• Jobs for 2018-19

  • Now hiring admins for 2018-19 academic year

    Writing Center Admin

    Are you an open and effective communicator?

    Are you interested in a collaborative and inclusive work environment?

    Are you interested in writing and conversations about writing?

     

    If you can answer “yes” to these questions,

    we invite you to apply to work as an Admin at the University of Denver Writing Center.

    The University Writing Center works with writers from the entire DU community on all kinds of writing. In consultations and workshops, we discuss writing with writers, helping them to refresh their habits and practices, learn new genres, revise and edit, and gain new perspectives on their work.  

    Writing Center admins serve as the first point of contact for writers using the Writing Center, and their most important duties include communication, record-keeping, observation, and organization.

    As a Writing Center admin, your primary work would include the following:

    • Greet writers and usher them through the check-in process

    • Respond to phone and in-person inquiries of all kind; monitor our email and respond to writers throughout the day

    • Manage the live tutoring schedule, maintain consultation records, and help to keep the Center’s physical space well organized and operations running smoothly.

    • Participate in ongoing staff education and professional development.

    Additional duties may include the following:

    • Design and distribute publicity materials and social media

    • Conduct writer surveys and collate data
    • Participate in outreach eforts on campus and in the broader community, including staffing resource tables around campus
    • Help to maintain the Writing Center's website
    • Assist with record-keeping
    • Other office duties as needed, as a small portion of your weekly hours

     

    Preferred skills and abilities:

    Consultants must be DU graduate students or undergraduates in the fall of 2018 and must have a federal work study award at DU. You should have experience working in a busy environment, the ability to solve problems and manage multiple tasks, have excellent organizational skills, and an ability to ask good questions. 

    You should be ready to work with a wide variety of writers and committed to becoming an engaged member of a collaborative and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from all fields and majors.

     

    Schedule / term requirements:

    We invite applicants who are available to work in fall quarter 2018 only, as well as applicants who want to work for the full academic year. 

    We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are willing to work more in the fall quarter and a little less in winter and spring, but we will be happy to negotiate schedules with you. 

     

    How to apply:

    Send your resume or CV, a paragraph of interest, an academic writing sample of 5+ pages plus works cited page, and the name and contact info for one acadeic or professional reference to Dr. Juli Parrish, Writing Center Director, at wrc@du.edu. Qualified applicants will be asked to interview by phone or Zoom for the position.

     

     

    Writing Center Consultant

    Note: We have completed our hiring for the 2018-19 academic year. If you will be a student at DU in the fall of 2019, we invite you to apply to work with us next year by sending your contact information to Dr. Juli Parrish at wrc@du.edu. We will begin reviewing applications in May 2019 and will invite you to apply at that time. 

     

    Do you like to talk about ideas, thought processes, and creative / intellectual projects?

    Are you interested in a collaborative and inclusive work environment?

    Do you value language diversity and complexity?

    Do you believe that all writers have more to learn?

     

    If you can answer “yes” to these questions,

    we invite you to apply to work at the University of Denver Writing Center.

      

    The University Writing Center works with writers from the entire DU community on all kinds of writing. In consultations and workshops, we discuss writing with writers, helping them to refresh their habits and practices, learn new genres, revise and edit, and gain new perspectives on their work.  As a writing consultant, your primary work would include the following:

    • Participate in ongoing education and professional development.
    • Work on all kinds of writing with all kinds of DU writers in individual and group consultations, acting as an informed reader who responds to writer’s texts in a rhetorical and non-evaluative fashion. 
    • After your first quarter, help with outreach (including class visits, resource tables, writing groups, and other events) and have the opportunity to develop new resources and programs and conduct research.
    • Be an active member of a collaborative and inclusive community of grad students and undergraduates.

     

    Preferred skills and abilities:

    Consultants must be DU graduate students or undergraduates (sophomores, juniors, or seniors) in the fall of 2018, must be experienced writers who are committed to exploring their own writing processes in their work with other writers and to learning about writing in varied disciplines and contexts. They should be people who are ready to work with a wide variety of writers and should be committed to becoming engaged members of a collaborative and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from all fields and majors.

    Most of our positions require work study awards, but please consider applying even if you do not have an award; many of our past applicants have been able to apply for and get work study funding after talking with us. 

     

    Schedule / term requirements:

    All new consultants must be enrolled in classes, present on campus, and available to work for the full 2018-19 academic year. In fall, all new consultants take (or audit) a 2-credit grad course on writing center theory and practice.

     

    How to apply:

    Send your resume or CV, a paragraph of interest, an academic writing sample of 5+ pages plus works cited page, and the name and contact info for one faculty reference to Dr. Juli Parrish, Writing Center Director, at wrc@du.edu. Qualified applicants will be asked to respond to a piece of writing before being asked to interview.

     

     

This portfolio last updated: 17-Aug-2018 2:13 PM