Job Description: Peer Writing Consultant
No longer accepting applications for fall quarter 2019.
The application process for fall quarter 2020 will begin in March 2020
Title: Peer Writing Consultant
Department: Writing and Communication Center
Time: 10 to 15 hours per week
Duration: Renewed Quarterly
Pay Rate: $16.32/hr
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.
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
- 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 programs
- Market services to students through class presentations, flyers, posters, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- 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
- 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