PrincetonWrites UAF 2017

Position: University Administrative Fellow (UAF), Princeton Writes

Reporting to: John Weeren, Director, Princeton Writes

Start date: September 18, 2017

End date: January 26, 2018


Princeton Writes seeks applications for the University Administrative Fellows (UAF) program. Applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume via email to John Weeren ( by July 1, 2017.

About Princeton Writes:

Princeton Writes was established in 2013 under the leadership of John Weeren, former assistant to and speechwriter for now President Emerita Shirley M. Tilghman, with the goal of enhancing the practical communication skills of Princeton University employees and students. Operating under the aegis of the Office of Human Resources and located in Dillon Court East, this innovative program provides a wide range of general and customized resources for those who wish to strengthen their command of the written and spoken word.


Princeton Writes is committed to helping employees and students develop their practical communication skills in a number of ways – through regularly scheduled and customized classes, through one-on-one tutorials, through campus writing and speaking groups, and through special activities that encourage and recognize excellence.

Learning Objectives:

The UAF will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director to plan a communications symposium for spring 2018 and will be responsible for helping to develop programming and promotion for the event.

The UAF will also participate in campus writing and public speaking groups sponsored by Princeton Writes and will create support materials and web-based resources for these groups. In addition, the UAF will write blog posts and assist with administrative tasks in support of our classes, which cover everything from email etiquette to storytelling.

Above all, the UAF will have the opportunity to become familiar with and help shape the future of an innovative writing center that focuses on the many non-academic needs of staff and students.



Strong writing and verbal skills

Strong organizational skills

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

A strong interest in non-academic writing and public speaking