Director of the Writing Center – Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College invites applications for a student-centered professional to serve as the next Director of the Writing Center. The Writing Center is a support service open to the FSC community that works with students through the entire writing process in any subject area while addressing students’ needs in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. The Director provides administrative oversight and leadership to the Center, supervises a staff of Peer and Professional Tutors, and works collaboratively with many campus constituents to provide high-quality writing, speaking, and English Language Learning (ELL) support to FSC students. This professional staff position reports to the Director of the Tutoring Center.


  • Provide administrative oversight and leadership to the Center.
  • Supervise a staff of Peer and Professional writing tutors and Reception Desk Attendants.
  • Develop strategic mission, goals, and vision for the Center, drawing from best practices.
  • Formulate, implement, and enforce departmental policies and procedures in alignment with the Tutoring Center.
  • Work closely with the Director of the Tutoring Center to collaborate on programming, outreach, and communication strategies.
  • Respond to inquiries and resolve issues regarding Writing Center services.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire Peer and Professional Tutors and student reception desk attendants.
  • Oversee Writing Center personnel functions, including payroll, time and attendance, employee work schedules, appointment notices, and employee evaluations.
  • Create the in-person and remote tutoring and workshop schedules, maintain the appointment scheduling system and workshop calendar.
  • Collect and track data on student usage of the Center’s services and generate relevant reports.
  • Design, administer, and review assessments, including annual department assessment plan and student satisfaction surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of the Center’s services.
  • Monitor in-person and remote tutoring sessions for quality control, compliance with policies, and staff development purposes.
  • Facilitate staff training and meetings, and provide mentoring and professional development opportunities.
  • Manage digital Writing Center staff resource area and all internal documents and forms.
  • Develop and deliver various writing support workshops to students.
  • Engage with faculty and provide training workshops and resources for best practices in college writing, including the latest citation and format styles and research techniques.
  • Coordinate bridge workshops or writing boot camps for first-year student programs or opportunity programs.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, academic advisors, and other support service departments to develop and implement new writing support initiatives.
  • Maintain writing success resources, including tutorials on basic academic writing skills and support for English Language Learners.
  • Teach writing workshops and conduct tutoring sessions as needed.
  • Conduct classroom visits and presentations on the Center’s services.
  • Represent the Center by serving on committees and participating in campus-wide recruitment events and activities such as Orientation, Open House, and Admitted Students Day.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College’s many community partners.



  • Master’s degree in English, Composition and Rhetoric, English Education, or closely related field.
  • At least five years’ experience teaching or tutoring English or Writing in a Higher Education setting.
  • At least five years’ experience working in a relevant student support service area (Advising, Tutoring, or Writing Center) in a Higher Education setting.
  • At least one year experience supervising student and professional staff.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize work, manage competing priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong technology skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Blackboard or Brightspace LMS.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time UUP position. Evening and weekend hours will be required as needed.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, August 26, 2022 and ending Thursday, September 8, 2022, UUP Farmingdale applications will be given priority.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Salary: $65,000 + $3,026 in downstate location pay = $68,026 Total Annual Compensation

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

The direct link for more information and to apply is available here.

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