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Professional Writing Consultants


Job Description

The Writing Center will employ Consultants who have completed or have been given credit for English 2030 or its equivalent. Consultants will be experienced writers with advanced skills in collaborative workshops, rhetoric, and editing. Consultants will also be excellent facilitators and be knowledgeable about practices of writing, documentation, and citation across disciplines. In addition, Consultants will receive training in one-on-one conferencing techniques, theories of composing, revision strategies, writing across the curriculum, sentence level pedagogies, and issues pertaining to plagiarism and ELL. Consultants will be responsible for working with students in one-on-one or small group sessions of approximately 50 minutes on writing issues including but not limited to those described in the Mission Statement.

  • Consultants work a set schedule (same days/hours) each week
  • Consultants work with students on issues such as brainstorming, organizing, and developing arguments
  • While the Center does not edit, Consultants do teach issues related to grammar and syntax

Locations

Consultants may be asked to work at one or more of the Writing Center's locations, including:

  • The Denver Campus: Mondays through Thursdays: 9am-6pm & Fridays: 9am-2pm
  • The Anschutz Medical Campus: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 11am-5pm & Sundays: 3pm-8pm
  • Campus Village at Auraria: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: 6pm-9pm
  • Online: Evenings: 6pm-10pm; Daytime: Denver Campus Hours


Training

Paid training is provided upon hire and includes:

  • A two-day pre-semester orientation
  • Monthly trainings on Fridays, 9am-12pm

Trainings are mandatory and Consultants must be able to attend in order to be employed by the Writing Center

How to Apply

Get to know the Center. Get your application in order:

  • Applicants who observe 1-2 Writing Center sessions before applying receive interviews before those that don't. Basically: Come see what we do. You don't need an appointment to observe. Simply arrive five minutes early, talk to someone at the desk, and stay the entire hour. If you've been in for appointments as a student, even better.
  • Acquaint Yourself with our Online Consulting platform via this Instructional Video. We also have This Video about how to make appointments using our online scheduler. 
  • Download, fill out, and submit the Writing Consultant Application, along with all supporting documents.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2014 semester is May 2, 2014