Writing and Communication Center

Employment

Job Description: Peer Writing Consultant

Because of the uncertainty surrounding fall quarter 2020, we’ve decided to suspend the hiring process until we have a clearer picture of what fall quarter and beyond looks like.  Please submit your application materials. As of now, the position has no close date. 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: $16.39

Overview

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. Our goal is to help students become stronger, 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. You will find that you feel more comfortable working in a professional setting because of your 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.

  • Confer with students face-to-face, on the phone, and online to provide feedback on assignments, ideas, drafts of papers, and other creative exercises
  • Support student writers with all aspects of reading, writing 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
  • Market services to students through class presentations, flyers, posters, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong interest in writing and passion for mentoring others          
  • Solid command of the academic writing process and the nuances of grammar
  • Currently enrolled student at UW Bothell in good academic and behavioral standing (3.0 GPA minimum)
  • 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, Google Hangouts, 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/careers/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.

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