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Asst Director of Extracurricular Programming - Young Writers

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Working Title: Asst Director of Extracurricular Programming - Young Writers

Position Type: Hourly Wage

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Lynchburg

Posting Date: 11-28-2018

Posting Summary:
The Young Writers Workshop of the University of Virginia, established in 1982 as the nation's flagship program for teenage writers, is in its fourth decade of bringing together a community of writers from across the country and beyond its borders with a common purpose: to create a supportive, non-competitive environment where writers in grades 9-12 can live and work together as artists.

Sponsored by the Curry School of Education, the YWW is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Extracurricular Programming (ADEP) to staff its summer program for aspiring teenage writers located on the campus of Sweet Briar College. The ADEP coordinates extracurricular events and calendars with the Residential Program Director for the YWW. The ADEP is also responsible for: developing the annual theme for the YWW Student Guidebook and theme related activities; managing student rosters for extracurricular programs; overseeing program publications and products; collaborating with the administrative team on daily tasks; conducting weekly workshop, lab, and elective observations; and facilitating the program opening and closing ceremonies.

Applicants must have: a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.), at least one year of teaching in high school or college; and at least two years of admin and/or teaching experience in a writing program; knowledge of writing pedagogy and genre specific forms; an understanding and application of the creative process to learning and written expression; effective oral and written communication; at least one year of supervising adolescents as a teacher or counselor in an academic or extracurricular day, weekend, or residential program; a valid driver's license; knowledge of basic word processing and computer programs; and electronic database experience.

Preferences include: Master of Teaching (MT), Master of Education (M.Ed.), or Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in English, Humanities, or Creative Writing; post-master's degree graduate hours in creative writing and/or teaching creative writing; at least one year teaching in and or administrating creative writing and or performing arts programs; the ability to work collaboratively on a team; two or more years of experience supervising adolescents as a teacher or counselor in an academic or extracurricular day, weekend, or residential program; a provisional or professional teaching certificate in English or one of the Performing arts (drama, dance, music);CPR Training and First Aid Certification.

The Assistant Director for Extracurricular Programming position is for 6 weeks during the summer, June 17 -July 28, 2019. Position works in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

To apply: attach a cover letter, Resume/CV, Statement of Interest in writing, teaching young writers, and the importance of extracurricular arts programming that supports the development of young writers in the creative writing genres (Writing Sample 1); and a 5-7 page sample of original materials for what an extracurricular program might consist of to amplify or supplement adolescent interests in fiction, poetry, scriptwriting, songwriting, graphic text & creative nonfiction (Writing Sample 2).

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Positions work in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of writing pedagogy and genre specific forms is required. An understanding and application of the creative process to learning and written expression is also required. Effective oral and written communication is required.

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Posted: 11/29/2018
Application Due: 1/28/2019
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