• Writing Center

  • CONTACT US: 

    Bush Memorial Library, Lower Level



    MS-C1910
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    651-523-2026

    writingcenter@hamline.edu

  • Employment 

    * The Writing Center is currently hiring a Graduate Peer Writing Consultant for Spring 2014. To apply, follow the APPLICATION PROCESS outlined below. Applications are due Friday, November 15.

    The Hamline University Writing Center offers prestigious positions that provide excellent educational experiences for advanced students. The work is challenging, fun, rewarding, and prepares students for success in many fields. Consulting provides excellent training that prepares individuals for graduate study and for careers in writing, teaching, law, medicine, and more.  
      

    Required Qualifications

    1. Writing center consultants must have excellent writing and research skills, equally excellent interpersonal skills, and a genuine eagerness to learn. The best candidates will be reliable and have a strong work ethic.
     
    2. Peer writing consultants must be able to maintain strict confidentiality regarding matters pertaining to the Writing Center and the students we work with. Academic honesty is essential.
     
    3. All peer writing consultants must participate in paid training led by the Writing Specialist. Training occurs both in weekly staff meetings and in intensive training sessions prior to the start of the fall semester. Consultants must be available to attend staff meetings during the academic year on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
     
    4. Writing Center consultants must be current Hamline students in good academic standing.
      

    The Application Process

    The Writing Center offers four types of employment to Hamline students.

    Undergraduate Peer Writing Consultant
    Graduate Peer Writing Consultant 
    ESL Graduate Peer Writing Consultant  
    Student Administrative Assistant    

    
    To apply, students must submit:  
    
    1. A completed application form  
    2. A cover letter and resume  
    3. An academic writing sample of 10 to 20 pages; multiple documents acceptable  
    4. Letters of recommendation from two professors 

    Students who submit complete applications will be contacted upon review of their application materials. Top candidates will be interviewed.  For more information about employment in the Writing Center, contact the Writing Specialist at writingcenter@hamline.edu or 651-523-2026.  
      

    Types of Positions

    Undergraduate Peer Writing Consultant

    REQUIREMENTS
    To become an undergraduate peer writing consultant, you need to: 

    • be an undergraduate junior or senior at Hamline, majoring in any subject or "undecided"
    • have achieved a B+ or better in your ENG 1110 course
    • be available to work 7 to 10 hours per week during fall and spring semesters
    • possess outstanding interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • care about writing and be a strong writer
    • commit to working with us for at least one year
    • complete an application in the spring before the year you hope to begin consulting

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Undergraduate peer writing consultants work with undergraduate students only. They work 7 to 10 hours per week during fall and spring semesters. They do not work during J-term or summer terms. Pay rates start at $9.25 per hour. Peer consultants contribute to the smooth running of the Writing Center by consulting with students and performing other tasks as required by the Writing Specialist. A complete job description is available.

    Graduate Writing Consultant

    REQUIREMENTS
    Graduate consultants can be enrolled in any graduate program at Hamline. To become a graduate peer writing consultant, you need to: 

    • be a graduate student in any program at Hamline 
    • be available to work 8 to 15 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and J-term
    • possess outstanding interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • care about writing and be a strong writer
    • commit to working with us for at least one year
    • complete an application in the spring before the year you hope to begin consulting
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Graduate peer writing consultants work with both graduate and undergraduate students. They work 8 to 15 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and J-term. Summer work may be available. Pay rates start at $10.25 per hour. Peer consultants contribute to the smooth running of the Writing Center by consulting with students and performing other tasks as required by the Writing Specialist. A complete job description is available.   

    ESL Graduate Peer Writing Consultant

    REQUIREMENTS
    ESL graduate peer writing consultants are selected from the MAESL program at Hamline. Candidates must have completed Basics of Modern English and come highly recommended by the faculty of the ESL program. Previous teaching experience is recommended, but not required.
       

    To become a multilingual peer writing consultant, you need to: 

    • be a graduate student in the MAESL program at Hamline 
    • have completed Basics of Modern English
    • be available to work 8 to 15 hours during fall and spring semesters and J-term
    • possess outstanding interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • care about writing and be a strong writer
    • commit to working with us for at least one year
    • complete an application in the spring before the year you hope to begin consulting

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    ESL graduate peer writing consultants work with both graduate and undergraduate students, with a special emphasis on ESL students. They work 8 to 15 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and J-term. Summer work may be available. Pay rates start at $10.25 per hour. ESL peer consultants contribute to the smooth running of the Writing Center by consulting with students and performing other tasks as required by the Writing Specialist. A complete job description is available. 

    Student Administrative Assistant

    REQUIREMENTS
    To become an administrative assistant, you need to: 

    • be a student in any Hamline program
    • demonstrate strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and facility with software programs
    • possess outstanding interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
    • commit to working with us for at least one year
    • complete an application in the spring before the year you hope to begin working

    RESPONSIBILITIES
     The student administrative assistant plays an integral role in the smooth running of the Writing Center. 
    Administrative assistants work 10 to 20 hours per week providing administrative support to the Writing Specialist. This support includes managing the front desk, answering phone and email inquiries, and maintaining accurate office records. Pay rates start at $7.65 per hour.  A complete job description is available.

  • SPRING schedule

    SUNDAYS 1PM to 5PM

    Mondays  1pm to 8pm

    Tuesdays  10am to 8pm

    Wednesdays  10Am to 5pm

    Thursdays  10am to 8pm 

    FRIDAYS 10AM to 2PM 

     

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