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Peer Writing Consultant – J. Dunham [work study]

  • Work-Study (AULA)
  • Remote

Antioch University Los Angeles

Start Date: 7/1/2024
End Date: 6/30/2024
Number of Positions: 4-6 openings; rehires and new hires
Hours per Week: 10hrs per person, 4-6 open positions
Weekends Required: Eve or weekend
Evenings Required: Eve or weekend

Supervisor: John Dunham

Alternate Supervisor: Kat Bell

This position allows for remote work Yes/No: Yes

Percentage of time that could be remote (0-100%): 100% – responding to writing in writing, virtual meetings, and asynchronous shared projects

Method to assess remote work: Respond to student writing in ethical, supportive, and timely fashion, and contribute in meetings and projects. All responses collected and organized in Submittable for review as needed.

Job Description

  • Must be currently enrolled in an Antioch Masters or Doctoral program with an available Federal Work-Study award
  • About the Virtual Writing Center:
  • VWC Main Website: https://libguides.antioch.edu/virtualwritingcenter
  • VWC Mission and Philosophy: https://libguides.antioch.edu/virtualwritingcenter/mission
  • VWC Current Staff: https://libguides.antioch.edu/virtualwritingcenter/staff
  • Peer Writing Consultants work with Antioch’s Virtual Writing Center to provide written feedback on writing.
  • VWC Peer Consultants are primarily responsible for reviewing and responding to student writing submissions (6-10hrs).
  • Peer Consultants monitor the virtual queue for writing submissions and live session requests, responding to work in a timely fashion starting with the oldest submissions.
  • Consultants provide feedback in written responses and embedded comments in papers.
  • The feedback is based on a hierarchy of needs: first, alignment with the assignment; second, higher order concerns such as organization, information development, and thesis; third, suggestions for lower order concerns such as grammar and syntax.
  • Consultants will also confer with the VWC Director regularly.
  • Consultants’ secondary responsibilities are attending monthly group professional development meetings and one-on-one check-in meetings; reading and reviewing related resources; and engaging in collaboration with other consultants (2-4hrs).
  • Most consultants also engage in ancillary work related to resource development and writing, such as the VWC newsletter or other special projects.


  • VWC Consultants must have a strong proficiency in writing and facility with online communication.
  • Consultants should be effective collaborators and communicators interested in supporting other AU students’ growth as writers.
  • Consultants should also be interested in contributing to ongoing conversation and improvement of composition/writing center theory and practices.
  • As nearly all VWC work is virtual, consultants must have a strong self-directed work ethic and be able to regularly schedule and fulfill their VWC responsibilities.
  • Prior tutoring experience, academic consultation, or peer support work is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong presentation and resume-writing skills are a significant plus.
  • Most importantly, we seek individuals who are reflective and collaborative, able to accept and utilize feedback, and eager to grow and develop their own skills.

How to Apply: Email John Dunham with a cover email discussing your interest in supporting other students’ writing, a resume of relevant experience, and an example of your own academic writing

Email: [email protected]

Position Type: Work Study

Department: Virtual Writing Center

To apply for this job email your details to jdunham@antioch.edu

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