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Job Summary

The Writing Center has consultant (tutor) openings for qualified undergraduates studying in all disciplines in the College of Arts, Science, & Letters (CASL); the College of Business (COB); the College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS); and the College of Education, Health & Human Services (CEHHS). The Writing Center is looking for consultants who are interested in tutoring writing and who work well and collaboratively with peers.

Basic duties:

  • Support student writing and communication
  • Attend biweekly, paid staff meetings
  • Maintain writing session records
  • In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), ensure confidentiality of student work
  • Perform duties and maintain standards according to college policies, procedures, and values
  • Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate and learn!

Starting pay is $10.00/hr. Students who have attained sophomore status, with at least 4 remaining semesters in their studies, are encouraged to apply. Multilingual students with expertise in English are especially encouraged to apply.

New consultants are expected to enroll in Comp 475: Supporting Literacies concurrent with their first semester in the Writing Center. Comp 475, offered by the Composition & Rhetoric discipline, is a 400-level course designed to help prepare new consultants for their work in the Writing Center. The course also meets several requirements in the DDC (Dearborn Discovery Core): Upper-level Writing Intensive, Critical & Creative Thinking, and Intersections. Comp 475 Supporting Literacies prepares students for success as tutors of writing through focus on the theoretical and practical issues involved in the teaching and tutoring of writing, including special attention to tutoring students for whom English is a second language. If you are committed to applying for the consultant position, but Comp 475 poses a difficulty for your academic plan, please be in touch with the Writing Center Coordinator.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter submitted to this job posting.

Additionally, all applicants must submit a writing sample and a letter of recommendation through the Writing Center website . This link will take you to the "Become a Consultant" page, which has further information about the position and instructions to complete your application.

For any further questions, about the job posting or about Comp 475, please call 313.583.6408 or e-mail John Taylor, the Writing Center Coordinator, at johnatay@umich.edu.

Decision Making Process

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. After all documents are submitted, the Writing Center will reach out to schedule an interview. Please feel free to query or for confirmation of receipt of application materials. Contact on the Writing Center's website or using the information above.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.