Description and Qualifications
The BYU Writing Center is hiring students from all majors to work as writing tutors in the Writing Center (4026 JKB) and the Research and Writing Center (3322 HBLL). Writing tutors collaborate with students from across campus on any writing assignment, providing individualized feedback, instruction, and friendly support aimed at helping students learn transferrable writing skills and become stronger writers.
Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Strong interpersonal and academic skills
- Maturity and professionalism in workplace settings
- Ability to help others learn and develop as writers
- Commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
Applicants must also be able to
- Work a minimum of 8 hours per week
- Register for English 399R, a credit-bearing, paid academic internship that prepares students to work as writing tutors
- Attend weekly training meetings on Thursdays from 8:00-8:50 a.m
Prior tutoring experience is desired but not required. Longevity (availability to work at least two semesters) is preferred.
Application materials consist of a resume, cover letter (addressed to Dr. David Stock; properly formatted; one-single spaced page; polished), two samples of academic writing (one from a class in your major), and a faculty reference. Detailed instructions for preparing these documents for submission are included in the application form (see "Click to Apply").
The application deadline is Monday, March 20, by midnight. Applicants will be considered for internship positions during the Summer 2017 term and the Fall 2017 semester.
Selected applicants will be invited to interview with the Writing Center Coordinator and/or Assistant Coordinator and complete additional application materials as part of the interview process. Successful applicants will be invited to register for English 399R (academic internship) for the subsequent semester or term. This internship introduces students to theories and methods of peer tutoring in writing while providing hands-on tutoring experience in an apprenticeship environment. Students who successfully complete the internship are eligible to be hired as writing tutors.
Note: Applicants with college-level tutoring experience (writing tutoring experience preferred) may be hired directly as writing tutors.
Please direct questions about the application process or the internship to Professor David Stock, Writing Center Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Receptionist
Receptionists work with all staff members to manage the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center, including (but not limited to) greeting and educating clientele about our purpose and services, communicating with staff about work-related assignments and issues, scheduling and data collecting, keeping inventory and maintaining supplies and equipment, performing basic clerical tasks (typing, filing, compiling reports, etc.), operating basic office equipment (telephones, computers, printers, photocopier), and assisting with projects as assigned by Writing Center administrators. Receptionists receive on-the-job training and ongoing training each semester.
To apply, check with Student Employment for any openings. Receptionist positions are posted and processed through Student Employment.