Cooperative Learning Center Writing Coordinator

Seaside, California
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Cooperative Learning Center Writing Coordinator

(Student Services Professional II 10-Month)

This is a regular, part-time (20 hour per week) position paid on a 10/12 month pay plan (10 months of work paid over a 12-month period).


Apply Today!  Open until filled.  The Priority Screening Begins on Monday, May 22, 2017


Under the general supervision of the Director of the Tutorial Services, the Writing Coordinator provides CSUMB students with tutorial services and assists in tutorial program development and expansion.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Tutor hiring, training, and evaluation.  In collaboration with faculty and Cooperative Learning Center (CLC) staff, recruits from qualified tutors, and hires, trains and evaluates face-to-face, online and writing-studio tutors, in compliance with the unit 11 CBA. Collaborates with CLC staff in coordinating, developing and facilitating tutor training.  Conducts biweekly subject specific tutor training. 
  2. Program planning and development.  Applies expertise in specialty and understanding of institutional needs based on changes to curriculum and student population as well as data analysis to make recommendations program development.  Works in collaboration with CLC director, coordinators and support staff, to plan and implement program changes and evaluation.  Keeps abreast of changing research and practice in writing pedagogy and tutoring and introduces and evaluates promising practices, through interaction with national professional networks, including attending and participating in conferences and seminars that enhance CLC.
  3. Interaction with faculty and other campus constituents.  Promotes close faculty-tutor collaboration.  Promotes CLC through outreach efforts.  Assists in the writing/documentation of proposals and content for use in a diverse environment. Works closely with departments and centers to develop and provide writing tutoring support needed across the curriculum.  Communicates effectively with administrators.
  4. Administrative and budgetary duties. Plans and coordinates calendar of services. Establishes schedules for tutors, monitoring expenses to stay within budget allocations; makes budget requests as needed. Ensures that levels of staffing are consistent with student demand, monitors usage to adjust schedules as needed, ensuring optimal use of available tutor hours. Verifies hours worked by tutors.

Other Functions:

  1. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
  2. Will be required to work some evening and weekend hours.


Knowledge: Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the Cooperative Learning Center. General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management.  General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.

Skills:  Proficient in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets and database software, and Google mail and calendaring programs.

Ability to: Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvement; obtain factual and interpretative information through interview; reason logically, collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSUMB administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions, and programs of the campus to which assigned. 

Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas. Ability to present clear and concise information orally and in written reports as part of the project evaluation processes.  Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and adhere to deadlines.  Ability to contribute to a team effort to accomplish program goals and objectives.


Experience:  Possession of this knowledge and ability is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

Education:  Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job‑ related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Master’s degree in a job-related field.  Two years of professional experience in areas related to college advising and/or retention. 


  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUMB.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time and requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required


The salary range is $1,625 - $2,285 per month, with an anticipated hiring salary range at entry level.   CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R04.  The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


Week of June 5 - Interviews via Skype                                                                                                               

Week of June 19 - On-Campus Interviews              


For full consideration, submit the required documents by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above.  For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389.  For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). 

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to:  Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.





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