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The KU Writing Center, a unit of Academic Success, provides over 7,000 face-to-face and online consultations annually to writers from KU Lawrence, KU Edwards, and other educational institutions. KUWC also offers a Writing Fellows program at the graduate and undergraduate levels; class visits and in-class workshops, graduate writing groups, and multiple writing events during the Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. As part of the global community, the KU Writing Center fosters diversity in all of its dimensions and supports writers in reaching their personal and professional goals. All writers, with their unique life experiences, worldviews, languages and voices, are respected and welcomed. We provide an environment that is conducive to diverse learning styles and forms of expression, and we respect writers' use of their home languages and world Englishes.
We typically hire in April for the next Fall semester, and in November/December for the next Spring semester.
We are currently hiring for the following positions for the Spring 2021 semester:
Office Assistants: http://employment.ku.edu/student/18156BR
Graduate Writing Consultant: http://employment.ku.edu/student/18179BR
Click one of the options below for more information about our student positions.
As a consultant, you will work together with office assistants and administrators as a team to foster a community of writing and to provide a service to KU’s diverse global community. In recognition of the growing diversity of the KU community, we would like to expand our staff to reflect and project a vision of inclusivity and sensitivity as defined by the Writing Center and the broader university. You will have the distinct opportunity to meet and collaborate with thousands of individual students with a variety of identities, life experiences, worldviews, languages and voices, offering you limitless chances to develop socially, academically and professionally.
KU Writing Center consultants are peer educators who meet one-on-one with students to discuss writing projects in a wide variety of disciplines and genres. As a collaborator and facilitator of learning, you will help writers as they brainstorm; teach them strategies for researching, drafting, organizing, revising and editing; and direct them to writing resources. Consultants provide feedback to writers face-to-face, via e-mail, and via videoconference at any point in the writing process.
Our consultants have differing levels of expertise, and new employees participate in pre-service training, as well as ongoing education and professional development in preparation for working successfully with writers in the Writing Center. We value diversity in all its forms, and we work as a team, encouraging everyone to bring their ideas, interests, and skills to expand the collective knowledge and abilities of the Writing Center. To that end, we welcome applicants from all identities, life experiences, worldviews, languages and disciplines.
- Successful completion of ENGL 400 or C&T 533 OR previous experience as a writing consultant at a high school, college or the KU Writing Center.
- Multicultural and/or multilingual experience.
- Willingness to work in multiple modalities (face-to-face, online, videoconference) and multiple locations on the Lawrence campus.
- Strong listening skills and the ability to respond to questions based on interview.
- Experience demonstrating sensitivity and flexibility in meeting the needs of students in an academic tutoring environment.
This position serves as the face of the Writing Center. Office assistants provide expert, friendly customer service, while also being punctual and reliable. As the first person that clients interact with in the Writing Center, it’s crucial that office assistants are friendly, talkative and ready to help. In addition, office assistants are expected to communicate efficiently (via email, phone and in person) and work effectively with a diverse staff and clientele. You must be able to multitask during peak service times. Job duties include:
As an office assistant, you will work together with writing consultants and administrators to foster a community of writing and to provide service to KU's diverse global community when the Writing Center is open. In recognition of the growing diversity of the KU community, we seek to expand our staff to reflect and project a vision of inclusivity and sensitivity as defined by the Writing Center and the broader university. You will have the distinct opportunity to meet and collaborate with thousands of individual students with a variety of identities, life experiences, worldviews, languages and voices, offering you many chances to develop socially, academically and professionally.
- Undergraduate student at KU (enrolled in at least six hours)
- Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, and Acrobat
- Excellent oral communication skills as evidenced in screening interview
- Excellent written communication skills as evidenced in application materials
- Only applicants who have filed a current year FAFSA and applied for and accepted a Federal Work-Study award will be hired.
- Applicants who have filed a current year FAFSA and applied for and accepted a Federal Work-Study award will be given preference
- Previous telephone and customer service experience, with ability to deal courteously and effectively with clients
- Multicultural and/or multilingual experience
- Working knowledge or ability to quickly adapt to technology like Drupal, Skype for Business/Lync, and MyCommunity (Sharepoint)