How to Apply

We look for new tutors and mentors to join our writing community on a semester basis. Spring hiring begins in the previous Fall, and Fall hiring begins in the previous Spring. Applicants should feel comfortable discussing writing at all stages -- from brainstorming, to drafting, to revising, to editing. We are looking for applicants who are active learners and have a clear sense of their own process as thinkers and writers. Applicants should show strong writing skills along with a passion for working with other students.

If you have worked for us before and would like to return, we would love to have you! If it has been less than two semesters since you held a position in the Writing Workshop, please contact Ford Fellow Isabel Steckel at If it has been two or more semesters since you last worked for us, please fill out a new application using the link below.

Applications, including documents, will be collected via Google Forms. In order to access the form, you must be signed in to a Google account. If you are not signed in using a Google account, you will not be able to complete the application.

A complete application includes:

  • JOB RANKING: You will be asked to indicate what job positions you would like to be hired for. While we will do our best to honor your preferences, we cannot guarantee that a new employee will receive their first choice position. Before filling out your application, please read the job descriptions here.
  • REFERENCES: You will be asked to list the names of 2-3 faculty members who can comment on your writing and academic ability. No letters are required now. We will get in touch with your references if we need information.
  • TRANSCRIPT: You will be asked to upload your most recent academic transcript. You are welcome to obtain an official transcript from the University, but a screenshot of your unofficial transcript is acceptable. You can find your unofficial transcript by navigating to your “Academic History” through your WesPortal.
  • WRITING SAMPLES: You will be asked to upload two (2) separate writing samples. We prefer strongly to see writing samples with grades and professor feedback, but your proudest ungraded material is acceptable as well.

Please fill out the application here by Thursday, April 11th at 5PM. You will be notified via email if we would like to schedule an interview with you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ford Fellow Isabel Steckel at There is no need to email the Ford Fellow to confirm the receipt of your application or inquire about receiving an interview.