Indiana University Kokomo invites applications for the position of Director of the Writing Center. The IU Kokomo Writing Center serves the entire college community and supports the development of the undergraduate and graduate students as writers and researchers. The Director reports to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.This is a part-time staff position, approximately 20-25 hours per week.
Through programs and services offered, the Writing Center supports a wide range of diverse student populations; therefore, it is imperative that the Writing Center Director demonstrate a desire to learn about the varying needs of diverse populations.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Recruits, interviews, hires, trains, and supervises peer tutors and interns, including monthly meetings and ongoing professional development.
Maintains the Writing Center schedules (staffing and tutorial sessions).
Manages the Writing Center budget.
Gains proficiency with WCONLINE as a scheduling, record keeping, and data collection tool. Review data and generate end-of semester reports to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the Writing Center and determine strategies for improvement.
Coordinates public relations and ongoing outreach efforts to promote the Center through classroom visits, campus presentations, website, and social media.
Availability (in-person or remotely) during center hours for questions/concerns from tutors, clients, and faculty.
Evaluates tutors annually (observe session and write report).
Joins Writing Center Association (ECWCA, IWCA) and attend annual conferences. Follow and participate in Writing Center listserv for relevant conversations and stay informed on current Writing Center scholarship.
Works closely with Multicultural Center and Accessibility Center on best practices working with clients.
Works closely with IT and Library staff to provide a comprehensive approach to helping students--from software and formatting to researching and writing papers.
Collaborates with faculty to enhance student performance and standards and represent the Center in routine or ad hoc dealings with the administration and faculty.
Participates in campus-wide or external meetings, committees, or teams, as requested by HSS Dean.
M.A. in English (Rhetoric/Composition preferred), Writing Studies, or related field.
At least 2 years of experience in a college-level writing center.
At least 2 years of experience teaching rhetoric and composition in higher education.
Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with diverse faculty and students.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong project planning and management skills for projects of varying complexity.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Administrative experience, preferably in a Writing Center.
Proficiency with Microsoft (Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), Canvas, and Writing Center Software.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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