Writing Center Coordinator - 37988-1A

Updated: Jun 22, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Ctr Writing & Communication

Job Opening ID: 37988
Reports To: Associate Director
Working Title: Writing Center Coordinator
Department: Ctr Writing & Communication
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 004550
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
The Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication (CEWC) provides writing support for both undergraduate and graduate students and promotes effective writing and communication as lifelong skills. Not only are these skills necessary for personal and professional success, they are also powerful ways in which people think through issues, consider multiple points of view and become more consciously aware of the world around them. The CEWC offers individual peer tutoring, appointments with professional Writing Specialists and Writing Consultants, asynchronous email consultations, group or class workshops, special events and more.
 
Under the general direction of the Associate Director for the Center of Excellence in Writing and Communication, the Writing Center Coordinator provides academic administrative support for the Center’s operations. These include recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, and coordinating the Undergraduate Writing Peer Tutors, expanding outreach and collaboration efforts with faculty, academic departments, and students support units across campus, coordinating support for lower and upper division writing programs, collaborating with the Associate Director and Faculty Director of the Center on assessment and research projects within the Center, and expanding writing support programming developed and maintained by the Center (workshops, embedded tutoring, targeted writing support). The Writing Center Coordinator will be expected to monitor current research and trends in academic writing and writing center studies.
 
Compensation Range:
 
$53,500 - $70,000
 
Department Website:
 
 
Required:
 
3+ years of tutoring in a learning or writing center and/or teaching writing at the college level.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Skilled at counseling individual students, assessing their needs, and suggesting appropriate strategies for their specific writing projects. Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution. Multicultural competencies, knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations. Experienced knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural / linguistic issues in applying academic support to students. Superb writing skills across diverse fields and for variety of audiences and experience with practical writing and personal statements. Skills in judgment and decision-making. Problem solving and organizational skills. Detail-oriented. Demonstrated strong customer-oriented skills when working with students individually and within groups. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to handle difficult situations with tact and work effectively with students, staff, faculty, top administrators and external agencies from diverse backgrounds. Confident public speaker to variety of audiences. Ability to establish, cultivate and maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff and students and foster inclusive excellence. Demonstrated ability to work independently and autonomously to set and adjust priorities based on assignments. Must have an acquired understanding of the mission and goals of the organization to meet the department’s objectives. Knowledge in designing and implementing learning and pedagogical models. Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting. Computer literate and knowledge of Word and Excel.
 
Preferred:
 
Master’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of program development, data gathering, assessment, and evaluation skills. Experience in Writing center or writing program outreach efforts, social media management, website development, and UX design. Experience in grant writing, technical writing, and writing in the sciences and/or engineering, multimodal and multimedia composition. Ability to understand writing models used for scholarship competitions as appropriate in different disciplines. Experience providing writing feedback for students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including multilinguality, global Englishes, code-meshing, as well as experience with universal design and disability studies. Knowledge of current research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific). Knowledge of academic curricula.
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
On-site full-time position, with flexibility.
 
Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php.

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].

 

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