Job opportunities

The Writing Center is staffed by student consultants who work regular weekly schedules of up to 10 hours per week. We regularly hire new consultants, usually putting out a call for applications soon after the registration period for the upcoming semester. When we are hiring, we will advertise jobs in the Daily Announcements, on Handshake and on our Instagram @wocowritingcenter. If you would like to inquire about working for the Writing Center between hiring cycles, you can reach out to any time. Until then, you can find more information about the job below.

Peer writing consultant job description: Do you like talking to other people about their ideas? Are you a good listener? Do you get satisfaction from working on a piece of writing and making it better? Peer consultants work with fellow students on their writing projects across and beyond their coursework, giving valuable feedback and resources while respecting the writer’s linguistic background, voice, identity and vision for the project. Consultants in the Writing Center collaborate on the big-picture goals for the Writing Center and play an important part in shaping how we will serve Wofford’s writers. This is not a job for perfect writers, but it is a job for student leaders of any major who enjoy writing and want to support their community with empathy and care.

Duties: The primary responsibility of peer consultants is talking one-on-one with other students about their writing in 45-minute sessions.* Consultants are also responsible for:

  • Directing writers to resources that will help with their writing.
  • Ongoing reading and learning about the best practices for working with peer writers.
  • Attending training sessions and weekly staff meetings.
  • Assisting with the everyday upkeep of the Writing Center.
  • Collaborating on special projects for the Writing Center.

*Consultants are not editors. Though we do discuss sentence structure and commonly accepted academic guidelines for writing, consultants do not “correct” papers.