Job Opportunities

The writing center is fully staffed for Autumn 2017 but will consider applications for new tutors starting in Winter 2018. We are always accepting applications for quantitative tutors. If you are ready to learn and grow through working at the Teaching & Learning Center as either a consultant in writing, math, science, or computer science, or a receptionist, we'd like to hear from you.

Why work at the TLC

  • Gain professional experience with leadership, presenting information, and communication.
  • Work with other peer tutors in an academic environment and build deeper knowledge of your own field.
  • Develop your resume for graduate school and scholarship applications.
  • Help others learn.
  • Accommodate your classes and other obligations with flexible scheduling.

What you can expect

  • A fairly busy and dynamic environment
  • Opportunities for personal projects and professional growth
  • Close collaboration with students and other staff

Application Process

  • Submit the required documents (click on the job description of interest below for application requirements).
  • Interviews will be scheduled after applicant documents are reviewed.
  • If you are hired, we will process your paperwork.

Job Descriptions

Receptionist

Duties and responsibilities

  • Help students register for and use TLC services
  • Greet students, faculty, staff and provide information on the TLC
  • Schedule room use
  • Answer phone and email
  • Provide clerical support; file, photocopy, FAX, prepare mailings, pick up campus mail, assist with data entry, shred documents, assemble packets, word processing
  • Attend scheduled meetings and training events
  • Keep the TLC work areas clean and organized

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have a strong desire to help students in an academic support setting
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of MS Office and email
  • Organized and capable of multi-tasking

Application process

Quantitative Tutor

Duties and responsibilities

  • Help students to understand concepts behind their work and develop stronger quantitative skills
  • Help students develop learning strategies
  • Attend training and scheduled meetings
  • Assist with workshops, orientations, and classroom visits

Qualifications

  • Excellent math, quantitative, and communication abilities; minimum 3.0 in relevant courses
  • Understanding of Excel and SPSS
  • Ability to clearly explain ideas and concepts in a collaborative manner
  • Must be able to pass an entrance math exam if tutoring in math

Application process

Writing Consultant

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work with students to help them understand assignments, clarify ideas, and develop as writers.
  • Attend training and scheduled meetings.
  • Assist with workshops, orientations, and classroom visits.
  • Develop handouts, web content, and other resources for the TLC.
  • Perform light reception duties.

Qualifications

  • Excellent listening, responding, and analytical reading skills
  • Knowledge of or interest in different writing styles and genres
  • Interest in developing further as a writer
  • Ability to explain and demonstrate concepts in multiple ways
  • Desire to work with all writers at UWT and to help others learn and understand
  • Proficiency with word processing software, especially Microsoft Word
  • Commitment to the anti-racist and inclusive mission of our writing center
  • Completion of TWRT 311 (offered spring quarters) or independent learning module

Application Process

We  have made a video for applicants to get a sense of the kind of work writing consultants at UWT do. Watch the video here.

Please watch the video and then send the following documents to writing center coordinator Rebecca at rdisrud@uw.edu:

  • Resume or cv
  • Two samples of your writing (preferably from different genres)
  • A faculty recommendation (may be sent directly by your recommender)
  • A cover letter reflecting on your own experiences as a writer and how you envision contributing to tutoring work. Please address the following questions, ideally using specific examples:
    • How do your writing practices relate to academic discourses and other communities you belong to?
    • How has feedback from others influenced your writing and what kinds of feedback do you give others on their writing?
    • How did the video confirm or challenge your assumptions about being a writing tutor?
    • What characteristics and skills would you bring to the writing center?