Director of the Center for Writing and Dissertation Excellence

Location
Oakland, CA
Posted
Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Oakland, CA
Full time
R0001330

Job Description:

Saybrook University is seeking a fulltime Director of the Center for Writing and Dissertation Excellence to join its team.

Under the direction of the Provost, the Director is responsible for developing a new, at-a-distance writing center which will provide academic writing tutoring services to graduate students. This will include the employment, training and management of adjunct faculty and peer tutors. The new writing center will be generally overseen by the Department of Research and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Development of the Center policies and processes
  • Administrative duties
  • Interview, hire, train and supervise adjunct faculty and graduate tutors
  • Meet regularly with students, faculty and tutors
  • Outreach to students and faculty
  • Implementation and teaching of writing courses and workshops
  • Work within CANVAS course shells
  • Demonstrating professional development including innovations and changes within the field
  • Engaging in distance learning instruction
  • Flexibility in teaching a variety of students
  • Demonstrating strong computer competency
  • Engaging in collaborate activities with graduate admissions, practitioners, curriculum and program development


Position Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Value Statement (Potential candidates will review Saybrook Universities' Mission and summarize how their individual values relate to the goals of the university).


Position Qualifications:
  • Masters or Doctoral degree, ideally in the areas of English, composition, research, or Library Science, however, strong candidates from other fields with experience will be considered.
  • Experience developing or working in a writing center
  • Experience in an administrative position
  • Experience in training and supervising of faculty and peer tutors
  • Professional activities relevant to writing center leadership and administration
  • Expertise in APD formatting
  • Experience in teaching at a distance
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan and prioritize tasks/projects
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff and students
  • Passionate about improving writing resources and educational instruction
  • ESL teaching experience is a plus


Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA),

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Saybrook University:

Saybrook University was founded over 40 years ago by some of the greatest minds of the 20th century and continues to inspire a new generation of innovators. A non-profit regionally accredited university known for its commitment to humanistic studies and rigorous research, Saybrook University's academic model puts the student at the center of everything we do to provide a unique, transformational, learning experience. Saybrook offers advanced degrees in organizational systems, psychology, mind-body medicine, and counseling, all in flexible learning formats to help students continue to be active contributors to the fields they work in while they advance their education. Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities.

For more information, visit www.saybrook.edu.

Saybrook University offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

Saybrook University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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