Writing Center Positions

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Positions for the 2022-2023 academic year are posted below. Apply through the Workday job requisition links.

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Writing Center Assistant Coordinators, Graduate Students Position Description (25% or 50% positions, 10 or 20 hours per week):

Interested in becoming a graduate Assistant Coordinator (AC) for the Writing Center during 2022-2023 academic year? ACs work alongside CSTW administrators to assure that the Center’s programs and personnel provide transformative support for writers at all levels across the university. The AC team members work together to plan and manage the day-to-day operations of the Center’s sites and programs. Each team member oversees such critical components of the Center’s mission as scheduling; leading consultant training and professional development; managing our in-person and virtual sites of writing support; facilitating writing groups; engaging with the campus community to develop and promote programming; and/or facilitating our outreach initiative, a partnership with teachers and students at Columbus Global Academy.   

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Qualifications

At least one year of previous employment in a writing center, the ability to accept a year-long contract, and demonstration of academic leadership.   

Applications: Applicants should submit a CV or resume and a cover letter that discusses your interest in becoming an assistant coordinator, the strengths you would bring to the administrative team, and how you see this role contributing to your future goals or aspirations. 

Apply online via Workday (position: R42680) 

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Writing Center Consultants, Graduate Students Position Description (25% or 50% positions, 10 or 20 hours a week):

Do you want to join a fast-paced and creative environment that contributes to the culture of writing at Ohio State? Apply to the OSU Writing Center! Key responsibilities include:  

  • Consulting one-to-one with students, staff, and faculty from all disciplines on a variety of writing issues to help individuals grow as writers and improve specific pieces of writing.  

  • Assisting writers on a variety of texts, including research papers, lab reports, creative writing, dissertations, administrative documents, proposals, and/or resumes, and other application materials.  

  • Helping writers at any stage in the writing process, addressing issues like organization and idea development, as well as grammar and style issues.   

In addition to 9 hours of consultations each week, our graduate consultants also participate in and contribute to weekly mentorship meetings. They may also assist with a range of writing center projects, such as developing workshops and seminars on writing, creating online and print resources, facilitating writing groups, and engaging in relevant research projects. All new consultants are expected to attend training on Monday, August 22 and to engage in professional development activities at the start of every fall and spring semester for the duration of their employment.  

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Qualifications:

Applicants should have previous college-level tutoring experience, at least one year of teaching experience, and/or completion of the English Department Special Topics in Composition 7880 on Writing Center Studies and Pedagogy. 

Applications: Applicants should submit a CV or resume and a document that addresses the following two prompts: 

  • In about 500 words, describe why you’re interested in becoming a writing center consultant, what strengths you would bring to the writing center team, and how you see this role contributing to your future goals or aspirations. 

  • In about 500 words, describe the experiences you have had working with others on their writing or supporting others' learning. This could include formal tutoring of some kind, or more informal work providing feedback to helping a friend or study group. 

Applications are due by Monday, April 4, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. 

Apply online via Workday (position: R42475) 

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Writing Center Consultants, Undergraduate Students Position Description:

Are you often asked to work on your peer’s writing for free? Get paid to do this work at the OSU Writing Center! Key responsibilities include  

  • Consulting one-to-one with students, staff, and faculty from all disciplines on a variety of writing issues to help individuals grow as writers and improve specific pieces of writing.  

  • Assisting writers on a variety of texts, including research papers, lab reports, creative writing, dissertations, administrative documents, proposals, and/or resumes, and other application materials.  

  • Helping writers at any stage in the writing process, addressing issues like organization and idea development, as well as grammar and style issues.   

 Consultants also participate in and contribute to weekly mentorship meetings, and monthly all-staff meetings. They may also assist with a range of writing center projects, such as developing workshops and seminars on writing, creating online and print resources, and engaging in relevant research projects.  

All new consultants are expected to attend training in Monday, August 22 and to engage in professional development activities at the start of every fall and spring semester, while employed.   

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Qualifications:

Successful completion of English 3467S or CSTW 3467S. Previous writing  center experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

Applications: Applicants should submit a CV or resume and a document that addresses the following two prompts: 

  • In about 500 words, describe why you’re interested in becoming a writing center consultant, what strengths you would bring to the writing center team, and how you see this role contributing to your future goals or aspirations. 

  • In about 500 words, describe the experiences you have had working with others on their writing or supporting others' learning. This could include formal tutoring of some kind, or more informal work providing feedback to helping a friend or study group. 

Applications are due on Monday, April 4, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. 

Apply online via Workday (position: R42481)