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Interested in working at the Writing Center? We’d love to talk! The student positions we hire for are Writing Consultant and Front Desk Assistant. Please review the information below that outlines the requirements and expectations for both positions. If you want to apply, visit the and look for the Tutor or Administrative Assistant posting with the Writing Center label!

If you are interested in part- or full-time staff positions with the Writing Center, please refer to as well for any openings we may have.

Any questions can be directed to Susan Edele (sedele@lindenwood.edu).

Writing Consultant

As a Writing Consultant, you will be working with students of varying ages, skill levels, and cultural backgrounds on their assignments and projects. After completing a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-based training module, you will be qualified to assist and give students feedback on grammar, organization, formatting, clarity, and other topics through face-to-face sessions, over email, and/or via video call. Writing Consultants assist with a variety of writing—not just academic essays. For a more detailed list of the types of submissions we see and the services we offer, please refer to our Writing Center Services page.

A position in the Writing Center isn’t just for English majors! Anyone with a strong grasp on composition and a willingness to learn can gain insightful and universally applicable skills from their time as a Writing Consultant. You’ll practice power skills like communication and empathy with your clients, as well as hard skills like technology proficiency, clerical management skills, and project management skills—all real experience and real success.

Our required qualifications for a Writing Consultant are as follows:

  • Completed ENGL-17000 Composition II with a B or higher
  • Demonstrate proficiency with English grammar and syntax
  • Understand differences in the major format styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, AMA)
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Office 365 applications (Word, Teams)
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients, as well as with care and empathy
  • Communicate effectively in multiple modalities (verbally, email communication, video call)
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills

While not required to qualify for a Writing Center position, the following list covers knowledge, skills, and abilities that will aid in being successful as a Writing Consultant:

  • Punctual and responsible – arrive to shifts on time and inform someone as soon as possible when running late or sick
  • Cultural awareness when working with diverse clients
  • Flexibility with a workload that varies throughout the semester (busier during midterms and finals)
  • Comfortable with digital feedback
  • Understanding of being a lifelong learner – demonstrate a willingness to learn and the ability to ask for help
  • Time management – ask for assistance if busy, offer assistance if not, supplement downtime with projects
  • Research proficiency – know how to look up information quickly (finding a citation template, paper format sample)

Administrative Assistant (Front Desk Management)

As the Administrative Assistant in the Writing Center, you'll be our face and representative for visitors, often being the first and last person they talk to. During your shift, you'll be greeting people and answering their questions, including assisting them with technology or making appointments, in-person and occasionally on the phone.

The Administrative Assistant, in order to be able to assist clientele and coworkers, will review materials to be familiar with (but not perform) the jobs of the Writing Consultants. This will also aid in managing walk-in clients amid consultant openings. Smaller tasks fall under your jurisdiction as well such as cleaning the tables and break area, stocking the candy bowl, tracking supplies, and curating social media posts.

These desk duties keep the office running smoothly, and their continued practice help you gain clerical experience, communication skills, and management skills that can be carried forward to many business sectors—all real experience and real success.

Our required qualifications for the Writing Center’s Administrative Assistant are as follows:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with computers and general technology
  • Demonstrate proficiency with and knowledge of Office 365 applications
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients, as well as with care and empathy
  • Communicate effectively in multiple modalities (verbally, email communication, phone call)
  • Demonstrate a proactive and attentive attitude with clients and consultants

While not required to qualify for a Writing Center position, the following list covers knowledge, skills, and abilities that will aid in being successful as the Writing Center’s Administrative Assistant:

  • Punctual and responsible – arrive to shifts on time and inform someone as soon as possible when running late or sick
  • Cultural awareness when working with diverse clients
  • Availability during busy times during the semester such as midterms, ideally 4-5 days per week
  • Flexibility with a workload that varies through the semester (busier during midterms and finals)
  • Time management – ask for assistance if busy, offer assistance if not, supplement downtime with the office’s weekly task sheet
  • Research proficiency – know how to look up information quickly (finding a citation template, paper format sample)
  • Awareness or knowledge of other LU tutor and support services