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UWC hiring two full-time staff positions

The University Writing Center is currently hiring two full-time writing consultant staff positions. Diverse and underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply. 
The Writing Consultant I is an entry-level staff position. For more details, read the following position description:

The University Writing Center is seeking a Writing Consultant I who will be responsible for consulting face-to-face or online with students in the Writing Center about writing and public speaking; maintaining records of consultations; presenting at events and workshops; attending training and staff meetings; and assisting with reception as needed. The Writing Consultant I will serve as a team leader; will assist with training consultants; and will develop materials used in teaching, consulting, or marketing. In addition, the Writing Consultant I will serve as a night and weekend supervisor as needed and will cross train and communicate with other staff members to maintain business continuity and promote a team environment. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above.
The second post, a Writing Consultant III, specifically asks for ESL/ELL qualifications. For more details, read the following position description:
The University Writing Center (UWC) is seeking a Writing Consultant III who will be responsible for providing advanced consultations and tutoring for students and other UWC clients. This position will assist and support English Language Learners through developing, assessing, and implementing programs and services as well as provide training of writing/speaking consultants, and one-on-one tutoring online and face-to-face. This individual will represent our office at University and off-campus conferences and events. We are looking for a creative individual to create teaching materials such as handouts, podcasts, or videos and to work with the writing center team to provide quality assistance in writing and public speaking to a large and diverse student body at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills and enjoys helping students, specifically ESL students, on their writing, speaking and audio/video skills. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above.
Moving expenses may be covered for both positions. Both positions will remain open until filled.
Interested applicants can also send specific questions about either position to Nancy Vazquez, the UWC director: nvazquez@tamu.edu.
Apply to the Writing Consultant I position: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Writing-Consultant-I_R-041744

Apply to the Writing Consultant III position: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Writing-Consultant-III_R-041696

Daniel Mueller joins UWC staff

The University Writing Center is excited to announce that Daniel Mueller has joined the UWC's full-time staff as a Writing Consultant I. 

Mueller previously worked at the UWC as an undergraduate peer consultant while earning his BA in English with a minor in Film Studies. As a consultant, he tutored in our graduate DATA program and served as an undergraduate team leader.

After graduating in 2018, he worked as a tutor for Huntington Learning Center in Cypress, Texas where he was quickly promoted to managing director. At Huntington, he was responsible for planning the tutoring curriculum for each client and oversaw all of the center’s day-to-day operations, including tutor training.

The UWC welcomes his managerial experience, and his knowledge of the UWC make him an excellent addition to our staff. 

Florence Davies promoted to Assistant Director

We are delighted to announce that Florence Davies has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of the University Writing Center. Flo has been part of the UWC's full-time staff for 8 years, having previously been a peer writing/speaking consultant while earning her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M. Flo also has a masters degree in creative writing from Stony Brook University. Her creative writing background has been evident in her work at the UWC, where she founded and directed the center's Black Box Writers Residency, a program to develop undergraduate creative writers at Texas A&M. That program was a precursor to another program Flo currently helps manage, the Aggie Creative Collective, which nurtures talented undergraduate writers and visual artists. In her new role, Flo will assist the center's director and executive director, while continuing to develop and lead the center's tutor training and supervising the graduate student team leaders. She will also continue to oversee the UWC's media and marketing efforts. Congratulations, Flo! 

Submit your video for feedback!

Aggies can now submit video projects to the UWC for feedback. 

To submit a video, you'll need to select the Online Video Submission option when you make an appointment. Then, fill out the entry survey, indicating what concerns you have about the project and any other relevant information, such as whether its for a specific class and if you were given any specific instructions. Finally, include a link to the video via YouTube or Google Drive. 

If you're making the appointment before the video itself is done, you can include a link to any short video as a placeholder. Just remember to swap that out for your video before the date and time of your appointment! 

While any kind of video projects are welcome, this option might be especially useful for students who are about to give a presentation and want feedback on their practice session but can't come to the UWC in person. Just record yourself rehearsing the presentation and tell us in the entry survey who your intended audience is. The UWC consultant who reviews your submission will offer feedback on whatever you're concerned about including pacing, delivery, and transitions.

We hope this new type of appointment will encourage more students to use our services for even more kinds of communication projects.  

So, send us your videos, Aggies! 
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