Charlotte Latin School is seeking a College Essay Specialist for a part-time position that will begin late August and go through mid-January. The Essay Specialist provides our students with college essay assistance and have responsibilities such as:
Guiding students as they brainstorm essays
Assisting students with drafting and implementing ideas for essays
Reviewing essays for relevance to prompts, thematic content and spelling/grammar
Meeting with students consistently until college essays are completed
Communicating with students through email and utilizing Google Docs to help with essay revisions while away from school
The College Essay Specialist typically works with half of the senior class (approximately 60 students). The hours per week will vary based on student needs.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate patience, a sense of humor, warmth, flexibility, and the ability to offer honest and constructive criticism in a supportive manner. The ideal candidate will also have:
Extensive writing experience
A Bachelor's degree
Flexibility of schedule
An affinity for young people
A collection of published materials preferred
Additional skills may include:
Superior creative and expository writing skills as well as a proven ability to analyze both style and content.
Strong communication and collaboration skills with both teenagers and adults.
Ability to connect quickly and readily with a wide variety of students and be effective at helping draw out promising essay topics.
Shows an interest in learning about the role of essays in the college process, and about the different types of responses sought by varied essay prompts and/or different colleges.
About Charlotte Latin School
Charlotte Latin School values diversity. Charlotte Latin School is an effective learning environment that accepts all people. As a community of learners, the School believes that a deep understanding of differences is necessary to its overall mission. Charlotte Latin School prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status.
Founded in 1970, Charlotte Latin School is a fully accredited, college preparatory, coeducational, non-sectarian, independent day school, serving students in transitional kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Charlotte Latin School is an equal opportunity employer.