Apply for a Position

The George Washington Writing Center offers several types of employment opportunities for currently enrolled students at GW.

Front Office Assistants

This work-study position is, for many of the people who walk through our doors, their first point of contact with us. Our front office assistants open and close the Center, welcome incoming clients, direct the flow of traffic, respond to phone inquiries, help clients navigate our scheduling software, respond to email,  and generally provide crucial communication support within the Center. Applicants with FWS status should check Handshake for open positions throughout the year.

Writing Consultants

We are committed to hiring enthusiastic, dedicated consultants who are strong writers, who have excellent collaborative interpersonal skills, and who authentically enjoy working with other students. Our undergraduate and graduate consultants come from disciplines across the university; we encourage applicants from a broad range of academic fields and multilingual and multicultural backgrounds. The Writing Center is committed to being a place of diversity and inclusion.

Undergraduate Consultants

Writing Center Consultants work with writers on writing; the projects (papers, poems, speeches, personal statements, and so on) are the occasion for this work. Through honest peer-to-peer discussion of drafts, Writing Center consultants show writers how to reflect on their writing choices and develop their own best approaches.

Undergraduate Writing Center consultants are trained through a 3-credit WID course, Pedagogy for Peer Tutors, in which they study writing center theory and scholarship and a 1-credit practicum, in which they observe and then lead sessions with clients at the Center. Undergraduate consultants an work up to 8 hours a week at the Center.

Visit our "Become a Consultant" page to learn more about the application process!

Graduate Consultants

Graduate writing consultants, like our peer undergraduate consultants, come from across the curriculum. Graduate students are paid at an hourly rate for approximately ten hours per week. In addition, they attend full staff meetings and receive specialized training through required readings and observations in the early weeks of the semester and additional meetings with the directors to discuss pedagogy and practices in the Writing Center. Funded opportunities also exist for professional development, attending scholarly conferences, designing and running workshops, and mentoring.  

Visit our "Become a Consultant" page to learn more about the application process!

 

Questions about Employment? Contact our Coordinator at [email protected]