Coordinator of Multilingual Writing Support Services


Job ID: 24346
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3084
Department: Student Writing Center

Compensation

Classification: Student Services Professional - III
Salary Range: $4,288/month - $6,109/month
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

The Coordinator of Multilingual Writing Support Services supports San Jose State University's Student Success Plan by developing writing-focused programs that serve multilingual students, with a special focus on graduate students. Working in the University Writing Center under general supervision, the Coordinator provides direct support to multilingual graduate students while developing the University's capacity to support multilingual student writers across the disciplines.

Working closely with Writing Center staff, writing faculty, and the Office of Graduate Studies, the Coordinator of Multilingual Writing Support Services develops, implements, and assesses workshops, outreach presentations, and other services on the fundamentals of scholarly writing in different disciplines. The incumbent coordinates graduate program writing support initiatives and collaborates as a team member on delivery of general writing support services, student retention initiatives, and academic success workshops. Using metrics developed by the university, the Coordinator gathers, synthesizes, and presents student success information as it relates to multilingual student writers.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related and three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience.

A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

This position will be required to work occasional nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

-Master's or PhD in TESOL, Linguistics, Rhetoric/Composition, or directly related discipline
-Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in multilingual writing instruction and resources
-Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
-Experience working with multilingual students in a university setting
-Experience working with writers in professional graduate programs
-Experience supervising student staff

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned.
-Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
-Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues faced by multilingual students.
-Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in multilingual writing instruction and resources.
-Knowledge of differences in scholarly writing norms across the disciplines.
-Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
-Ability to make effective presentations before groups and to evaluate effectiveness in meeting stated objectives.
-Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
-Ability to analyze complex situations, to generate ideas for effective solutions, to prioritize tasks, and to implement effective courses of action.
-Demonstrated ability to use appropriate instructional technologies and databases, Google docs/drives, and Microsoft Office Suite.
-Knowledge of and ability to consistently apply FERPA regulations.
-Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed
instructions and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
-Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
-Ability to advise students individually and in groups.
-General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of the program area to which assigned.

Posting Date

November 29, 2017

Application Screening

Application Screening begins January 9, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Curriculum Vita
Letter of interest
Transcripts
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.

SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. (i.e. H1-B VISAS)

All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250

PI101820222

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