Director, Writing Center
Position: Director, Writing Center
Reports to: Dean of Students
Start Date: As soon as possible
Application Deadline: On a rolling basis
The Writing Center at AUW supports students in all phases of academic, creative, and business communication writing projects. It offers one-on-one sessions, workshops, and in-class presentations based on specific topics and academic disciplines. Writing Center staff members are trained to guide students through the entire process of writing, from generating ideas through multiple revisions with a goal of strengthening overall English language writing skills.
The Director of the Writing Center will:
- Shape the development of the AUW Writing Center to be an effective learning environment, supportive of the students, faculty, and the AUW Curriculum objectives.
- Hire, train, and evaluate Writing Center staff (Fellows, students) in disciplinary best practices.
- Work with students directly to strengthen writing and study skills.
- Work with faculty to incorporate writing assignments into their classes and to conduct research related to writing and the writing process. Support faculty in designing syllabi for Writing Intensive courses.
- Oversee the development and delivery of a preparatory course for the verbal section of the GRE.
- Partner with campus faculty, staff, and students as a facilitator, workshop trainer, designer, and a developer of writing materials.
- Evaluate and recommend writing curricula and technologies for campus and library needs.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to report on Writing Center services in order to promote student success and retention.
- Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center.
- Teach 3 English courses, including introductory composition and technical writing.
- Participate in program planning and University committees
- Contribute to a collegial and positive work environment within the Writing Center.
- Participate in professional organizations and develop a research agenda. Attend professional meetings and workshops appropriate for the discipline.
- Participate in campus and community activities.
- Maintain regular office hours.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s qualification in Rhetoric & Composition
- Professional/Technical Writing, or another rhetoric-based discipline is required.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a writing center in a university setting, who have managed operations, supervised students and staff, and developed writing center programs.
- Expertise in the Microsoft Office tools
- Fluent in English (both spoken and written)
- Experience of working in a multicultural environment with excellent communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to build constructive partnerships and to engage in effective teamwork
- Ability to represent the University in a professional manner and to communicate effectively and persuasively.
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send their CVs along with a Cover Letter detailing how their qualifications, skills, abilities and experience meet the specific requirements of the role, as outlined in the job description, and three references (Name & Contact Information) addressing to firstname.lastname@example.org Please mention the position applied on the subject line. The review of applications will begin immediately. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.