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Required Qualifications

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  • Must be an undergraduate student in Emory College or the School of Nursing for duration of employment.
  • Must have an interest in writing practice and pedagogy.
  • Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 5 hours per week.
  • Must be able to attend a weekly, one-hour practicum class in the fall (meeting day and time to be determined based on new tutors’ schedules).
  • Must be able to attend our fall orientation, which is usually scheduled for the Tuesday before Fall Semester classes begin.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to anti-racism, equity, inclusion, diversity, and other social justice topics.

Preferred Qualifications

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We especially welcome applications from candidates who meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Have experience in a writing center (as writing consultant, as client, or both) or collaborating with writers in other settings.
  • Have experience with writing across the disciplines—especially in science and quantitative fields.
  • Are multilingual, have experience as language learners, and have experience supporting language learners.
  • Have engaged in activities, community initiatives, or work related to anti-racism, equity, inclusion, diversity, and/or other social justice topics.
  • Have a 3.5 overall GPA (Note: Most of our tutors have a 3.5 GPA or above, but if your GPA is lower, you are welcome to apply - and you may then discuss your GPA in your application statement.)


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The position starts in Fall 2021. The rate of pay for this position is $10.00 per hour. Tutors will work 5 to 10 hours per week. Our tutors work with writers from a variety of disciplines, levels, and language backgrounds.

Tutors also participate in ongoing professional development and have opportunities for research, leadership, and community engagement.

Tutors will assist with publicity and other work as needed.

Please review the following additional responsibilities and benefits of working at the writing center before applying for the position.

Additional Responsibilities

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  • Attend all required training and professional development activities
    • In addition to attending the required Fall orientation, other required activities include an all-staff Spring training day in February 2022, weekly small group meetings, and peer observations.
  • Comply with EWC philosophy, policies, and procedures
  • Report to work prepared and on time
  • Visit at least two classes each semester to promote the Writing Center
  • Complete reading and writing assignments
    • Tutors will complete a set of readings and writing activities prior to our Fall orientation. These should not take more than 15 hours total to complete. Tutors may also be asked to complete brief reading and writing assignments throughout the year.
  • Find coverage when you need to miss a tutoring shift
  • Complete HR paperwork on time
  • Keep track of your hours and pay

Benefits of Working at the Emory Writing Center

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  • Earn money
  • Develop tutoring, teaching, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Gain experience working with a diverse body of students
  • Learn strategies to improve your own writing
  • Broaden your knowledge of writing across disciplines and modes
  • Practice communicating across language differences
  • Learn strategies to encourage equity and inclusion in a professional environment
  • Participate in community partnerships
  • Engage scholarship in writing center studies
  • Conduct primary research related to writing and tutoring
  • Cultivate skills valued by graduate schools and employers

To Apply

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Applications to work during the 2021-2022 academic year will open on February 1, 2021. Applications are due by February 28, 2021.

All applicants must submit an application and additional materials.

The required additional materials are as follows:

  • Letter of application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • 4-8 page scholarly writing sample completed while a student at Emory
  • Contact information for 2 Emory references

Application Due Date

Feb. 28, 2021

Zoom Info Session Dates

Feb. 10, 2021, 9am-10am

Feb. 15, 2021, 4pm-5pm

Feb. 19, 2021, 12pm-1pm

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Attendees must log in using their Emory netID for entry.

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