Job Opportunities

The Pitzer Writing Center is hiring in early spring semester 2016 for incoming fellows for the 2016-17 academic year.

Lena, Amelia, Anuli, Doug, Will and Jordan listening to keynote_cropped
Amelia Haselkorn ’16, Anjuli Peters ’18, Doug Lewis ’17, Jordan Jenkins ’17, Lena Tran ’18, and Will Duke ’16 at the 2016 Southern California Writing Centers Association Conference in Santa Barbara.

If you are interested in developing as a writer and enjoy engaging fellow students in conversations about their writing, a job in the Writing Center may be for you. We seek applications from current first-, second-, and third-year Pitzer students in any discipline—from the humanities to the social sciences to the biological and natural sciences. Position start date is the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester.

To develop expertise in peer tutoring, Writing Center Fellows participate in a full day of hands-on training on the Saturday following the first week of classes in the Fall. They also attend professional development workshops throughout the academic year and register for the Fall 2016 half-credit course WRIT100: The Teaching and Tutoring of Writing on Tuesdays from 11 am – 12:15 pm.

Writing fellows work approximately 50-60 hours per semester, typically in one or two 3-hour shifts per week based on the Center’s needs and the fellow’s interest and availability. Opportunities are available for additional paid hours working on special projects or taking on extra shifts during busier times of the semester.

TO APPLY please submit to a resume, transcript (unofficial is fine), an academic writing sample, and a 1-2 page cover letter reflecting on what you’d hope to contribute and learn from serving as a Fellow in the Writing Center. If you would be interested in a special role as an embedded Fellowship Specialist in the Fulbright course, providing support and feedback for Fulbright teaching and research applicants during course sessions and in one-on-one Writing Center appointments, please indicate this in your cover letter and explain why you’re interested in this role and what would make you a strong candidate. 

Applications are due Mon Feb 29, 2016.

**Work study or non-work study.**

Pitzer Writing Center Fellows

  • Are Pitzer students who consult with student writers on projects
  • Work an average of 50-60 hours per semester, typically in one or two 3-hour shifts per week
  • Receive paid training through hands-on workshops and staff meetings throughout the year
  • Publicize the Writing Center around campus and engage in other optional special projects
  • Complete the half-credit course WRIT100: The Teaching and Tutoring of Writing
  • Serve as leaders of writing on campus with opportunities to facilitate workshops and present at regional and national conferences
  • Earn $10.00/hr. (work-study and non-work study)

An optional Information Session will be offered Wednesday, February 17, at 6 p.m., in Scott 230 (pizza provided.) Email or call 909-607-4321 for details.


The Writing Center is one of Pitzer’s most popular academic resources. Each year the Writing Center offers over 1,200 free one-on-one conferences with Fellows on writing projects across the disciplines. Writing Center Fellows are Pitzer students trained to consult with student writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to developing an effective revision strategy. Students bring a wide variety of writing projects to the Writing Center, including academic essays, outlines, fellowship applications, senior theses, prospectuses, and lab reports.


Page last updated on July 28, 2016