Job Opportunities

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

If you are a strong academic writer and enjoy engaging fellow writers in conversations about writing, a job in the Writing Center may be for you. We seek applications from rising second-year, third-year, and fourth-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 professional 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 writing@pitzer.edu a resume, transcript (unofficial is fine), 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 fellow student writers on writing projects
  • Work an average of 50-60 hours per semester, typically in one or two 3-hour shifts per week (with select opportunities to work on additional projects or take on extra shifts during busy times of the semester.)
  • Receive paid training through 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 become involved in a variety of teaching initiatives.
  • Earn $10.00/hr. (work-study and non-work study).

An Information Session will be offered Wednesday, February 17, at 6 p.m., location TBA. Email writing@pitzer.edu or call 909-607-4321 for details.

ABOUT THE WRITING CENTER

http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/writing-center/

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.