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Assistant Director (Writing), Academic Success Center

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Position Information

Functional Title Assistant Director (Writing), Academic Success Center
Position Type Administrative/Professional
Appointment Type Regular


Work Schedule (if atypical)
Job Description Summary

The Assistant Director supports undergraduate and graduate writing at the Academic Success Center, including managing the day to day operations, responding to student needs, training and scheduling tutors and cohort coordinators, offering writing consultations when needed, maintaining records, and providing various types of assistance to the Associate Dean.

Specific Duties

1. Assist in the management of the day-to-day operations and activities of the ASC, including recruiting, training, observing, and supervising graduate and undergraduate writing tutors and cohort tutor leads, 20 employees; 2. Develop and deliver academic-skills workshops for graduate and undergraduate students; 3. Communicate with undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional students and departments regarding services offered by the ASC; 4. Review institutional data and consult with faculty on the ASC writing needs: writing across the curriculum, first-year writing, and dissertation support; 5. Develop and teach a writing seminar; 6. Assist in the coordination of independent or collaborative events programs, or initiatives designed to promote the ASC, its services, and student success (e.g. SOAR, Orientation, etc); 7. Track student satificaton of the ASC and help implement new ways to improve; 8. Represent the ASC in University committees and programs as needed; 9. Supervise tutors in research within the ASC; and 10. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Degree: Master’s degree in Composition, English, Writing Studies, or related field.
Minimum Experience: 3 years experience with academic support services like writing centers, 2 years experience working with university students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and 2 years experience conducting research with undergraduates and faculty.
Minimum knowledge: knowledge in writing across the disciplines, familiarity with teaching and learning issues for college students, college-level disciplinary knowledge standards and teaching practices, familiarity with college-level academic support standards and practices, and familiarity with writing center scholarship

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent oral speaking skills and correspondence and writing skills, good initiative-taking and independent working skills, self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision, and experience working with multi-lingual writers

Benefits Summary

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

Location La Verne Central Campus

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 20160322SA
Special Instructions to Applicants
Open Date 12/05/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Referred by University of La Verne Employee
    • University of La Verne Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Peer-reviewed publication