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Writing and Communication Center

Now Hiring: Peer Consultant



We are now hiring for positions opening in 2015!
Applications due August 8th.
 

General 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.
 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Confer with students face-to-face, via phone, and online to provide feedback on assignments, ideas, outlines and drafts of papers
  • Assist students with all aspects of reading, writing and communication  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 and passion for writing
  • Strong command of the academic writing process and the nuances of grammar
  • 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 year
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5pm
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Current UW Bothell student

Desired Qualifications

  • Customer service experience
  • Multilingual writers encouraged to apply.
  • Good public speaking skills.
  • Familiarity with Google Docs and PowerPoint

Benefits

$11.22/hr for undergrads; $12.24/hr for students with a bachelor’s degree or above.
Personal and professional development opportunities, including public speaking, attending and presenting at regional conferences, contributing to the campus writing culture, and publishing opportunities.
 
To apply, please send the following to Kim Sharp, Interim Director of the Writing and Communication Center, at kimsharp@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?
                        (For more information, please refer to www.uwb.edu/wacc)

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 Kim Sharp at kimsharp@uw.edu or 425-352-5254.

 

 

 

 

Job Description

Get a printable version of the job description here.

I feel that the most valuable service a tutor can do for any student is to do essentially the same thing Yoda did for Luke: help him empower himself. Steven F.,
Peer Consultant