Writing Center Coordinator

Aug 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Writing Center Coordinator
School of Arts and Humanities

St. Edward's University invites applications for a full-time staff position as Writing Center Coordinator for 2017-2018. Position will end September 1, 2018.

Work under the direction of the Writing Center Director and School Dean to coordinate the delivery of writing center services to students and faculty, chiefly by administering and providing online asynchronous writing support for students. Other related duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Administer and perform the Writing Center's asynchronous online services, chiefly by reviewing and responding to students' in-process submissions in a timely manner, as well as by handling online Q&A.
• Contribute usage and visit data and analysis to monthly, end-of-semester, and yearly reports.
• Develop, curate, organize, and promote the use of online writing resources, including handouts, videos, infographics, presentations, and LMS content.

• Articulate the Writing Center's work and services to the university community; prepare and distribute promotional materials; represent the Writing Center on social media and in posts on the Writing Center blog and university newsletters.
• Communicate with Writing Center consultants about university activities, events, and issues that affect and inform Writing Center work; liaise between Writing Center Director and Writing Center consultants.
• Liaise between the Writing Center and campus programs and offices (e.g., Munday Library, Faculty Resource Center, Office of Career and Professional Development, Digital Literacy Lab, Academic Counseling and Exploration) and develop collaborative initiatives with these offices.
• Manage the Writing Center email account.
• Refer students to other campus services and offices as appropriate.

Required Qualifications and Skills
• Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or a closely related discipline.
• Current knowledge of writing center theory and pedagogy.
• Experience working in a writing center, particularly in a liberal arts university.
• Experience with online writing instruction or online writing center work.
• Experience teaching writing at the college level.
• Experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., first-generation students, nontraditional students, students with learning disabilities, veterans, international students, graduate students).
• Enthusiasm for supporting writing across disciplines and media.
• Experience with digital workflows; experience working in digitally mediated environments, including markup and commenting on texts in Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader/Acrobat.
• Superior written and oral communication skills.
• High level of collaboration and flexibility; ability to shift priorities when needed.
• Ability to work independently and to maintain a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application online at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and a contact list of three references.
Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled.
NO PHONE CALLS. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

A brief summary of Benefits can be found here.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.