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Student Assistant Position - The Writing Centre, Webster Academic Services

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2016
Date of Posting: 
February 11, 2016
Webster Academic Services
Student Assistant Position - The Writing Centre
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 5 to 15 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

$11.27 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 2016 – August 2017

The Writing Centre is looking for Student Assistants to work approximately 5 to 15 hours per week during the 2016-2017 school year, with time off during exam periods. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. We are interested in students with strong writing skills and a passion for writing, and also students from a range of disciplines, including business and the sciences. Second language experience is an asset.


Writing Centre Student Assistants primarily work one-on-one with undergraduate students to help them become more proficient writers and critical thinkers. Other responsibilities may include class visits to promote the Writing Centre, small administrative tasks, and other writing projects. Assistants work closely with the Writing Centre Coordinator (to whom they report), and are required to attend regularly scheduled training sessions and staff meetings throughout the year.


Preference will be given to applicants who have completed/or are in the process of completing English 101 or equivalent writing intensive courses. Applicants should also be in good academic standing at the time of applying, and during their tenure as Student Assistant.

Priority is given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a well-written cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and a reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/). Applicants who are selected for an interview will also be asked for a reference letter from a professor familiar with their writing, as well as a sample of their academic writing.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student  candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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