Apply to be a Consultant!

CSU Writing Center Consultants Fall 2019

Do you have a way with words and a desire to encourage writers? Do you value community and collaboration? In the Writing Center, we know that writing is a conversation best enjoyed over coffee and shared among peers. We’re not editors, but we’re a community of writers helping clients to find their own voices.

Apply for a consultant position for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 as we transition back to in-person operations! The application is open to graduate students and upper-division undergraduate students.
The application process includes two parts:
1.     Online application through CSU’s Handshake portal. The Handshake job number is 4639101. This application is required for CSU records and to expedite background checks required of all CSU Employees
2.     Supporting documents to be submitted via Handshake OR to Leslie Davis (
  • Resume, cover letter, and writing sample (see below for details)
  • Availability for fall 2021
  • Statement of Agreement of CSU Writing Center Policies and Procedures
  • Availability to attend our Orientation weekend during the first week of classes
  • Open schedule during our weekly professional development training (typically occur from 9-10am on Wednesdays)
Position Description: CSU Writing Center Consultant
The CSU Writing Center annually holds over 5,000 consultations with diverse writers from all disciplines. Writing Center consultants are members of a vibrant community of writers as they work, one-on-one, with students, faculty and community members on writing projects that range from first-year composition essays, to graduate-level theses and dissertations, to job application materials.

Required qualifications:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as an upper-division or graduate student for the 2021/22 academic year. (Please note: If you are a graduate student with another position on campus, you will need to seek permission from the Graduate School if your total working hours will exceed 20 hours/week)
  • Applicants must be available for a minimum of four hours per week and may work a maximum of eighteen hours per week.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Work Study award through the Office of Financial Aid
Position Responsibilities:
  • Work, one-on-one, with writers in face-to-face consultations, online video conferencing, and online draft responses.
  • Participate in all required, paid professional development meetings every Wednesday morning at 9am.
  • Ensure completion of all required consultation records (client report forms in our on-line appointment system, post-consultation client reflection forms, etc.).
  • Adhere to CSU Writing Center policies and procedures and represent the CSU Writing Center in professional and supportive manner in both person and in written correspondence.
  • Contribute to a community of writers by maintaining working schedule without tardiness or excessive absence.
  • Conduct related research and special projects as requested by Writing Center directors.
Salary & Benefits
  • Consultants will be paid $13/hr
  • Benefit Information: Employee Benefit information can be found on the HRS Website,
Job Location
  • While consultations take place both online and in-person, all Writing Center operations take place on campus either in our main location, Eddy Hall room 23, or in the Morgan Library.
To Apply:
Submit your availability, statement of agreement, and the following supporting documents via Handshake (job #4639101). If you are not able to register for a Handshake account, email these documents as a single PDF to :
A 1-2 page cover letter that addresses:
  • Why you are interested in the writing center consultation position;
  • Any experiences you’ve had in tutoring positions or other positions that would prepare you for work in a writing center
A resume:
  • Including phone numbers/email addresses of two references (please briefly explain their relationship—e.g., professor, supervisor, etc.).
A 2-4 page writing sample:
  • From an upper-division course, that represents your writing skills. Your writing sample may be a single essay, an excerpt from a longer writing project, or several short pieces (e.g., lab reports).
A 1-page discussion of your submitted writing sample:
  • What do you consider its strengths and/or weaknesses? Why?
Your supporting documents should be combined as a single PDF by midnight MST May 3rd.
Colorado State University may conduct background checks on all final candidates.
Send any questions to the CSU Writing Center Associate Director, Leslie Davis (
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