The Assistant Director/Writing Services develops and manages a suite of writing-related services including face-to-face and online tutoring, read-ahead tutoring, and tutoring in Spanish. This person takes primary responsibility for recruiting, hiring, developing and evaluating a group of approximately 20 graduate and 25 undergraduate students who work in these programs. The incumbent also oversees daily operations for these programs, making work schedules, establishing policies and procedures, designing instructional materials, and so forth. The AD/Writing Services also develops and manages a program of in-class workshops addressing topics related to writing and to general academic skills.
The AD/Writing Services serves as a member of the Writing-Intensive Course Committee, and in that capacity reviews proposals for w-courses submitted by faculty and departments. The AD also supports faculty who teach in the w-course program, providing workshops and individual consultations related to teaching writing.
The AD serves as a resource for university-wide-projects where expertise in writing, writing development, writing instruction are required. In this capacity, the incumbent serves on committees and project teams outside of the SSC and contributes to efforts to improve writing practices and pedagogies at the university. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Masters degree in Composition/Rhetoric, English, Education or a related field with 2 years related experience; at least one year of experience working in a writing center; at least one year of experience teaching at the college level. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated ability to develop or coordinate academic programs
* Familiarity with current research related to writing, writing instruction, and writing development.
* Ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate student workers
* Demonstrated excellence in academic writing and oral communication.
* Demonstrated interpersonal and client service skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
* PhD or current candidacy with significant work towards degree.
* Experience working in writing program administration (in a writing center, in a first-year composition program, in a WAC/WID program)
* Experience with faculty/teacher development
* Experience with event planning, social networking and/or marketing
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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