campusâ™
1) Resume 2) Cover letter which is to include your interest in this position 3) Writing Sample
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