Director of QEP & Writing Center

Employer
Livingstone College
Location
Salisbury, NC, US
Closing date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position

Director of QEP & Writing Center 

Division:

Division of Academic Affairs

Department:

Student Success Center 

Reports to:

Vice President for Academic Affair / Director of the Success Center

Position Summary

 

Livingstone College seeks a Director of both the QEP and campus 

Writing Center. This is a combined role/position. Under the direction of 

the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the QEP Director provides 

leadership and direction to faculty, staff, and students to facilitate 

Livingstone College’s “Write for Life”: Improving Student Writing 

through Writing in the Disciplines QEP with a focus on clarity, 

coherence, and context. The QEP Director will ensure that 

transformative learning takes place campus-wide as a result of 

the institution’s new QEP initiative. The QEP Director is responsible for 

monitoring the QEP’s progress and managing the documentation and 

reporting requirements of the institution’s accrediting body, SACSCOC.  

The QEP Director must have an uncanny ability to work with 

administration, faculty, staff, and students to ensure the successful 

implementation of the QEP. 

 

The Writing Center is intimately tied to the success of the campus-wide 

“Write for Life” QEP. Therefore, the Director of the Writing Center 

directs the day-to-day management of the campus Writing Center in an 

efficient manner providing tutoring services for academic writing to 

students. The Director of the Writing Center works in concert with all 

centers operating within Academic Support Services; provides training 

for peer tutors assigned to the Writing Center specific to the needs of the 

Writing Center; provide oversite for PLATO prescriptions/Language 

Arts and reports.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 

The results you will deliver each day that matter most!

  • The QEP Director will be responsible for promoting participation in the QEP throughout the college. Outreach, advertising, and marketing to encourage student, faculty, and staff participation with the QEP will be essential. 
  • The QEP Director will both coordinate and lead activities of the QEP Steering committee.
  • The QEP Director will work closely with Department Chairs, Division Deans, Program Directors, and other staff members to ensure that appropriate activities, assessments, and high impact practices are being utilized as it pertains to QEP. 
  • The QEP Director will coordinate training for faculty and staff on how to successfully infuse the QEP into curriculum, as well as the programs and services offered on campus. 
  • The QEP Director will partner with the VPAA who also serves as the SACSCOC Liaison, to collect, analyze, and use results to implement improvements and increase program effectiveness. 
  • The Director of the Writing Center will develop standard policies and procedures for the Writing Center in concert with all centers in Academic Support Services. 
  • The Director of the Writing Center will meet regularly with the Chair of the Department of English to discuss issues pertinent to the unique writing requirements of the department. 
  • The Director of the Writing Center will meet regularly with other Directors of the Academic Support Services to develop assessment tools for tracking the Center’s use and efficacy. 
  • The Director of the Writing Center will report to the Success Center Director as required, including the quarterly Board of Trustees reports, annual reports, weekly and monthly reports. 
  • The Director of the Writing Center will train and supervise peer tutors. 
  • The Director of the Writing Center will track and report tutoring activity in regular end of semester reports.
  • The Director of the Writing Center will serve as a learning community advisor, mentor, and Bridge Instructor (during the Summer). 
  • The Director of the Writing Center must maintain confidentiality of student records in compliance with FERPA, by ensuring that offices and files are adequately secured on a daily basis. 

Education/ Experience

 

What you will need to be successful!

  • Ph.D. in English, Communications, Composition or Rhetoric or another closely related field preferred. Master’s degree will be considered. 
  • Must have excellent verbal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching composition courses.
  • Experience using Blackboard and PLATO preferred.
  • Must be knowledge of and comfortable using technology to assist students in writing. 
  • Experience training and supervising peer tutors. 
  • Experience in Writing Center evaluation and assessment preferred.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize tasks and projects. 
  • Must be an experienced leader who has a proven track record of getting high quality results. 
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate, and work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Must possess the ability to act in a professional and ethical manner in dealings with colleagues and administrators. 
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher)

Life at Livingstone College

 

Why we believe you will love working at Livingstone College!!

Livingstone College is a private historically black college that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence, and student success. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education, and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community.


 About Livingstone College: http://Livingstone.edu

 

Livingstone College is an equal opportunity employer that employs qualified individuals based upon job related qualifications regardless of race, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition, political affiliation or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state or local law.  Livingstone College complies with all laws regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled candidates and employees.  Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the interview process are requested to contact Human Resources in order to arrange such accommodation.  We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract.

 

Organization

Our Mission:

Livingstone College is a private, historically black institution that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for learning, it provides excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.

 

Our History

Livingstone College was originally founded in 1879 as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in Concord, in Cabarrus County, N.C. After three brief sessions, directed by Principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, Zion Wesley Institute was closed. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price and Bishop J. W. Hood changed their roles from delegates to the Ecumenical Conference to fund-raisers, with a sole purpose of re-establishing Zion Wesley Institute.

 

Eventually, the Rowan County Town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, offered Zion Wesley Institute Board of Trustees a generous $1,000 donation and an invitation to relocate the institution to Salisbury. The trustees accepted both gifts, and the College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 on J. M. Gray’s farm, called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres. Besides moving from Concord to Salisbury, the College also changed its name, becoming Livingstone College, in honor of David Livingstone, a British Christian missionary, philanthropist and African Explorer. Dr. Price, the founder of Livingstone College, became its first president and served from 1882 to 1893.

 

Holistic Learning:

Livingstone College offers a Holistic Learning Environment that is designed to address the needs of a diverse student population. As a church-affiliated institution, Livingstone College seeks to attract professionals who are committed to supporting and fostering such principles. Such commitment and support paved the way for the launching of a very unique initiative. The initiative is entitled "The Total Learning Environment." "The Total Learning Environment" is a new holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby we will create a learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior. Students who matriculate on the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a number of activities and programs, designed to address the cultural scars of their past, enabling them to leave our institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy, and where they will have immediate positive impact on our society. Additionally, our students will be prepared to positively address the challenges, which plague the African-American community - particularly those challenges that exacerbate their dilemma. The College implemented a curriculum, which helped to develop "The Center for Holistic Learning." One of the first programs of its kind, "The Center for Holistic Learning" promotes both the awareness and mastery of the following modules/concepts:

  •  Health, Wellness & Fitness
  •  Emergency Response & First Aid
  •  Political Action & Social Responsibility
  •  Volunteerism, Public Service
  •  Cultural and Social Awareness
  •  Debt Management, Personal Responsibility, & Philanthropy
  •  Individual & Organizational Leadership
  •  Spanish as a 2nd Language
  •  Technology & The 21St Century
  •  Faith-Based Strategies for the Enhancement of the Quality of Life

 

Our Home:

Livingstone College is located in the heart of Rowan County’s historic Salisbury, North Carolina. Known by many as “The Jewel of The South”, Livingstone College sits quaintly against a picturesque backdrop of lush green grass and majestic maple and oak trees, making it the ideal learning environment. With an enrollment of 1200 students, the College is strategically located 45 miles from Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, North Carolina.

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