Writing and Communication Center

Employment

Job Desciption: Peer Writing Consultant

Now accepting applications for fall quarter 2018.
Priority review beginning June 1 2018.

Position Details

Title: Peer Writing Consultant​
​Department: Writing and Communication Center
Time: 10 to 15 hours per week
Duration: Renewed Quarterly
Pay Rate: $15.45/hr

Overview

Peer Consultants at the University of Washington Bothell Writing and Communication Center tutor UW Bothell students through individual conferences, group workshops (within and outside of scheduled courses) and peer 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 teaching. These tasks have included, for example, visiting classes to publicize our services, and assisting with peer review sessions.
 

Educational Benefits 

Personal and professional development opportunities include strengthening reading, writing and communication skills; working with a diverse population of students; ongoing training and mentorship opportunities; contributing to the campus writing culture, and publishing opportunities.

 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities 

Reporting to the WaCC Assistant Director and working closely with other consultants,  Peer Consultants:

  • Work with students face-to-face, on the phone, and online to provide feedback on assignments, ideas, outlines and drafts of papers
  • Assist student writers with all aspects of reading, writing and presentation processes
  • Receive continued training in writing and tutoring pedagogy and practice
  • Assist in planning, publicizing and implementing Writing and Communication Center activities and programs
  • 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    
  • Experience with writing, revision, and editing academic work
  • Currently enrolled student at UW Bothell in good academic and behavioral standing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal 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
  • Able to attend mandatory staff meetings (generally select Thursdays from 3:30PM to 4:30PM or Fridays from 9-10AM)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability and desire to work independently, take initiative, and manage own projects
  • Customer service experience
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Experience with non-academic writing projects
  • Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint

 To apply, please send the following to Erik Echols at eechols@uw.edu:

  • 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.

 

Download a PDF of our Peer Writing Consultant job description.

 

Download a PDF of our Peer Writing Consultant job description