Writing Center Coordinator/English Instructor

Location
Gillette, Wyoming
Posted
Jun 01, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Community College

Job Summary:
The Writing Center Coordinator connects students in need of academic support and tutoring with peer and professional tutoring staff. To this end, the Coordinator is responsible for publicizing tutoring services around campus, hiring, training and managing tutoring staff, and making additional tutoring services available as needed.  The Coordinator will also teach up to 12 credits of Composition or other ENGL courses per academic year and be an integral part of the English department.

Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Develop Writing Center schedule and provide staffing that support student needs for fall, spring and summer semesters.
  • Assist students with writing assignments in all subject areas.
  • Train and supervise peer-tutors.
  • Facilitate use and reporting from college approved software program.
  • Work with faculty to understand their assignment and testing expectations and timelines, and predict times of heavy traffic in the Writing Center.
  • Collaborate with faculty to promote use of the Writing Center.
  • Visit classrooms to promote the Writing Center.
  • Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore use of new technologies.
  • Display exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Engage colleagues and the community in the college culture. 
  • Engage in on-going professional development and scholarly activity.  
  • Engage in Writing Across the Curriculum/Intensive Writing initiatives.

Skills and Abilities Required by the Position: The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for student-centered learning and student engagement in the tutoring center and classroom
  • Plan, develop and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist student learning
  • Ability to understand writing requirements for a variety of disciplines

Minimum Qualifications including education, experience, required:

  • Master’s degree in English or Master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in English.
  • Working experience in a tutoring/academic enrichment or teaching position preferred
  • Membership in a professional tutoring association preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Office work environment; schedule determined by student needs which could include some evenings and/or weekend hours
  • Ability to move around campus as required to perform the functions of the position

Employee Benefits:

  • Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid;  .25% employee paid)
  • Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
  • 20 days paid annual leave
  • Four days per year paid personal leave
  • 16 paid holidays per year
  • Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
  • Employee and family tuition waivers
  • Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
  • Free easy-access parking
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Onsite fitness center 
  • Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
  • Professional development

About NWCCD:

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.

Apply online at:  https://jobs.sheridan.edu