Writing Coach and Career Services Advisor

Charlottesville, VA
Jul 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Writing Coach and Career Services Advisor

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-14-2017

Posting Summary:
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is hiring a Writing Coach and Career Services Advisor. This position will be responsible for serving as the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy's writing instructor as well as working in the Career Services office to support Batten undergraduate and graduate students in preparing materials for their internship, job, or graduate school search. This position will have dual reporting to the Director of Academic Programs and the Director of Career Services.

Academic Affairs responsibilities for the position include teaching 3 sections of PPOL 3001, holding office hours for writing consultation, providing writing workshops during Pre-Batten and throughout the year and serving as a resource to faculty teaching writing intensive courses.
Career Services responsibilities for the position include editing applications for internships, jobs, and graduate school, as well as working with students to craft personal statements and professional bios and review job application materials (e.g., cover letters, resumes).

This is a 10-month position (with fringe benefits) that offers an August to May work schedule. The position will be on leave without pay during June and July.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to interact with students and colleagues.
Outstanding customer service skills with both students and faculty.
Problem solving skills
Superior oral and written communication skills to accurately and precisely convey information
Self-motivated and directed
Strong project management skills
Support School in assigned project based work
High degree of comfort with technology and ability to learn new systems and platforms quickly
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Ability to multi-task on a daily basis.
Demonstrated discretion with confidential and sensitive information and matters.

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