POOL Graduate Writing Consultant - Student Hourly - 21868BR

POOL Graduate Writing Consultant - Student Hourly

University Academic Support Ct
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The KU Writing Center (KUWC) offers programs and services to students, faculty and staff across writing levels and disciplines. At the University of Kansas, writing consultations are offered by trained graduate and undergraduates across multiple campus locations. The Writing Center is a part of the University Academic Support Centers (UASC), a comprehensive student support program designed to provide resources to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students and support the University’s commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. University Academic Support Centers is a department within Academic Success.

Job Description

Graduate writing consultants are peer educators who meet one-on-one with students in person and online to discuss writing projects in a variety of disciplines and genres. Graduate consultants collaborate with writers at any point in the writing process, teach strategies for researching, drafting, organizing, revising, and editing; and direct writers to resources. They also support other KUWC programming, like workshops and Writing Fellows.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate and foster student learning by asking questions, collaborating with writers during consultations, and teaching important writing strategies and concepts
  • Empower students to take ownership of their writing
  • Contribute to the creation of an inclusive and safe environment for learning
  • Share your knowledge and experiences, contributing to a diverse, collaborative space that values diversity and expertise in all its forms
  • Participate in pre-service training and participate in ongoing education, trainings, and professional development
  • Participate in committees and special projects, bringing your ideas, interests, and skills to expand the collective knowledge and abilities of the Writing Center
  • Communicate with and respond to updates from the Assistant Director, Graduate Writing & Support
  • Ability to work at least 8 hours/week and at least one evening/week

After one semester of service:
  • Continuing consultants may be interested in additional roles, including in-class workshop leader, writing group facilitator, and consultant development facilitator.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate student at KU, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale), which demonstrates engagement and academic success in chosen field(s).
  • As demonstrated in application materials, a commitment to the improvement of one’s own writing and professional development as a writing consultant.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a writing consultant in a college or community setting.
  • Teaching experience OR experience working with others one-on-one or group settings.
  • Willingness to work in multiple modalities (face-to-face, online, videoconference)
  • An investment in helping fellow writers reach their academic goals.
  • Experience working productively with diverse populations.
  • Multicultural and/or multilingual experience.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to respond to questions.
  • Sensitivity, generosity, and flexibility.
  • Federal Work-Study eligible applicants who have accepted an award for academic year.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit the following required items:
  1. Cover letter that addresses your qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Writing sample (possibilities include research paper, reflection, rhetorical analysis, personal essay, or other appropriate piece)
  4. Your work availability for semester.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Contact Information to Applicants

Samantha Demmerle

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

The KU Writing Center has multiple locations on the KU Lawrence campus, and shifts are scheduled between 8 am-8 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8 am-5 pm Friday. The schedule is dependent on location needs and consultant availability. Consultants are responsible for securing coverage for planned absences and willing to pitch in to help cover others’ shifts when necessary.

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University Academic Support Ct
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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