• Employment

    The Writing and Communication Center is accepting applications! Please submit materials by 4:00 p.m. on August 24, 2018.

    The Hamline University Writing and Communication Center hires new peer writing and communication consultants each summer. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to read all the information below for instructions on how to apply.

    Required Qualifications

    The Hamline University Writing and Communication Center offers prestigious positions that provide excellent educational experiences for advanced students. The work is challenging and rewarding and prepares students for success in many fields.

    1. Writing and Communication Center peer consultants must have excellent writing/communication 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 consultants must be able to maintain strict confidentiality regarding the Writing and Communication Center and the students with whom we work. Academic honesty is essential.
    3. All peer consultants must participate in paid training led by the Academic Communication 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 (times to be determined).
    4. Writing and Communication Center consultants must be current Hamline students in good academic standing.

    The Application Process

    To apply for one of the positions listed below, please submit the following materials to writingcenter@hamline.edu:

    • A completed application form
    • A cover letter and résumé/curriculum vitae
    • An academic writing sample of 10 to 20 pages; multiple documents acceptable
    • The names and contact information of two faculty members—from Hamline or another institution—who can supply references upon request

    Top candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. For more information about employment in the Writing and Communication Center, contact Rob Cannella, the center's leader, at writingcenter@hamline.edu or 651-523-2026.

    Types of Positions

    UNDERGRADUATE PEER WRITING AND COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT 

    To be an undergraduate peer writing and communication consultant, you must:

    • Be an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior at Hamline in good standing, majoring in any subject or "undecided."
    • Have achieved an A- or better in English 1110 (or equivalent) and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Be available to work 8 to 10 hours during fall and spring semesters, with evening and Sunday availability preferred (no J-term or summer hours available).
    • Possess outstanding interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    • Care about writing/communication and be a strong writer/communicator.
    • Commit to working with us for at least one year.

    Undergraduate peer consultants contribute to the smooth running of the Writing and Communication Center by consulting with undergraduate students as well as performing other tasks as required by the Communication Specialist. A complete job description is available. The pay rate is $9.65 per hour. 

    GRADUATE PEER WRITING AND COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT     

    To be a graduate peer writing and communication consultant, you must:

    • Be a student in good standing in any graduate program at Hamline.
    • Be available to work 8 to 10 hours during fall and spring semesters, with evening and Sunday availability preferred (summer hours might be available). 
    • Possess outstanding interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    • Care about writing/communication and be a strong writer/communicator.
    • Commit to working with us for at least one year.

    Graduate peer consultants contribute to the smooth running of the Writing and Communication Center by consulting with both graduate and undergraduate students as well as performing other tasks as required by the Communication SpecialistA complete job description is available. The pay rate is $11.15 per hour. 

    esl graduate peer writing and communication consultant

    To be an ESL graduate peer writing and communication consultant, you must: 

    • Be a student in good standing in Hamline's MAESL program or have an educational background in ESL.
    • Have completed Hamline's Basics of Modern English or an equivalent course.
    • Have coursework or professional experience that qualifies you to work effectively with ESL students.
    • Be available to work 8 to 10 hours during fall and spring semesters and J-term, with evening and Sunday availability preferred (summer hours might be available).
    • Possess outstanding interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    • Care about writing/communication and be a strong writer/communicator.
    • Commit to working with us for at least one year.

    ESL peer consultants contribute to the smooth running of the Writing and Communication Center by consulting with both graduate and undergraduate students, with an emphasis on ESL students, as well as performing other tasks as required by the Communication SpecialistA complete job description is available. The pay rate is $11.15 per hour.