The MAPH community is collaborative and enthusiastic and our success depends on the excellent work of our mentors. Together with the rest of the MAPH staff and preceptors, our mentors actively engage with and help approximately one hundred new graduate students. Reporting to the Associate Director in MAPH and in close supervision with the Collegeâ™s Writing Program, the Mentor/Writing Intern (Mentor) supports the academic work of the students in our one-year program; supports and designs supplemental educational and career development events; and undergoes summer pedagogical training in order to teach as a writing intern to participants in the College core.
This is a one-year position starting on July 1 through June 30 of the following year and has full benefits.
MAPH Mentor: 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, including, Alumni Career Night, New Voices conference, Prom, graduation events, alumni reunion events, brown-bag lunch sessions, visiting author readings, 20 social hours, Campus Days etc. 3) Office Support: answering phones, cleaning the office and lounge, making copies, compiling Core Course materials, posting lectures, running errands, managing databases, processing expense receipts, ordering supplies, etc; attend all staff meetings with Staff, Preceptors and Director. 4) Social Media Management: monitoring listservs; maintaining all social media accounts i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. 5) Facilitating Student Social Committee: facilitating acquisition of student government funds for social outings; collaborating with student committee to host events; attending all social committee-sponsored events. 6) Career and Alumni Support: executing events and streamlining access to resources (in cooperation with UChicago Grad); reviewing job applications materials and connecting MAPH students with alumni. 7) Communications: corresponding with prospective students in person and via email; emailing alums and students.
Writing Intern: 1) Attend mandatory summer training sessions (roughly from Jun 20 through Jul 30). 2)Â Teach writing seminars for two sections of Humanities Core Classes per term (likely one section in Spring Quarter); averages 10 hours per week per course, but can range between 6 and 40 hours.Â 3) Schedule seminars, plan lessons, hold office hours, serve as a resource to students. 4) Grade and give extensive comments on essay assignments. 5) Usually teaches one or two full class sections per academic term.
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Teach a Humanities Core course. 2)Â Provide critical review of written material with a view towards teaching rather than being punitive. 3)Â MS office suite. 4)Â Familiarity with social media platforms. 5)Â Drupal content management system. 6)Â FileMaker or other database software or spreadsheets. 7)Â Manage events from start to finish.
Education 1) Masterâ™s degree in Humanities with degree anticipated in Spring 2020.
Technical Knowledge or Skills 1) Advanced writing and proofreading skills. 2) Skilled at providing critical review of written material with a view toward teaching rather than being punitive. Â
1) Resume 2)Â Letter of Interest in this Position 3)Â Writing Sample 4)Â Once contacted, candidate will be asked to provide grading comments on a sample student paper, graded within a one-hour time limit.Â
NOTE: Â When applying, all Required Documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application. Â
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