Job Opportunities

The Pitzer Writing Center hires incoming Fellows in early spring for the upcoming 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. Next position start date is the beginning of the Fall 2017 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 2017 half-credit course WRIT100a: Writing Center Theory & Praxis on Tuesdays from 11am-12:15pm.

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 (up to 10 pages–excerpts are 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. Please include your student I.D. and mailbox numbers in your cover letter. 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. We’re hoping to recruit 9 embedded Fellowship Specialists for next fall.

Applications are due Mon Feb 27, 2017.

An optional Information Session will be offered Wednesday, February 15, at 8 p.m., in Broad Hall 204. Email or call 909-607-4321 for details.

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

Pitzer Writing Center Fellows

  • Are Pitzer students who consult with student writers on projects across the disciplines.
  • 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 special team projects
  • Complete the half-credit course WRIT100a: Writing Center Theory & Praxis (Tuesdays, 11am-12:15pm)
  • Serve as leaders of writing on campus with opportunities to facilitate workshops and present at regional and national conferences
  • Earn $10.50/hr. (work-study and non-work study)

Fellowship Specialists

  • Are Pitzer Writing Center Fellows who play a special role during Fellowship season (four weeks in September/early October)
  • Are paid to be embedded in the weekly IGLAS/Fulbright Research or ETA course, where they facilitate peer review workshops (3 hours per week in September only)
  • Typically hold two 3-hour shifts in the Writing Center the month of September (with the option to drop down to one-shift for the rest of the semester)
  • Attend a half-day of paid training on fellowship writing the second Saturday of the semester
  • Have opportunities to assist with the Watson Boot Camp and Write-Ins for Watson and Fulbright applicants
  • Develop confidence in fellowship writing through training and a behind-the-scenes perspective on the application process.


The Writing Center is one of Pitzer’s most popular academic resources. Each year the Writing Center offers over 1,500 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 February 14, 2017