Arcadia University

Job Description: The Writing Center Coordinator manages the daily operations of the Writing Center in collaboration with the Director of Academic Development. Those operations include the ongoing training, development, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate writing consultants, as well as promoting a culture of effective writing across the curriculum. The Writing Center Coordinator also teaches 20 credits of writing-focused courses per year - typically in a range of first-year writing classes and classes that support writing consultants' pedagogic development.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee operations of the Writing Center in collaboration with the Director of Academic Development.
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise student writing consultants.
  • Provide orientation, ongoing training, and assessment for writing consultants, including the development of support materials and workshops focused on deepening understanding of writing pedagogy.
  • Collaborate with other Academic Development and Center for Teaching, Learning and Mentoring staff on ongoing professional development of writing consultants.
  • Teach 20 credits (or equivalent) of writing-focused courses per year - typically in a range of first-year writing classes and classes that support writing consultants' pedagogic development.
  • Maintain and manage accurate data of Writing Center activity in shared academic management systems.
  • Conduct regular reporting and assessment of services in collaboration with the Director of Academic Development and share as appropriate with the Division of Student Success and other colleagues.
  • Assess, review, and develop Writing Center policies and procedures to ensure
    effective Writing Center practices.
  • Conduct outreach to students, faculty, and staff about Writing Center resources and activities.
  • Score English placement exams for incoming undergraduate students as necessary. (The Director of First-Year Writing provides supervision of placement exam work, including setting of standards and expectations.)
  • Engage in professional development to stay informed of developing scholarship, trends, and issues in Writing Center/Composition theory and pedagogy.

Position Requirements:

  • Master's degree in English, Rhetoric & Composition, or other related field.
  • At least 2+ years experience teaching writing-focused college-level courses preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a Writing Center is preferred.
  • Previous experience supervising or supporting student employees is preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of best practices in Writing Center/Composition theory and pedagogy.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Strong interest and commitment to supporting a diverse student population.
  • Ability to learn and apply university policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance.
  • Contribute to a positive, team-oriented environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to balance short-term and longer-term tasks, projects, and goals.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, various Google products, and familiarity with databases and online platforms.

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at www.arcadia.edu.

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The successful candidate will demonstrate examples of ways they will incorporate our values in their work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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