Work at the Writing Center

Tutoring at the Writing Center 

Writing Center tutors teach writing to their peers. If you enjoy writing and working with people, please apply to join the Writing Center team. The Writing Center will be hiring 4-6 new tutors to begin in Fall 2018.

The primary way tutors teach writing is through facilitating fifty-minute writing consultations, during which tutors assist their peers in all stages of the writing process. Our goals for every writing consultation are to identify a writing skill that needs improvement, teach and practice that skill, and then identify next steps for the writer’s continued improvement – all the while encouraging our writers to be confident in exercising the writing skills they already have.

In addition to working one-on-one with writers, all tutors participate in a weekly, two-hour staff meeting and complete one hour of administrative work in the Writing Center per pay period (every two weeks). Compensation is currently $13.00 per hour, and tutors receive ongoing professional development and training. Writing Center tutors are also involved in planning and facilitating writing-related, on-campus events. 

Qualified candidates will first and foremost be strong writers and compassionate humans. Candidates must be current Mount students in good academic standing and should also possess personal commitments to professionalism, timeliness, and a respect for confidentiality. Previous tutoring experience is not required, as all Writing Center tutors are trained. The Writing Center is open for student writing consultations from 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. New Writing Center tutors will choose a consistent, weekly schedule within these hours of operation and must be available to work a minimum of 7 hours per week. Compensation is $13.00 per hour.

The deadline for new tutor applications is Tuesday, April 16, 2018. To apply, please prepare and submit the following application materials: a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a graded academic essay. Applications should be submitted in hard copy and addressed to Writing Center Director Gina R. Evers.  Applications may be hand delivered to the Writing Center (Room 118 in the Dominican Center) or mailed to:

Gina R. Evers
Writing Center Director
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550

Any questions regarding the Writing Center tutor position can also be directed to Gina Evers at She welcomes conversations with any students interested in tutoring writing as they are considering whether to apply for a tutoring position.

Work-Study Positions at the Writing Center

Writing Center work-study students play an important role in the Writing Center. Students help maintain coverage of the reception desk, are responsible for contributing to the Knight Writers blog, creating bulletin boards in the Writing Center waiting area, and identifying material for the Writing Center's social media accounts. Students also assist in the maintenance of Writing Center handouts, office supplies, and technology. Work-study students also assist the staff with tasks pertaining to office operations as directed, including closing the Writing Center routinely. Work-study students are also valued for their ability to aid in event planning and working Writing Center events. 

Work-study students report to the Writing Center Coordinator and are responsible for attending an hour-long staff meeting each month. Students are asked to work a minimum of 5 hours per week, with availability to 10 hours per week for events and meetings. Regularly scheduled hours are consistent with the Writing Center hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Work-study students have excellent customer service skills and are computer literate. Strong writing skills and creativity are encouraged, but not required. Our work-study students are flexible in working both independently and as a team member.

To apply, please complete the FASFA forms and contact the office of Student Financial Services.


    Phone: (845) 569-3700

Any questions regarding the Writing Center work-study position can also be directed to Mark Cassetta at He welcomes conversations with any student interested in work-study as they are considering whether to apply for a position.