Graduate Writing Support Coordinator

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Graduate Writing Support Coordinator

Union Level:
Department: Provost
Campus: Sacramento
Posting Number: 201301297P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule: While the work of the Graduate Writing Support Coordinator will not exceed 40 hours per week, flexible hours (to include occasional evening or weekend times) may be necessary to meet the demands of students. Must be able to commute between the San Francisco, Stockton, and Sacramento campus as needed.
Position End Date:
Open Date: 03/15/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

Primary Purpose:
Projected to be based on the Sacramento campus, the Graduate Writing Support Coordinator (GWSC) will provide targeted support for developing graduate student writers. Guidance will emphasize the skills necessary for program and professional success in the areas of thesis and dissertation writing, grant-writing, presentations, posters, abstracts, and other forms of publishable works. Serving students in all graduate programs on all three Pacific campuses, efforts will also include help with time management and early stages of writing (e.g., brainstorming), drafting, as well as assistance with research and formatting protocols. Because many graduate students are non-traditional, the GWSC will be expected to build and use a robust platform for online writing support as well as provide services outside of regular business hours. Descriptions of all the various graduate programs offered at Pacific can be found here

Essential Functions:
1. Serve as liaison between the Graduate School and the Student Writing Center to identify areas of need and ensure coordination of services.

2. Develop a Graduate Student Writing Resource Center on Sacramento campus that will serve as a hub to deliver writing support, in both face-to-face and virtual formats., inclusive of all graduate students at Pacific.

3. Network and communicate regularly with graduate program directors and faculty to tailor services and provide appropriate outreach to attract student users.

4. Develop and deliver graduate-level writing workshops, courses or course modules, websites, and other content. Such content should extend beyond the cognitive and technical aspects of academic writing to include dismantling affective/mindset barriers to scholarly identity development.

5. Provide end-of-term reports on workshop attendance and tutoring service usage; assess to continuously improve writing support operations and services.

6. Manage the thesis and dissertation submission process via ProQuest/ETD, including formatting review and troubleshooting ETD upload.

7. Engage in professional development, including attending conferences, connecting with other graduate writing programs, and maintaining familiarity with the literature regarding best practices.

8. Attend monthly Developmental Writing Department meetings in Stockton.

9. Commute and divide time, as needed, between the Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco campuses. However, the majority of time should be devoted to the Sacramento campus where the GWSC will likely be based.

10. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • One (1) year of experience in college-level writing support or teaching.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D, or Ed.D in Composition, Educational Administration, or other relevant field.
  • Experience working with graduate students.
  • Experience building digital curricula and on-line courses.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple academic programs and promoting academic support to relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to be self-directed and to problem-solve remotely are critical characteristics for this position.

    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Requires extended periods of standing and sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Regular standing, walking, climbing stairs, and reaching. Occasional bending, stooping, and lifting up to 25 pounds.

    Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
    While the work of the Graduate Writing Support Coordinator will not exceed 40 hours per week, flexible hours (to include occasional evening or weekend times) may be necessary to meet the demands of students. Must be able to commute between the San Francisco, Stockton, and Sacramento campus as needed.

    Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

    Hiring Range: Min $18.81 per hour to Mid $25.30 per hour, non-exempt

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    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/16/2018
    Application Due: 5/15/2018
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