Self-Help - Writing Consultants

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Self-Help - Writing Consultants Position Details

Advertising DepartmentUNIVERSITY WRITING CENTERAcademic Term/YearFall - 2020Position TitleSelf-Help - Writing ConsultantsPosting Number02761Position Number02761Student Job CategoryStudent - Self-Help Campus JobNumber of Vacancies40Job Description

ECU University Writing Center is currently seeking Writing Consultants. If you are a naturally curious person and like learning from and with people across campus, consider becoming a writing consultant for Fall 2020. We welcome applicants from all academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. All we require is a willingness to learn and that you have successfully completed ENGL 1100. Graduate students who completed their writing requirements at other institutions are also welcomed to apply.

A position at the ECU University Writing Center (UWC) offers you the opportunity to:
•Work with and learn from writers across disciplines;
•Strengthen your own writing and research skills; and,
•Present at and publish in the field of writing centers.

Writing Consultants work with ECU students, faculty, and staff to support writers with any type of writing at any point in the writing process through consultation and material development.

In addition to working with writers, consultants answer email, schedule appointments, design and provide workshops, and work on professional development projects. Projects include efforts to better their understanding of writing and the writing process and tasks that expand and support the work of the UWC.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
A.Giving feedback to students, teachers, and staff on any type of writing at any point in the writing process via one-on-one writing consultations.
B.Promoting the UWC in online settings
C.Responding to the UWC Email
D.Completing weekly professional development
E.Attending weekly staff meetings
F.Attending weekly individual check-ins.
G.Attending a pre-semester orientation
H.Other duties and professional development as assigned

We employ a facilitative approach in which the writer always retains control over both the form and content of the paper. Consultants specialize in guiding writers to work on higher order concerns such as assignment goals, clear focus, thesis development, organization, audience awareness, and content development. Consultants also possess skills and resources to teach writers how to address lower order writing concerns including sentence structure, style, word choice, and punctuation. Consultants may work with writers either online through online chats or e-tutoring within the Online Writing Lab (OWL). Additionally, consultants may work with writers face-to-face at our Joyner and Laupus Locations.

Professional Development:
During down time consultants will work on professional development and projects that encourage reflection and further learning about writing center work. Writing center work and projects take precedence over consultant’s coursework and personal work while a consultant is working.

Shift Journals:
We use shift journals as a form of professional development to document consultant’s growth. Each consultant will be given a digital shift journal, which includes weekly professional development expectations and self-assessment activities.

Preferred (Majors, Experience, GPA, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
Successful completion of in ENGL 1100; and/or enrollment in ENGL 2201. Completion of at least 12 credits of study at ECU or another post-secondary institution.

Minimum Qualifications:
a.A successful completion of ENGL 1100.
b.2.0 cumulative GPA

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
•Ability to communicate and work effectively with a broad range of diverse peoples, abilities, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, to maintain good working relationships within the writing center and across campus.
•Ability to take initiative and self-direct learning, while also collaborate with peers and ECU writers.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please upload your resume and reference letter online. Also, in no more than 750 words, please explain why you want to become an online writing consultant, and tell us what skills, talents, experiences, and abilities you possess that you believe make you a good fit with the mission and purpose of the UWC?

Additional Information:
In addition to this application, please upload an academic writing sample (written during your studies at ECU) and the name of an ECU faculty member who could serve as a reference. This faculty member should be familiar with your writing skills and can respond to why they think you would be an effective writing consultant. For questions, contact the UWC Director Dr. Nikki Caswell ([email protected]).

Materials to upload
•Response to Essay Question
•Academic Writing Sample
•Name of an ECU Faculty Member who could serve as a reference

Read about our mission and purpose here:

Quick Link for Direct Access Date09/03/2020Close Date10/18/2020Open Until FilledNoSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 1.What is your current GPA?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * 3.How did you hear about the UWC?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * 4.Have you ever had an appointment with the UWC? What was your experience like as a writer using our services?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * 5.Have you successfully completed ENGL 1100?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 6.Are you enrolled in or have you successfully completed ENGL 2201?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * 7.Are you enrolled in or have you successfully completed ENGL 3875: Peer Tutoring?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 8.Describe your writing process, or how you move from getting an assignment or having an idea to having a text you feel confident and excited about

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * 9.When you request feedback, what types of writing support do you seek out?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * 10.Describe what you imagine tutoring writing to entail?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * 11.Describe the strategies you use to keep yourself on schedule and manage your time at work or with school?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * 12.Describe a time you made an important work or school-related decision without the help of a supervisor or teacher?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Additional Document #1
  4. Additional Document #2
Optional Documents




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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 10/18/2020
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