Workshop Ambassador

In an effort to continue improving outreach to students and faculty across the University, the Writing Workshop offers staff members the opportunity to apply for the position of Writing Workshop Ambassador. As Ambassadors, tutors will spend an average of one hour each week planning and coordinating outreach projects that 1) spread the word about what we do in the Writing Workshop and 2) support cultures and communities of writing on campus. At the start of the semester, each Ambassador will choose an area of focus (e.g. Events, Publicity, Class Visits/Workshops, etc.) to pursue for the following months.

In dialogue with the Ford Fellow and Assistant Director of Academic Writing, Ambassadors will create a plan for their work each semester. Below are example outlines of goals for potential areas of focus:


Publicity:

  • Maintain a vibrant, engaging, and welcoming (not to mention aesthetically pleasing!) social media presence
  • Create digital content for our website that introduces students to our services, explains how to register for an appointment, etc.
  • Design and distribute posters to publicize upcoming events
  • Table at various campus locations to recruit new hires

Events: 

  • Plan events for students enrolled in the Writing Mentor programs or connected with our other services
  • Coordinate other Workshop staff members to assist in staffing events
  • Organize info sessions to recruit new hires
  • Collaborate with RAs to hold hall events

Class Visits/Workshops:

  • Visit classes, athletics teams, and residential halls to give short informative talks about the work we do and the support we offer to students
  • Work with faculty members to hold workshops in their courses (peer reviews, writing personal statements, etc.)
  • Create content for our website and social media on various aspects of the writing process
  • Coordinate short video campaigns to share advice and support during midterms, finals, etc.