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The TLC accepts applications for student employees through Handshake. The writing center usually hires the majority of students to begin working in autumn quarter, though we accept applications year-round. We are always accepting applications for quantitative consultants. If you are ready to learn and grow through working at the Teaching & Learning Center as either a consultant in writing, math, science, computer science, business and accounting or as 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 Consultant

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/or SPSS
  • Ability to clearly explain ideas and concepts in a collaborative manner
  • Maths/CSS consultants are required to take a mathematics assessment (exam).

Application process

  • Send a resume, application, unofficial transcripts, and faculty reference to uwtteach@uw.edu
  • The second stage of the application process involves a 30 minute technical interview.

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

  • Current UW student available to work at least one full academic year (three quarters)
  • 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

Our application is now available in the UW Handshake system. Please submit the following documents through Handshake.

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 Associate Director Rebecca Disrud at rdisrud@uw.edu:

  • Resume or cv
  • One sample of your writing (preferably in an academic genre)
  • 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?

Compensation

https://hr.uw.edu/comp/student-employees/

Peer Success Mentor

Duties and responsibilities

  • Maintain a schedule at the Teaching and Learning Center and drop-in hours at MAT213
  • Provide one-on-one or group coaching to help other first gen students and their peers, discuss study habits, set academic goals and develop effective learning strategies
  • Attend required trainings throughout every quarter regarding mentoring models, learning tools and techniques
  • Create and implement skill building sessions for first generation students that will strengthen their academic success

Qualifications

The Peer Success Mentor must be a UW Tacoma returning student in good standing with the University. The peer mentor must maintain a 3.0 UW cumulative GPA. In addition, an ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Ability to use critical thinking to troubleshoot and problem-solve
  • Well-organized, ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and provide high-level of accuracy
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups
  • Willingness to learn and produce quality work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience with Microsoft word, Office 365, G-suite 

Application process

  • Visit Handshake to view job posting and submit cover letter and resume.