Young Writers Workshop Co-Director (Part-Time), Curry School of Education and Human Development

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-08-13
Req: R0009253
The Curry School of Education and Human Development are seeking applicants for the Young Writers Workshop (YWW) Co-Director. This position oversees the development, delivery, administration and evaluation of the YWW education program. The Co-Director is responsible for the success of the program they oversee ensuring that those programs fulfill the overall goal and organization.

The Co-Director completes duties independently including decisions that involve significant resources allocation, program direction or staff training and complex programmatic issues. Confers with co-director and then direct supervisor when faced with a task or situation beyond his/her scope of duties or expertise.

This is a part time position at 28 hours per week with the potential for full time employment in July 2020 contingent on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.


Outreach Efforts and Coordination and Website Management

  • Supervises all aspects of outreach communications, including program website, social media platforms, and alumni newsletters, ensuring the accuracy of the information.
  • Collaborates with co-director on the design of marketing materials and new program offerings.
  • Designs and posts program participant online application.
  • Maintains website functionality and leads initiatives in design, revision, and updating of all components.

Program Development and Program Administration

  • Responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of the summer program.
  • Develops the summer program curriculum, e.g., theme, genre-specific workshops and labs, electives, visiting writers.
  • Collaborates with co-director on special projects that support and add value to YWW partnerships.
  • Manages annual calendar of critical program deadlines and tracks progress.
  • Obtains and maintains inventory of both summer and year-round supplies.
  • Prepares advance summer program staff orientation materials.
  • Tracks program evaluation and incorporates student and staff suggestions for improvement.


  • Provides direct supervision for staff and wage employees. This includes communicating clear expectations, and providing training, coaching, constructive feedback and recognition when appropriate.
  • Engages in career development discussions. Carries out all required administrative duties related to supervisory role, including but not limited to approving leave and signing timesheets, setting goals and completing evaluations, and completing hiring, reward and compensation processes consistent with University and School policy and procedure.

Database Management & Reporting

  • Prepares the database application report to support summer program decisions, e.g., number of students accepted, workshop assignments, housing assignments, individual student needs, etc. Trains and supervises staff on how to use the database tool. Manages the program database.

Recruiting and Hiring

  • Develops summer residential staff position job postings.
  • Reviews summer residential staff applications.
  • Oversees the student applicant acceptance process from the review of applications to the completion of registration.
  • Supervises application review by the specific genre readers.
  • Provides in-person summer program staff orientation training.


Education: MFA or Masters of Education degree required


  • At least 5 years of experience as either a secondary English teacher or college English instructor, and/or in an arts education position in which instruction and/or instructional design was a component.
  • Experience working in a Creative Writing workshop for adolescents is preferred.
  • Knowledge of educational website design is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The academic year is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive us of desktop computers. The summer program requires more extensive walking between buildings and up stairs to supervise staff in their instructional environments.

Anticipated hiring range is $58,240 - $70,714 annualized. At 28 hours a week the anticipated hiring range equals $40,768 - $49,504. Salary is commensurate with experience and contingent on University-approved pay ranges.

For questions about the position, please contact Margo Figgins, Faculty, at For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at


Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘Young Writers Workshop Co-Director'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ‘Young Writers Workshop Co-Director'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 8/14/2019
Application Due: 8/28/2019
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