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Writing Director

Employer
Trinity Washington University
Location
Washington, DC

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Trinity Washington University invites diverse candidates to apply for the recently created position of Writing Director at Trinity’s Writing & Research Center. The Writing Director takes a leading role in implementing and innovating writing initiatives as part of Trinity’s Writing & Research Center, one of the flagship initiatives of the library and University. In this role, the Director will work closely with the University Librarian and other library colleagues to assess and address writing and research needs throughout the University’s many colleges and programs. The Director of Writing will design learning experiences that help students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including first-generation college students and adult learners, become critical and ethical writers and researchers. Class visits, one-on-one consultations, student workshops, passive learning objects, and curriculum-building comprise the variety of instruction modes this position will be involved with. The incumbent will help manage writing tutors, deliver writing workshops, and collaborate closely with librarians to create a wholistic Writing & Research Center.

This position is a wonderful opportunity to help build Trinity’s Writing & Research Center, with ample latitude to adjust, customize, and innovate our campus’s new approach to writing and research. Candidates with a passion for critical pedagogy and liberatory education will be well-suited to this position.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

Title: Writing Director

Organization Type: Trinity’s Center for Writing & Research, Trinity Library

Reports To: University Librarian, Sr. Helen Sheehan Library

Supervises: Student Workers/Tutors

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

Working collaboratively with the other members of the Library, as well as faculty and university staff, this position provides leadership in writing programming, instructional programming, curriculum development and assessment of center usage, as well as the assistance in managing tutors and daily operations at Trinity’s Writing & Research Center.

In addition, this position will collaborate with Trinity librarians, leading an effort to systematically develop teaching and learning objects including video tutorials, online writing & research guides, embedded learning and course content, and instructional programming at Trinity’s Writing & Research Center, including delivering workshops on campus and in Trinity’s online programs, provide writing help online and in person through individual writing & research consultations and at service points in the library.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Education, or related field with credentialed expertise in English as a second language support and/or the education of exceptional learners.
  • One (1) year of related or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity of Higher Education.
  • An understanding (developed through formal coursework, personal study, or professional experience) of key concepts in tutoring pedagogy, writing pedagogy, curriculum development, and assessment.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skill.
  • Excellent student support skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching or presenting to groups.
  • Experience working in Higher Education, providing writing support services and/or instruction.
  • Familiarity with learning management software (Blackboard, Moodle, etc.).
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards and understanding of web accessibility issues.

All qualified candidates, please Apply Here.

Trinity offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to full-time employees to include Health, Dental & Vision insurance, Employer Paid Life and Disability benefits, 403(b) Retirement plan with employer match up to 6%, Paid Family Leave, Trinity Center Membership Free to all employees to include full size pool, walking track, weight & Cardio equipment, Free campus parking, Free Shuttle bus between campus & Brookland Metro station and more.

Trinity Washington University is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Organization

trinity_washington_university2.jpgTrinity Washington University is a comprehensive university offering a broad range of educational programs that prepare students across the lifespan for the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of contemporary work, civic, and family life. The College of Arts and Sciences offers women an interdisciplinary liberal arts education at the undergraduate level. The School of Education provides coeducational graduate programs leading to teacher certification and Master’s degrees. The School of Professional Studies offers business, technology, and liberal arts programs to professional men and women. Trinity Washington University offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package for faculty and staff. Many of these benefits are available on a cafeteria plan (pre-tax) program. This pre-tax program allows employees to choose their benefits and pay for them with pre-tax dollars. For a brief overview of the benefits offered at Trinity Washington University, visit our benefits website.

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