Grinnell Chamber

Multilingual Writing Specialist

Company: Grinnell College

Full time
Posted: 11/16/2022
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College


The multilingual specialist will collaborate with the Writing Center’s other professional staff to support multilingual international and domestic students through individual consultations, courses, and workshops. Duties include:
• Teach writing, reading, and speaking skills and processes in individual sessions and classroom courses.
• Develop new courses to address the needs of multilingual students.
• Plan and conduct trainings in multilingual writing pedagogy for Writing Center instructors, undergraduate writing tutors, and faculty.
• Collaborate with offices and staff across campus to develop and promote academic resources for multilingual students.
• Consult with individual faculty about supporting multilingual students.
• Create and maintain initiatives to support multilingual students.
• Participate in writing assessment activities.
• Maintain session records.
• Pursue professional development in writing center pedagogy and the teaching of English to multilingual students.

This is a full-time, 9 month position.


Minimum Qualifications:
• MA in TESOL, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, or related field.
• Experience teaching writing, reading, and speaking for academic purposes to ELL students at the college level.
• Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision and as part of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues, faculty, and campus staff to support multilingual students.


Preferred Qualifications:
• PhD in TESOL, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, or related field.
• Writing center tutoring experience at the college level.
• Knowledge of multilingual tutoring pedagogy and scholarship.
• Knowledge of writing center tutoring pedagogy and scholarship.
• Experience developing instruction or resources for instructors or tutors of ELL writers.
• Experience supporting underrepresented populations in higher education.

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