The Graduate Division’s Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce that it is hiring three Graduate Writing Consultants, open to graduate students in all disciplines.

Job Title: Graduate Writing Consultant, 50% time (20 hours/week; $27.36/hour), includes fee remission.

Dates: January 6, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
Potential for renewal in summer 2020 and 2020-2021 academic year.

Hiring Unit: Graduate Writing Center, Graduate Division 


Graduate Writing Consultant responsibilities will include the following:

  • Research and develop materials for workshops and presentations;
  • Research and create written and/or multimedia content for the Graduate Writing Center website;
  • Organize panel presentations and workshops on writing and publishing;
  • Assist graduate students in understanding best practices in writing;
  • Organize and facilitate graduate writing groups and boot camps;
  • Conduct research on the impact of writing support programs on graduate students;
  • Assist with planning, setup, and execution of Graduate Writing Center events;
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Exceptional skills in academic and professional writing and in conducting research;
  • Outstanding oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Multicultural competencies and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Experience teaching writing;
  • Experience working as an editor;
  • Experience with web design tools such as WordPress. 

Benefits of Graduate Writing Fellow Positions 

  • Paid position: 50% time (20 hours/week; $27.36/hour), includes fee remission.
  • Professional and career development: Graduate Writing Consultants will develop skills that can be applied to a variety of career paths within and beyond academia.
  • Service to campus: Graduate Writing Consultants will play an important role in assisting graduate students in completing their degrees in a timely fashion, developing confidence in their writing skills, and fostering collaboration and community among graduate students.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email (as separate attachments) a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position and a current CV to Sabrina Soracco, Director, Graduate Writing Center, [email protected].

Applications are due by Friday, November 22, 2019.

Note: Finalists will be asked to provide contact information for three references.