Become a Writing Consultant

Writing is a tool that can change societal structures or reinforce them. Unwittingly, writing centers across the country have often functioned as gatekeepers of “correct” language to buttress institutional racism in higher education. It is time for this to end.

At UNCA’s Writing Center, we believe Black writing matters. We also believe Asian writing matters, Native American writing matters, Hispanic writing matters, queer writing matters, immigrant writing matters—our voices and our ability to communicate effectively matters.

Apply to work in the Writing Center, and join us as we break down the gates we have been charged with keeping, so we can ensure that all students have the tools they need to make the world a better place.

Job Description: Writing Consultants meet one-on-one with student writers from across campus to provide critical, constructive feedback on writing projects. Consultants work collaboratively with writers at any stage of a student’s writing process, including idea generation, finding and evaluating sources, and revising drafts. Consultants are expected to be peer leaders interested in the personal and professional development of themselves and others.

Available Positions: The Writing Center will hire again in November 2021.

Application Requirements: Applicants must have completed at least one semester at UNC Asheville; visited the Writing Center one or more times; be able to complete a one-credit tutor training course; be able to commit at least four semesters of work.

To apply, please email the following three documents as MS Word or PDF files to the University Writing Center at

  1. A resumé
  2. A 3-10 page academic writing sample
  3. A cover letter describing your interest in becoming a writing consultant