• Writing Center

  • Employment 

    The Writing Center is hiring an ESL Graduate Peer Writing Consultant for 2014-2015. See below for information on required qualifications, the application process, and a job description.

    The Hamline University Writing Center offers prestigious positions that provide excellent educational experiences for advanced students. The work is challenging, fun, and 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 be an undergraduate peer writing consultant, you need to:

    • be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior at Hamline in good standing, 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

    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 PEER Writing Consultant

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

    • be a student in good standing in any graduate 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

    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 completejob description is available.  

    ESL Graduate Peer Writing Consultant

    REQUIREMENTS
    ESL graduate peer writing consultants are typically selected from the MAESL program at Hamline but can be enrolled in other graduate programs as well. Candidates must have completed Basics of Modern English or an equivalent course and come highly recommended by faculty. Previous teaching experience is recommended, but not required.

    To be an ESL graduate peer writing consultant, you need to: 

    • be a student in good standing in any graduate program at Hamline
    • have completed Basics of Modern English or an equivalent course
    • have coursework or experience that qualifies you to work effectively with ESL students
    • 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

    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 be a student administrative assistant, you need to: 

    • be a student in good standing 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

    RESPONSIBILITIES
     The student administrative assistant plays an integral role in the smooth running of the Writing Center. 
    Administrative assistants work 10 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 $8.00 per hour.  A complete job description is available.

  • Summer Schedule

    Sundays:  Closed

    Mondays:  1pm to 5pm

    Tuesdays:  1pm to 5pm

    Wednesdays:  1pm to 5pm

    Thursdays:  1pm to 5pm

    Fridays:  Closed

    Saturdays:  Closed