Professional Tutor (Part-Time)

Professional Tutor (Part-Time)

Posted: February 7, 2024
Position Code: 1114

Position Overview
The Professional Tutor is a part-time (10 hours/week) member of the Merrimack College Writing Center team. Provide assistance to student writers at all levels of ability, in all disciplines, at any stage of the writing process. Provide specialized assistance to graduate students. Supervise peer writing consultants on evening shifts and assist them when working with challenging sessions.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct writing consultations with students to identify and address writing concerns in a manner consistent with Merrimack College Writing Center policies and procedures
  • Attend staff meetings, contribute to staff meeting planning, and otherwise serve as a resource to undergraduate staff
  • Assist with monitoring and managing scheduling system and shared writing center e-mail inbox
  • Collect/develop student and staff resources (handouts, research guides, etc.) and stay up-to-date on field practices and developments
  • Supervise undergraduate peer writing consultants on evening shifts
  • Write promotional materials (website copy, brochures, etc.) and advertise graduate writing support to campus community through various channels
  • Liaise with instructors and other campus support to identify student needs and develop programming
  • Provide administrative support as needed/assigned
  • Assist with tutor training and recruitment, including conducting observations of undergraduate staff
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • MA in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related discipline
  • Familiarity with MLA and APA styles/documentation
  • Ability to engage in dialogue rather than ‘correcting’ student writing
  • Excellent writing ability and interpersonal skills
  • Tutoring experience, experience working with multilingual writers
  • Teaching experience at high school or college level, supervisory experience preferred

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning
  • Resume

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.


Vaccinations and Work Location

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus. 


Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.


About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College has five schools: arts and sciences, engineering and computational sciences, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, ranking 33rd in the Regional Universities North category in 2024. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.