Debby Ellis Writing Center

Jobs in the DEWC

 Peer Writing Consultant (2020-21)


Peer writing consultants in the Debby Ellis Writing Center come from a variety of majors and work one-on-one with writers from across the disciplines. Work as a writing consultant involves active-listening, sharing writing strategies, the ability to adapt to a variety of situations, and an open mind to a variety of topics and arguments. Consultants may also participate in the planning and implementation of writing-based workshops for students and faculty, mentoring of new consultants, and participation in outreach events during the course of the Fall and Spring semesters. Consultants usually work 1-3 three-hour shifts per week.


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/hour


Start Date  Orientation Week, August 2020


How to Apply ​Please complete the application form below to be considered for a position in the DEWC for 2020-21. 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 Jennifer Marciniak


Applications due Friday, March 6, 2020.