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Are you interested in becoming a writing consultant?

The Writing Center's application and hiring process occurs once a year during the fall semester. Below is information regarding the position and application process. Watch the Daily Knight, facebook, and twitter for announcements.

Job Summary

The Writing Center helps fulfill Bellarmine’s mission of “develop[ing] the intellectual, moral, ethical and professional competencies for successful living, work, leadership and service to others” by being an environment for authentic conversations. The primary responsibility of peer writing consultants is to assist students one-on-one and in small groups with the goal of developing transferable written and oral communication skills. In addition, consultants participate in ongoing staff development, outreach programs, social media, workshops, presentations, and in-class peer reviews. Writing center consultants can expect to work 2-8 hours a week, depending on availability and need. All new consultants must enroll and complete the required training course, English 251: Writing Center Theory and Practice.

Benefits 

The position offers students the opportunity to join a group of peers who are committed to academic excellence at Bellarmine and who hope to grow as critical thinkers, professionals, and writers.

  • Gain impressive professional experience on which to build a resume and recommendation.
  • Enjoy the rewarding and creative work of collaborating with writers in their processes.
  • Share experience and ideas with peer colleagues.
  • Grow as a reader and writer of academic prose.

Considerations

  • Applicant’s strong command of academic writing as demonstrated by professor's references, an academic writing sample, courses completed, and course and cumulative G.P.A.
  • Applicant’s availability, enthusiasm, and willingness to contribute to the Writing Center team and to participate in ongoing professional and learning activities.
  • Applicant’s interpersonal skills, particularly aptitude as a peer collaborator and learner
  • Applicants understanding of the mission and purpose of a writing center

Application and hiring process (occurs during fall semester, date for fall 2014 TBA)

  1. Complete and submit a form with basic information.
  2. Two writing samples emailed as attachments to cbook@bellarmine.edu:
    1) Academic writing sample
    2) One to two page essay addressing: What is a writing center? What is the importance of Bellarmine’s Writing Center to our campus? Why are you interested in becoming a Writing Center consultant?
  3. Applicants will be selected for an interview based on items 1 and 2. 
  4. Applicant(s) will be offered the opportunity to train to become a writing consultant in the spring semester by enrolling and completing English 251 (1 credit hour).

Questions regarding the job description and expectations should be directed to Cassie Book, Director of the Writing Center: cbook@bellarmine.edu, 502.272.8073, or Library B-17.

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