Writing Consultant - UAA Learning Commons Writing Center

Writing Consultant - UAA Learning Commons Writing Center

  • 527401
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAA Office of the Provost

The mission of the Learning Commons Writing Center (WC) is to promote the use of academic writing in all disciplines and at all levels as a tool for learning, communicating, self-expression, and critical thinking. WC consultations complement course-based learning and help contribute to student success. Consultants will be paid as level 2 student employee ($15.26 per hour) for up to 20 hours per week, depending on need and availability. Remote and in-person work available.

Writing consultants work closely with students, faculty, and administrators to help students become capable, successful writers. While most work is one-on-one with a student, Consultants will occasionally need to deliver presentations, lead, or support workshops, or participate in group-learning programs. Consultants are expected to attend regular training sessions to improve their support skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of cumulative GPA of 2.0 with a 3.0 average in Writing/English coursework.
Must have successfully completed Writing 211, 212, 213, 214 or an equivalent Writing/English composition course.

To be eligible for student employment at UAA, a student must:
a. be enrolled in the university system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
b. for employment between semesters, have successfully completed six or more UA credit hours in the preceding semester and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester; and
c. not work hours which interfere with class attendance; and
d. have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

Prior tutoring experience preferred, but not required. Training provided upon hire.

Position Details:

This position is located at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage.

This is a part time, non-exempt student assistant 2 position with rate of pay $15.26 an hour. 

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year of 2023-2024.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Helen Sale, Shared Services HR Coordinator, at 907-786-6885.

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