Position Title Student - Writing Center Tutor/Writing Fellow - Fall 2021
Position Category Student (Variable Hour)
Looking for a flexible on-campus job? Want to make the difference in the lives
of your peers? Join our team at the Writing Center!
Tutors work with learners in one-on-one and group sessions, supporting writers
at any stage in the process. You'll lead sessions both online and in-person
for diverse learners from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. In
addition, you will take an active role in co-creating center resources,
training, workshops, data collection, advertising, recruitment, and other
duties as assigned. As a member of our team, you will join the vibrant field
of Writing Studies and receive training in innovative tutoring strategies. The
Writing Center is an interdisciplinary environment; we welcome you to apply
regardless of your major. We seek to hire a staff reflective of the student
body and encourage applicants from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
What you'll do:
Support writers, both in-person and online, on main campus or at various
satellite locations, and complete other duties as assigned.
Provide customized feedback for different kinds of writing, such as
essays, reports, research papers, multimodal presentations, etc., at
various stages of the invention and revision process.
Receive on-going (weekly) training in specialized topics, such as
writing center research methods, revision strategies, linguistic
diversity, universal design, learning strategies, antiracist (and other
inclusive) tutoring practices, writing in specific disciplines, etc., and
completing required campus and Center-specific certifications.
Collaborate to improve the Writing Center's resources, methods, and
Lead writing workshops and writing-centered events, including
participating in Studypalooza (finals prep event with other tutoring
Some tutors will have the opportunity to serve as a course embedded
writing resource, writing fellow, and work with a specific course(s) and
faculty member(s) in Writing Enriched (WE) designated or similar
Position begins Fall 2021 with 2 possible start dates: August 2nd or August
Must be a current UVU student and in good academic standing
Must have completed ONE of the following with a grade of A or B prior to
working in the Writing Center:
ENGH 1005 or
ENGL 1010 or
ENGL 2010 or
Equivalent course at another institution
Tutors are expected to work 10-20 hours per week, with flexible hours and
scheduling (i.e. we work around your class schedule).
Tentatively, we are open the following hours in Fall/Spring (hours are
subject to change):
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Additionally, all tutors are required to attend our weekly staff education
meeting. Meeting days & times will be announced at the beginning of each
Finally, all applicants must be available to attend staff Fall Orientation on
Friday, Aug. 20th, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (more details soon).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Familiarity with student programs and resources on campus
Basic understanding of good study skills and strategies
Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-
Interest in learning new insight and ideas about writing, reading,
tutoring, communicating, and learning
Highly reliable, with strong time and task-management skills, contributing
to the smooth daily operations of the Center
Demonstrate an ability to provide insight about writing for diverse
audiences, purposes, and genres
Ability to work with a wide-range of learners and diverse student
Ability to collaborate with students to enhance their knowledge of key
writing and/or learning principles
Ability to maintain professional relationships with staff, faculty, and
students, including maintaining confidentiality
Ability to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear, concise, and
Completed at least one year (two semesters) of college level writing with a
grade of A or B.
Special consideration given to applicants who have completed any of the
following courses with a grade of A or B: ANTH 3850, CMGT 1010, ENGH 0890,
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, ENGL 3090, EDSC 445G, ENGR 1000, HIST 17000, MKTG 2200,
PHIL 2050, PSY 3100, PSY 4300, or PSY 4500.
Constantly traveling across the lab.
Constantly communicating with others.
Frequent travel across campus.
The environment can be mildly to moderately loud at times, due to multiple
tutorials occurring at the same time.
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications
and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or
pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.
Pay Range $11+ DOE
Advertisement Number STU27821
Open Date 06/08/2021
Review Start Date 06/28/2021
Close Date 07/05/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please attach a resume, cover letter (addressing your interest in &
qualifications for the position), unofficial transcripts (to verify minimum
course requirement), letter of recommendation (from a faculty member
familiar with your work as a student, or from a previous employer familiar
with your customer service experience), and writing sample (academic report
or research paper, 2500 words or less; may be an excerpt from a larger
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Are you a current UVU Student?
What is your UVID?
(Open Ended Question)
Have you ever worked on Campus before?
Have you completed ONE of the following with a grade of A or B prior to working in the Writing Center: ENGH 1005, ENGL 1010, ENGL 2010, or equivalent course at another institution?
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed to Apply
Unofficial Transcripts # 1
Letter of Recommendation 1
Student Class Schedule