Student - Writing Center Tutor/Writing Fellow - Fall 2021

Utah Valley University

United States

July 5, 2021


Advertisement Details Position Title Student - Writing Center Tutor/Writing Fellow - Fall 2021

Position Category Student (Variable Hour) Summary

Position Overview 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 to apply.

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 environment.
  • Lead writing workshops and writing-centered events, including participating in Studypalooza (finals prep event with other tutoring labs).
  • 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 courses.
  • Position begins Fall 2021 with 2 possible start dates: August 2nd or August 20th, 2021.

    Required Qualifications

  • 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 semester.

    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- making skills
  • 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 population
  • 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 friendly manner
  • Preferred Qualifications

    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.

    Physical Requirements

  • 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.
  • EEO Statement

    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.

    Benefits Summary


    FLSA Non-Exempt 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 piece).

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a current UVU Student?
  • Yes
  • No
  • What is your UVID?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Have you ever worked on Campus before?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts # 1
  • Writing Sample
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Student Class Schedule
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