Writing Center Consultant Job Description
Role: Provide writing support to the URI academic community through peer tutoring.
- Attend pre-service meeting during the first week of the semester
- Tutor individuals or small groups
- Continued praxis as discussed in WRT 353
- Present and promote Writing Center services when and where needed
- Attend weekly (or bi-weekly) professional development meetings
- Participate in other ongoing training requirements, including written critical reflection and analysis of practice, and peer observations
- Support receptionist functions as directed
- Support Writing Center assistant when needed
- Support other consultants as needed
- Mentor and help train new student consultants
- Stay current on Writing Center scholarship
- Contribute to overall cleanliness of the Writing Center space
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Must provide the names of two contacts (one must be of a professor) as references
- Must be comfortable receiving constructive criticism for continued growth as consultant
- Successfully passed WRT 353: Writing Center Theory & Practice
- Positions may be available for pay or academic credit by enrolling in WRT 383: Field Experience in Writing Consultancy, for up to 3 graded, free elective credits.
- Spring 2023 consultant pay rates start at $13.00/hr, with increases for leadership roles.
In order to be eligible to apply for any writing consultant positions, you must have successfully completed WRT 353: Writing Center Theory & Practice , a 4-credit seminar/practicum course offered through the Writing & Rhetoric department.
Please keep in mind that taking WRT 353 does not guarantee a for-pay or for-credit staff tutoring position.
Spring 2023 applications will open on December 1st, 2022!
If you have any questions, contact Heather Price at email@example.com.