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Writing Center Positions

Writing Center Graduate Writing Tutors: Writing tutors work with writers in 45-minute tutorial sessions, engage in ongoing professional development about writing and writing education, and assist with campus outreach like faculty and instructor workshops. Graduate writing tutors can work up to five hours per week and must be able to work either a Sunday or evening shift.

Writing Center Assistant Director: This is a full-time assistantship that offers hands-on experience in writing program administration and is an opportunity to tutor student writers, provide support for a large staff of undergraduate and graduate student tutors, and participate in the Center’s ongoing development.  Responsibilities include tutoring student writers, mentoring writing tutors, coordinating the Center’s daily activities, maintaining the Center’s materials, and engaging in outreach activities.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Assistant Director: This full-time assistantship offers hands-on experience in writing program administration and an opportunity to support writing instruction in a variety of disciplines through long-term collaborative relationships.  Responsibilities include consulting with instructors (TAs and faculty) about designing writing assignments, responding to student writing, and developing in-class writing activities; developing and leading workshops with campus partners; offering outreach teaching to classes across campus; writing, revising, and producing pedagogical, and informational resources; and assisting the Director of the Writing Center with other administration and teaching.