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Writing Center Director

University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA

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Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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The School of Education (SOE) Writing Support Center was founded in 2020 to provide Education, Society, and Human Development majors and minors with a comprehensive and community-oriented space to hone their writing skills for their coursework and beyond. The Center supports SOE students with any writing project in one-on-one appointments and workshops throughout the academic term. The Center also partners with faculty to provide assignment support or specific workshops as well as to provide support for graduate school applications, grant proposals, and other writing projects. The SOE seeks to expand the Center to more fully support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty writing in the SOE. The Director will need to establish and articulate the Center’s policies and procedures based on the SOE’s mission. Will report directly to the Dean and work in collaboration with the SOE Assoc. Deans for Undergrad and Grad Education, the Undergrad and Grad Academic Advisors, and Community Engaged Learning Coordinator to establish and maintain a Center to provide intensive, equity-driven writing and research support for the SOE community. Will oversee the coordination of writing workshops with SOE instructors and further enhance relationships with the ARC, Grad, and Undergrad Writing Centers, University Library, and other programs. Will oversee a team of peer advisors who will provide students with personalized writing instruction that reflects and integrates current writing theory and practice for a wide range of writing projects. Will hire, train, support, and evaluate peer advisors and provide them with professional development on writing pedagogy theory and practice. Will set the vision of the Center, manage the day-to-day operations, administer existing programs, and develop new programming. Will participate in all phases of the Center's research, work independently and with faculty to develop the Center's agendas, work with staff to ensure the successful implementation of the Center's efforts, oversee the Center's personnel, and represent the Center to external constituencies. Responsibilities will be diverse and require knowledge and application of principles from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to writing, composition, pedagogy, scientific research, outreach and external relations, strategic planning, program development, project management, and development. The Director is expected to create and maintain relationships with external constituencies, represent the Center before key stakeholders, oversee the Center's budget, be solely responsible for identifying and pursuing funding in support of the Center's operations, and frequently work with faculty, staff, and leadership of the SOE, to actualize the Center's goals, and work with regional leadership to create partnerships to further the Center's mission and elevate the Center's visibility on and off-campus. Will develop metrics to gauge the Center's progress, adjust programming to ensure adherence to the SOE’s mission, and make recommendations to SOE leadership as to changes that would improve the Center's overall efficacy, impact, and functionality. Will be vested with a high level of decision-making authority and independence to act. Most of the position's responsibilities will be conceived of and implemented by the incumbent, without oversight; frequently, they will be solely responsible for every phase of a project or program's life cycle.A work sample will be required. The full salary range for the Writing Center Director is $96,700-$184,100 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is up to $162,250 annually. As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR's current enrollment is over 19,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

UCR plays many roles. As a university, we help educate students to reach their potential and goals. As the only public research university in Inland Southern California, we are on the leading edge of pioneering research that affects the challenges each of us face daily. As a proud member of the Riverside and Southern California communities, UCR's impacts extend beyond just educating students, including contributions to the local economy and promoting positive growth.

The University of California, Riverside serves the needs and enhances the quality of life of the diverse people of California, the nation and the world through knowledge – its communication, discovery, translation, application, and preservation. The undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; research programs; and outreach activities develop leaders who inspire, create, and enrich California’s economic, social, cultural, and environmental future.

With its roots as a Citrus Experiment Station, UC Riverside is guided by its land grant tradition of giving back by addressing some of the most vexing problems facing society. Whether it is assuring a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply; stimulating the human mind and soul through the humanities and arts; or finding solutions to the profound challenges in education, engineering, business, healthcare, and the environment, UC Riverside is living the promise.

Located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California, the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities — air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR provides a gathering place where scholars can pursue their life's work in an academic setting that encourages faculty to make a difference in the world. The university provides faculty members with the resources, support and stimulation needed to reach their goals.

UCR has a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of innovation and collaboration. Every day, our diverse faculty brings an entrepreneurial spirit to showing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century.

In the process, our faculty makes a global impact while remaining leaders for innovation in Inland Southern California.

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