Writing and Communication Center

Job Description: Peer Writing Consultant

The Writing and Communication Center is now accepting applications for our autumn 2024 Peer Consultant cohort. We will collect and review application materials through spring quarter 2024 and begin interviews on a rolling basis through mid-summer. If you have questions or would like updates, please email Erik Echols at eechols@uw.edu.

Position Details

Title: Peer Writing Consultant​
​Department: Writing and Communication Center
Time: 10 to 15 hours per week
Duration: Renewed Quarterly
Pay Rate: $21.57


Peer Consultants at the University of Washington Bothell Writing and Communication Center (WaCC) tutor UW Bothell students through individual conferences, group workshops (within and outside of scheduled courses) and peer writing groups. Tutoring sessions can be face-to-face in-person, or virtual. Our goal is to help students become stronger, effective, more confident writers and communicators.

Peer Consultants are also responsible for completing projects related to educational outreach, marketing, and/or facilitating group work. These tasks have included, for example, visiting classes to publicize our services, assisting with peer review sessions, and classroom workshops.

Educational Benefits

Personal and professional development opportunities include deepening communication skills, multi-disciplinary study, negotiation, public speaking, attending and presenting at regional conferences, contributing to the campus writing culture, and publication opportunities. Tutors find that they feel more comfortable working in a professional setting because of their tutoring experience.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Peer Writing Consultants report to the Assistant Director of the WaCC and work closely with other consultants, staff and faculty. Peer Consultants:

  • Confer with students face-to-face, via email, and on video to provide feedback on assignments, ideas, drafts of papers, and other creative exercises.
  • Support student writers with all aspects of reading, writing, creative and presentation processes.
  • Receive and participate in continued training in writing and tutoring pedagogy and practice.
  • Assist with research and assessment tasks.
  • Collaborate in planning, publicizing and implementing WaCC activities and outreach.
  • Introduce services to students through class presentations, flyers, posters, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a strong interest in writing and passion for mentoring others.
  • Have a solid command of the academic writing process and the nuances of grammar.
  • Are currently enrolled student at UW Bothell in good academic and behavioral standing (3.0 GPA minimum).
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills; ability to work with diverse students, coworkers, supervisors and others in a friendly, courteous manner.
  • Able to commit for at least one academic year.
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability and desire to work independently, take initiative, and manage own projects
  • Customer service experience
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Familiarity with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other virtual meeting applications.
  • Understanding with spreadsheet and presentation applications.

Application Instructions

To apply, please click the “Apply Now” links on this page or visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/61471. Please be ready to upload the following:

  • Resume
  • Two writing samples from coursework you have completed within the past year. One sample should demonstrate your ability to use scholarly evidence to support a claim.
  • Cover letter that addresses the following questions:

    1. Why do you want to work in the WaCC?
    2. How could you contribute to the mission and goals of the WaCC?
    3. Please read about UW Bothell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. What experience would you bring to this position that would guide your work with diverse writers?

All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Career Center (www.uwb.edu/career-services/appointments) and/or a peer consultant in the WaCC (www.uwb.edu/wacc/signup) to receive feedback on their application materials.

For more information, contact Erik Echols at eechols@uw.edu.