Join the Writing Team

Join the Writing team!

Thank you for your interest in joining the SLC Writing Program!Please expand below to explore opportunities available and submit an application to join us today.

Writing Tutor Application

Qualifications, Requirements, & Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • MUST be available in-person
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No more than two “Incomplete” grades
  • Not on academic probation
  • Must have fulfilled R&C requirement
  • Satisfactory completion of application

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for writing and the learning process
  • Desire to grow as a writer and budding professional
  • Strong interest in collaborative learning models
  • Strong interest in serving the writing community at Cal
  • Willingness to engage in reflective practice
  • Experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Strong understanding of US college writing conventions

Program Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Attend an in-person weekly seminar, scheduled for Wednesdays 4-6PM and starting second week of instruction, 9/4
  • Commit to a minimum of 9 hours per week (may increase during midterm/paper seasons)

*Note: Students may not be employed by the University more than 50% time during the fall or spring semester in any combination of titles. Students may work up to 100% time during the summer and during the winter break.

Responsibilities 

  • Attend weekly seminar 
  • Prepare for weekly seminar
  • Provide individual and/or group tutoring
  • Foster an inclusive and welcoming learning environment
  • Perform other tasks as assigned: Observations of the services, meeting with more experienced tutors, work performance conference(s), event planning/coordination, data entry, workshop facilitation and preparation, presentations, and support for professional staff, as needed

Download the Fall 2024 New Tutor Flyer!

Application Procedure

Materials Required

  • General Applicant Information
  • Short responses
  • Program-specific supplemental material:  An academic writing sample from a university-level course or equivalent (research paper preferred)
  • Current academic transcript (unofficial accepted); please include verification that you satisified the R&C Requirement (i.e. Academic Progress Report)
  • Faculty/Advisor Recommendation Form (must be submitted by the end of the third week of instruction or your first day of work, whichever comes first)

Process

  • Submit a separate application for each position and each program
  • Request a faculty/advisor recommendation for each position and each program (must be submitted by the first day of service)
  • Candidates who submit a complete application and who satisfy the minimum qualifications and program requirements will be invited for an interview
  • Candidates are notified of the results of their applications in writing within three weeks of their interviews

Deadline

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Apply

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all tutor positions are filled.

Upcoming Review Dates: 7/22 & 7/29

Application Inquiries

Email: slcwritingprg@berkeley.edu

For additional information about SLC positions, visit here

Program Ambassador Application

Qualifications, Requirements, & Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • MUST have work study
  • MUST be available in-person
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong enthusiasm for engaging with peers
  • Experience working with peers and staff from diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and sense of responsibility
  • Experience using Google Suite, especially Google Documents & Sheets
  • Satisfactory completion of application

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has supported the SLC Writing Program as a tutor (Not required)
  • Knowledge of the writing requirements and expectations at Cal
  • Strong interest in serving the writing community at Cal
  • Strong interest in representing the Student Learning Center

Responsibilities

  • Foster a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment for writers and visitors in the in-person & virtual Vèvè Writing Lounge
  • Greet and guide writers through the sign-in process and to the appropriate service/session
  • Support with virtual or in-person Vèvè Writing Lounge management during service hours: Set-up/Breakdown, attend to service/tutor related questions & concerns for lounge visitors, assist in keeping lounge accessible and organized, & take note of trends/patterns with writers & tutors
  • Prepare for and attend weekly team meetings, starting week 2 of instruction for Fall 2024 and the week of June 10th for Summer 2024
  • Perform other administrative tasks as needed, including but not limited to: assisting with usage data maintenance, social media maintenance, outreach roster/listserv maintenance, program drive maintenance, program resource maintenance, and providing support to program professional staff, as needed

Important Note: This is NOT a tutoring position. If you are interested in applying to be a tutor, we encourage you to review the New Tutor position section.

Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours/week, between the hours of 11AM-8PM, Sunday-Friday
  • Summer 2024: Must be available and in-person, June 11-August 9.
  • Fall 2024: Must be available and in-person, September 3-December 20. 

Compensation

  • All positions start at $19.53/hour

*NoteStudents may not be employed by the University more than 50% time during the fall or spring semester in any combination of titles. Students may work up to 100% time during the summer and during the winter break.

Download the Summer & Fall 2024 Program Ambassador Flyer here!

Apply

Program Ambassador Application Materials

*Note: Candidates with at least one semester of experience in the SLC Writing Program have priority consideration for these positions.

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Upcoming Review Dates: We have filled our Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 Program Ambassador cohorts. Please check back week 10 of Fall 2024 for the Spring 2025 application process.

Application Inquiries
Email: slcwritingprg@berkeley.edu

For additional information about SLC positions, visit here.

Peer Coordinator Application

Qualifications, Requirements, & Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have at least one semester of experience in the SLC Writing Program
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Proficient in using Google Suite, especially Google Documents & Sheets
  • Passion for writing and the learning process
  • Strong interest in serving the writing community at Cal
  • Strong understanding of US college writing conventions
  • Desire to grow as a writer and budding professional
  • Takes initiative and welcomes constructive feedback
  • Willingness to engage in reflective practice
  • Experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Attentive to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Team player with strong collaborative skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong creative/artistic skills
  • Proficiency in Canva and/or Photoshop

Responsibilities

  • Assist with data compilation and organization
  • Assist in creating and distributing (some) Social Media materials
  • Assist in event planning/coordination
  • Assist with daily, direct service coordination and maintenance
  • Assist in tutor recruitment and hiring, as needed
  • Assist with workshop facilitation, as needed
  • Attend team meetings and training seminars, as needed
  • Coordinate and facilitate Weekly Orientations and class announcements
  • Meet with student writers one-to-one and/or in groups, as needed
  • Provide additional support to professional staff, as needed

Requirements for Selected Candidates

  • Must be able to attend weekly training seminar
    • New Tutor: Wednesdays 5-7PM
    • Continuing Tutor*: Thursday 5-7PM
    • Advanced Tutor**: Fridays, 12-1PM
  • Must be able to commit 35-40 hours/week, primarily Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM

NoteStudents may not be employed by the University more than 50% time during the fall or spring semester in any combination of titles. Students may work up to 100% time during the summer and during the winter break.

*Continuing Tutors (CTs) have one semester of experience in the Writing Program and attend CT seminar.
**Advanced Tutors (ATs) have two or more semesters of experience in the Writing Program and attend AT seminar.

Apply

Peer Coordinator Application Materials 

  • Peer Coordinator Application (bMail log-in required)

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Upcoming review dates: We are not currently hiring for this position at this time. Please check out positions listed above if you're interested in joining the team.


Application Inquiries
Email: slcwritingprg@berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-643-9908

For additional information about SLC positions, visit here.