What job positions are available at the Writing Center?
Writing Tutor - A Great Campus Job!
Work one-on-one with students across campus (and in the community) on a variety of writing assignments. Additionally, tutors may lead writing workshops, edit handouts, write informational material, visit classes, present at conferences, and work with the Online Writing Lab (OWL) and Community Writing Center (CWC) as their individual interests and abilities allow. Tutors complete other duties as assigned. Training and certification is provided.
Minimum Qualifications: Writing tutors must have completed English 2010 or 2020 with an A- or better. (If you've completed MGT 2200, include that information on your resume or some other prominent place.) Tutors must demonstrate writing and grammar skills as well as an ability to communicate with people of all backgrounds. Tutors do not need to be English majors, and prospective tutors from other areas are encouraged to apply.
Office Assistants—or OAs manage the front desk of the Writing Center and help coordinate tutor/student appointments. Also, they lend textbooks, answer questions, and help keep accurate statistics by properly checking students in and out of the various services. OAs complete other duties as assigned. Training provided.
Minimum Qualifications: Customer service is a top priority for lab assistants, therefore, excellent communication skills are required.
Both the Writing Tutor and Office Assistant positions are available via work study. For more information, please see the above job descriptions, and feel free to contact the Writing Center Coordinator Leigh Ann Copas.
How do I apply for a position?
To apply, log on to the Human Resources website at www.uvu.edu/hr and select the “Employment” tab. Once you’re on the Employment Site, select “Student” or “Work-Study” at the bottom to open the student regular jobs or the work study jobs. Follow the directions listed in the job announcement and submit a Student Employment application. Letters of recommendation may be emailed to the Writing Center Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Did you know that the Writing Center has a new internship?
Interns train as prospective tutors for the Writing Center. They will gain valuable insight into the theories, methods, practices, and process of tutoring writing. Fundamentally, interns will begin to understand tutoring as a process, one that calls for both the tutor and the student to actively participate. They will read scholarship from the field of writing center studies that will provide them with an awareness of the concepts of professional and intellectual tutoring. This training and preparation will allow them to complete the College Reading and Learning Assocaition (CRLA) Level 1 (Regular Tutor) certification.
For more information on the Writing Center Internship, please see the attached document (docx).