Part-Time Professional Writing and Speaking Consultant (Semester-Based)

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description:

The FIT Writing and Speaking Studio seeks applicants for part-time professional writing and speaking consultant positions beginning with the fall 2023 semester. Professional consultants represent the Writing and Speaking Studio in tutorial sessions, classroom visits, and in a variety of online and in-person interactions with other members of the FIT academic community.

Individuals with experience in tutoring and/or teaching writing and/or oral communication/public speaking should consider applying. Professional consultants provide students with feedback and guidance on writing and speaking projects for any FIT course and for students' professional and personal projects; professional consultants may meet with FIT faculty and staff to provide feedback on manuscripts, presentation materials, grant applications, etc. Professional consultants provide mentorship to peer consultants developing their knowledge of contemporary language and literacy learning and rhetorical awareness and honing their practice as writing and speaking tutors.

Professional consultants should demonstrate an interest in collaborative learning and the peer-tutoring model and in supporting faculty through the Writing and Speaking Studio's writing and communication across the curriculum programming. Responsibilities for both positions include:

  • tutoring students in written and oral communication;
  • mentoring undergraduate and graduate peer writing and speaking consultants;
  • assisting the directors with and participating in ongoing staff and faculty education;
  • conducting classroom informational visits and workshops;
  • developing resources for teaching and learning;
  • and, supporting day-to-day operations of the Writing and Speaking Studio.

Opportunities for leadership, scholarship, and professional development are available.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Candidates with or pursuing a Master's degree or higher in Composition Studies, Communication Studies, or a related field. Experience teaching and/or tutoring writing or public speaking in a professional setting; writing or communication center experience and faculty development experience preferred. Ability to work productively and respectfully with a diverse student population. Individuals with experience working in a writing/communication center using a peer-tutoring model are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.

The hourly rate for this position is $30 per hour.

Work schedule

Day/Hours: Must be able to work during FIT Writing and Speaking Studio hours of operation, including at least two shifts per week that include evening (M-Th until 8 pm) and/or weekend hours (Sa 1-4; Sun 3-7), in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

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Visa Sponsorship

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be on campus, primarily in an office or lab environment. The physical requirement for this position will require occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasional lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you address (1) the qualities and experiences that you would bring to your work as a professional writing and speaking consultant at FIT and (2) how your professional goals align with the responsibilities listed in the position description.
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application material.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

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About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a Part-Time Professional Writing and Speaking Consultant in FIT's Writing and Speaking Studio.

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