Debby Ellis Writing Center

Jobs in the DEWC


 Peer Writing Consultant

Applications for 2024-25 are now open.

 Peer writing consultants in the Debby Ellis Writing Center come from various majors and work one-on-one with writers from across the disciplines. Working as a writing consultant involves active listening, sharing writing strategies, the ability to adapt to various situations, and an open mind to various topics and arguments. Consultants may also participate in planning and implementing writing-based workshops for students and faculty, mentoring new consultants, and participating in outreach events during the Fall and Spring semesters. Consultants usually work 1-3 two-hour shifts per week in one-on-one consultations (face-to-face or virtual). 

Basic Consultant Duties

  • Work one-on-one with peer writers at all stages of the writing process
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of center events, projects, and workshops
  • Help promote the center through various outreach efforts, including social media, posters, etc., as needed
  • Perform administrative and other daily tasks

Applicant Characteristics

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong listening skills
  • Perceptive of writers’ varying needs
  • Empathy towards others
  • Willingness to learn new concepts/ideas
  • Interest in growing as a writer and/or teacher

Training and Professional Development

Training for first-time and returning consultants takes place during Orientation Week in the Fall Semester. Professional development occurs continuously throughout the semester during bi-monthly staff meetings and early Spring.

Wage​ $8/hr

Start Date  Orientation Week, August 2024

How to Apply ​Please complete the application form below to be considered for a position in the DEWC for 2024-25. You will also need to submit the following materials:

  • Writing sample (full, final paper) from any college-level, research-based course
  • Unofficial transcript.
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor (emailed directly to DEWC Director Maurice Wilson

All application materials are due by 11:59pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2024.