Aug 28, 2014
- Assist in the management of the day-to-day operations and activities of the Writing Center, including recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring, observing, and supervising consultants.
- Coordinate Writing Center schedule and appointment system, including daily oversight, tracking, and maintenance of all scheduling via WConline.
- Responsible for scheduling and supervising consultants and student workers on front desk.
- Responsible for developing and updating training modules, tutor feedback, resources, and other information on Blackboard.
- Conduct sessions in the Writing Center.
- Regularly review quality of consultant session reports, as well as client feedback.
- Interview, with the Director, all potential new consultants, with director making final decision.
- Collaborate with Director to design staff workshops.
- Establish and maintain programmatic collaborations with University partners and stakeholders.
- Assist Director in collecting information to be used in annual report.
- Other duties as assigned.
- The Assistant Director will have at least three years' experience in teaching, writing centers, and/or writing program administration
- a minimum of a Master's or MFA in a related field, with ABD or doctorate preferred.
- a demonstrated success working with students from a broad range of disciplines
- experience managing in a variety of administrative functions
- good discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
- optional field 1
- Monday, February 4, 2019
Assistant Director - Writing Center St. John's University
The Assistant Director supports the Director by managing day-to-day operations, scheduling and monitoring all tutors via WConline, responding to tutor and client needs, offering writing consultations, developing and maintaining tutor training modules and materials on Blackboard, and ensuring that scheduled hours stay within allotted budgetary limits. The Assistant Director is responsible for reviewing and periodically assessing the performance of all consultants on a semesterly basis, and informing the Director of any concerns warranting additional training or termination.
This position is a full-time administrative position, with reduced hours during summer months.
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
The St. John's University Writing Center's primary responsibility is to support all University students, undergraduate and graduate, at every level of experience and with virtually all writing issues. Our consultants, hired on the basis of their writing ability as well as being active, empathetic listeners, foster a student-centered environment respectful of diverse literacy backgrounds. The Writing Center is fundamentally interdisciplinary; we strive to help all student writers, in all disciplines, become effective, confident writers and focused, critical readers. Our sessions typically involve any of the following: helping to interpret faculty assignments; brainstorming ideas; anticipating audience expectations and specific rhetorical situations; organizing ideas; suggesting possible directions for revision; strategies for editing and proofreading; and formatting and documenting evidence. We're here for all clients--from freshmen working on first-year writing portfolios, to students writing personal statements for graduate school, to graduate students working on a thesis. Clients and faculty are welcome to use our resources, which include an extensive library of texts in composition theory and rhetoric.
A typical Writing Center session lasts around 45 minutes. At the beginning of the session we'll spend some time familiarizing ourselves with the client's goals for the session, the nature of the assignment or writing task, and collaborating with the client to develop an efficient and constructive use of time during the session. Afterwards the consultant will write a summary of what took place during the session, which the client can forward to her professor if she wishes. Students should not wait until the last minute to schedule assignments, but rather use the Writing Center in a manner that helps them explore and revise their writing well in advance of the deadline.
St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.