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About the USFWC Staff Group

The USFWC Staff group is available as a means of communication and collaboration for individuals working in the USF Writing Center.  Staff members may access the group resources by logging in to My.USF.

Hours of Operation:  As a convenience, a calendar listing the hours of operation for the USF Writing Center is available on this page and accessible to all.
 
Employment Opportunities:  As semesters pass and staff members graduate, we will be looking for individuals who enjoy working with people and possess excellent writing skills. If you would like explore opportunities for employment in the USF Writing Center, please read the job description provided below and contact Dr. Greg Dyer, Director of the USF Writing Center.

Job Description: USF Writing Center

Job Description:   Consultants employed by the writing center are primarily responsible for providing helpful feedback to writers.  Therefore, they must possess excellent writing skills and an ability to work constructively with a variety of personality types. 

USF Writing Center staff members typically work between four to eight hours per week.  Their responsibilities include the following:

  • Working with individual writers in a face-to-face setting for 30-minute sessions.  During these sessions the consultant is responsible for asking helpful questions and modeling the habits of mind possessed by good writers. 
  • Attending a one-hour staff meeting and training session held every week on Monday at 3:30 pm.
  • Engaging in various projects designed to improve one’s skills as both a writer and a consultant, including the following:
    • readings and projects related to writing center practice, and staff training;
    • regular, consistent reflection upon one’s practice as a consultant.
  • Contributing to the work of the writing center and the task of communicating the writing center’s mission, including the following:
    • maintaining WritingCenter records, including efforts related to both assessment and research;
    • developing print and/or online materials to benefit the writing center and those it serves;
    • contributing to any other projects or publications undertaken by the writing center, including various staff development opportunities, and the possibility of state and regional conferences.

Compensation:   First-year staff members receive an hourly wage of $9.00, with a 50-cent raise for each additional year of service and/or participation at a local, regional, or national conference.

Eligibility Requirements:  Positions on the writing center staff are not limited to work-study students.  All students are eligible to apply, so long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Sophomore standing or higher.
  • A grade of “B” or better in LAR 111 and LAR 112 (or equivalent course(s) at another institution)
  • an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Process:  As a part of the hiring process, candidates must submit the following materials prior to a brief discussion/interview with the director of the writing center.  These materials may be submitted either in print or via email.

  • a letter of application;
  • a letter of recommendation from a USF faculty member addressing both the applicant’s writing ability and his/her interpersonal communication skills;
  • two (2) pieces of writing, one of which must be academic in nature;
  • written analysis of a sample essay provided by the director of the writing center.

 

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