Writing Center Employment

Employment

Why Work at the Writing Center?

Each year, the Writing Center employees over 30 student, workstudy, and paraprofessional staff members.

 Benefits of Working at the Writing Center

  • Work on campus
  • Receive focused training and certification
  • Improve your teaching and oral communication skills
  • Tailor your resume
  • Expand your student experience

Available Positions

Writing Tutors

Tutors fulfill the role of a peer-tutor, reading and discussing student work in order to strengthen and clarify academic writing strategies. Tutors primarily work one-on-one with students but may work with writing groups, facilitate peer review sessions, and lead workshops. All tutors must complete certification through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor certification and advanced training, provided upon hire.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current UVU student
  • Must have completed required coursework with a grade of B+ or higher
  • Special consideration given to applicants who have completed ENGL 3020, ENGL 3090, and/or MGMT 2200 with a grade of B+ or higher
  • Must demonstrate writing and grammar skills as well as an ability to communicate with people of all backgrounds
  • Desire to work with developmental, beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers
  • Students selected to work at the Writing Center must enroll in UVST 3110

 

Writing Fellows

Writing Fellows fulfill the role of working one-on-one with students in specific courses. Writing Fellows receive additional training and background in discipline specific writing, are mentored by discipline specific faculty members, and are often students majoring and writing in an assigned field.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current UVU student
  • Must have completed ENGL 2010 or 2020 at UVU with a grade of B+ or higher
  • Special consideration given to applicants who have completed ENGL 3020, ENGL 3090, and/or MGMT 2200 with a grade of B+ or higher
  • Must demonstrate writing and grammar skills as well as an ability to communicate with people of all backgrounds
  • Desire to work with developmental, beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers
  • Students selected to work at the Writing Center must enroll in UVST 3110

 

Office Assistants

Office Assistants (OAs) fulfill the role of managing and coordinating the bulk of Writing Center activities. They work at the front desk, serving as a first contact point for students, faculty and staff entering the Center. Additionally, they organize student and tutor schedules, record appointment statistical data, and assist with other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current UVU student
  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with MS Office programs
  • Special consideration given to applications with Federal Workstudy funding

How to Apply?

All prospective employees must submit an application through the Human Resources Student Job Board 

 

Prospective Tutors and Writing Fellows must submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample (please do not include creative writing unless requested)
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts
  • 2 letters of faculty recommendation

 

Prospective Office Assistants must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Class schedule
  • 1 letter of faculty recommendation

 

*Note: Recommendation letters may be uploaded in PeopleAdmin or emailed directly to Writing Center Director Leigh Ann Copas at copasle@uvu.edu 

UVST 3110: Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing

Beginning Fall 2015, the Writing Center will offer UVST 3110, a tutoring practicum course. All prospective tutors must enroll in this course.

UVST 3110 is a three-hour course preparatory to working in the UVU Writing Center. Students will gain valuable insight into the theories, methods, practices and process of tutoring writing. Fundamentally, students will begin to understand tutoring as a process, one that calls both the tutor and the tutee to actively participate. As a call, we will read scholarship from the field of writing center studies that will give us an awareness of the concepts of professional and intellectual tutoring.