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Student Assistants (Up to 4 Positions) - Student Affairs - Writing Centre - Student Experience Hub

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Student Affairs - Writing Centre - Student Experience Hub
Student Assistants (Up to 4 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Up to 15 hours per week

$13.70 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023

The Writing Centre is looking for Student Assistants to work 0-15 hours per week during the 2022-23 school year, with time off during exam periods. Shifts may include weekend or evening hours and both online and in-person tutoring. We are interested in students with strong writing skills and a passion for writing, and also students from a range of disciplines, including business, engineering, the arts, and the sciences. Experience working with additional language learners is an asset.


Writing Centre Student Assistants primarily work one-on-one with undergraduate students from all disciplines, supporting them in their writing and research. Other duties may include the following:

  • Class visits, online or in-person, to promote the Writing Centre
  • Administrative tasks
  • Special writing initiatives

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, courses designated as writing intensive
  • Applicants should also be in good academic standing at the time of applying and during their tenure as Student Assistant


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

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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.