The Writing Center is a key component in an undergraduate and graduate education committed to student writing. The Writing Center Director facilitates the development and implementation of academic services in writing across the College’s curriculum. In collaboration with academic and administrative departments, this position creates, implements, and delivers writing and reading workshops and programs to meet the needs of students and faculty. The Writing Center Director works individually and with groups of students to promote academic success and retention. The Director guides tutors to provide students with personalized writing instruction that reflects and integrates current writing theory and practice for a wide range of writing projects. This position includes teaching 1 section per academic year of First Year Writing.
- Develop innovative academic writing initiatives (workshops, in class presentations, class/discipline specific presentations, etc.) that support traditional, non-traditional, international and ELL student populations.
- Hire, train, support and evaluate Professional Tutor and graduate student writing tutors, providing them with professional development on writing pedagogy theory and practice.
- Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Writing Center, including scheduling and workflow.
- Provide cross-departmental leadership in matters pertaining to undergraduate and graduate writing in collaboration with identified School and/or department liaisons.
- Ensure writing initiatives are accessible to all students and meet ADA compliance. Refer students to appropriate resources based on need.
- Keep current with regard to best practices within the field by engaging in professional development regarding composition theory, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing in the Disciplines (WID), and educational technology practices.
- Utilize technology to support development of student writing. Work with Online Learning Services to develop and promote and online tutoring services.
- Incorporate reading comprehension programs and activities as one of the bases for writing proficiency.
- Participate as an active member of relevant college committees.
- In coordination with the appropriate committee, annually coordinate the College’s National Day of Writing.
- Implement on-going assessment (surveys, data on visits, etc.) in order to ensure continued success of Writing Center’s objectives.
- Provide 15 hours a week of direct tutoring services to students.
- Regularly reach out to an assigned roster of students as part of various retention initiatives.
- Increase awareness of the Writing Center’s services by creating content for marketing materials.
- Teach one (1) section per academic year of First Year Writing.
- Teach a 1-week First Year Writing course as of part of the Academic Opportunity Experience (AEO) Summer Launch.
- Develop and periodically review Writing Center’s policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned by Executive Director of Academic Success Center.
- Master’s Degree in Rhetoric and Composition, English, ELL, Education or a related field; Ph.D. preferred.
- At least 2 years professional experience working in a college-level writing center or tutoring center.
- At least 1 year experience teaching writing at the college level.
- Familiarity with the role of technology in writing pedagogies.
- Experience teaching/tutoring ELL students.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing in the Disciplines (WID) or Writing-Enriched Curriculum (WEC).
- Experience working effectively with a student body that is diverse in age, academic preparation, culture, economic status, ethnicity, gender, national origin, orientation, and race.
- Familiarity with creating writing resources for students.
- Intermediate level computer skills using a Windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Experience with online tutoring preferred.
- Writing Center administration experience preferred.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
This is a full-time, academic year position (10 months: mid-August through mid-June).
In addition to a salary, compensation includes comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and eligible dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.
The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.
The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at www.strose.edu/securityreport
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a College of Saint Rose Employment Account by follow this link. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
- Cover letter, required as this is a demonstration of your writing skills.
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