• Application deadline: emailed to Melanie Cashin and Erik Warren no later than midnight CST on Friday, March 29
  • Deadline for students who are OCS this spring: emailed to Melanie and Erik no later than midnight CST on Thursday, February 22

We strongly encourage applicants to use the excellent resources of the Career Center in preparing a cover letter and resume.  Applicants are also welcome to visit the Writing Center for feedback on cover letters and resumes.

Each spring, the Writing Center hires students to work as paid writing consultants during the next year. Consultants assist students with a variety of writing-related tasks and work in a variety of contexts: (1) as Writing Assistants assigned to work with students in specific courses, (2) as tutors in the Writing Center, and (3) as paired consultants working in the term-long program. Consultants may also have opportunities to support social media and marketing efforts, design professional development, and assist with office tasks.

Through collaborative, one-to-one conferences, writing consultants work with writers to help them develop confidence and effective writing habits. Consultants support writers at any stage of the writing process, listening, reading, and responding to their ideas and written work. Consultants pose questions that help writers clarify and articulate their ideas, and they affirm the experiences and abilities that writers bring to their writing. The Writing Center values all writers and their life experiences, worldviews, and languages, and seeks to provide a supportive space for writers to share and develop their voices.

Writing Consultants are strong academic writers who have the empathy to assist fellow writers. Consultants also possess the intellectual curiosity and the desire to better their tutoring skills through participation in an ongoing conversation about tutoring practices and composition theory.

People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are encouraged to apply. The Writing Center is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff team. If you are excited about this role, but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to contact Melanie Cashin or Erik Warren and/or apply.

New consultants must be:

  • in good academic standing
  • on campus during Fall 2024 and at least one other term during the 24-25 academic year
  • able to work six hours/week fall term
  • willing and able to attend and participate actively in all mandatory (and paid) training and professional-development activities
  • able to document completion of the writing portfolio requirement if they have completed their sophomore year

We are looking for applicants who possess these skills and qualities:

  • excellent work habits: reliability, dependability, and integrity
  • writing strengths in several disciplines
  • the empathy to respond to writers with patience and tact
  • the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • independence and good judgment: consultants occasionally work with little or no supervision
  • commitment to ongoing growth and professional development

Benefits of employment:

  • flexible work hours and paid training and professional development
  • valuable work experience for any career that involves oral and written communication skills   

Questions? Feel free to contact:

Melanie Cashin, Director, Academic Support Center, 420C Library, x5998 or Erik Warren, Program Assistant, Academic Support Center, 420A Library, x4027.