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Job Posting: Graduate Writing Facilitator (French), SFU Student Learning Commons

July 13, 2016

The SFU Student Learning Commons is looking for a French Graduate Writing Facilitator to work with students in a variety of disciplines, with the goal of helping them develop and improve their writing abilities in French. The Facilitator is based in the Student Learning Commons (SLC) in the Bennett Library, Burnaby and will work under the supervision of SLC Coordinators and report to the SLC Head and to the Chair, Department of French.

The Facilitator’s main duties are to:

  1. Provide face-to-face consultations and other relevant resources for undergraduate students who are writing in French, including the possibility of developing and delivering workshops on academic writing in French.
  2. Maintain appropriate consultation records.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Native or near-native fluency in oral and written French
  • Excellent academic writing abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of academic writing processes and editorial conventions
  • Ability to work with students individually or in small groups
  • Familiarity with computers and standard web browsers
  • Currently enrolled in an SFU Graduate Program

The Graduate Writing Facilitator (French) is expected to:

  • communicate effectively with students (primarily in French) in one-on-one consultations and occasionally in workshops
  • establish rapport and maintain a friendly, helpful, patient, and interested attitude and demeanour
  • assist students to develop their French writing abilities through asking questions and helping them internalize concepts and strategies
  • be knowledgeable about relevant writing resources and able to help students use them
  • develop and maintain online or print resources that support academic writing in French
  • communicate effectively and in a collegial manner with SLC peer educators and SLC staff
  • be reliable and punctual 

The Facilitator does not:

  • proofread or edit students’ papers
  • provide consultations or other support for writing in English
  • focus on or answer questions about specific course content
  • make judgments about or try to assess student writing
  • allow any political, social, educational, philosophical, or other biases or preferences to have a part in his or her tutoring relationships with students

Salary: $25.00 per hour (includes 4% in lieu of vacation)

Hours: 6 hours per week, times negotiable

Term: September to December 2016, with strong possibility of extension for the Spring 2017 term.

Please submit application packages electronically to in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Packages must include:

  • a cover letter in English and a curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information for two academic references
  • a copy of your recent transcript(s)
  • two (2) samples of academic writing in French

Deadline: This posting will remain open until the position is filled, but to be given assured consideration, please submit your application no later than 4pm on Friday, August 19, 2016.


Amanda Goldrick-Jones, PhD
Writing Services Coordinator, Student Learning Commons
W.A.C. Bennett Library, 3rd floor, Room 3026
Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 / 778-782-9382

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