(distributed via the WAC-L listserv on July 18, 2014)
Coordinator of Academic Writing Support Resources – Center for Academic Writing
The Coordinator reports to the Director of the Center for Academic Writing (CAW). The Coordinator administers the Writing Intensive Peer Tutor Program and assists the Director with other CAW activities.
CAW is home to the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) and offers workshops and consultations to departments and faculty who are developing and teaching WIP courses or integrating writing into any NEIU course. CAW supports students enrolled in WIP courses through the WIP Peer Tutor Program. CAW hires and trains between 25 and 30 undergraduate students each semester to work as peer tutors providing writing support to students enrolled in WIP courses.
About Northeastern Illinois University
Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the United States Department of Education as an Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of the student body. Northeastern has an enrollment of 11, 500 students, and ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies, El Centro, and the Chicago Teachers’ Center. The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth “Best Investment” in the United States and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Coordinator’s primary duty is to administer the WIP Peer Tutor Program. This includes recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising undergraduate students who are hired as student aides. The Coordinator must work with department chairs and faculty from across the university to manage and improve the WIP peer tutor program. The Coordinator also serves as manager of CAW’s use of TutorTrac, an online software package used to schedule tutoring appointments and to collect and analyze data on tutoring visits. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining TutorTrac, training WIP peer tutors on the use of TutorTrac, and analyzing data within TutorTrac for reporting purposes. The Coordinator will identify and adapt resources (predominantly, online) for WIP peer tutors and faculty and will support the Director in the development, implementation, and maintenance of CAW initiatives.
- MA in TESL, English, Composition, Rhetoric or related field
- Two years of experience in higher education in composition or ESL instruction, teacher training, faculty development, or writing center administration
- Knowledge of research and practice related to composition theory, writing pedagogy, writing centers, WAC/WID
- Ability to communicate clearly and professionally through oral and written communications
- Experience with developing online courses or training materials is preferred
- Experience with software to support tutoring centers, such as TutorTrac, is preferred
- Experience creating online materials and knowledge of Desire2Learn is preferred
- Experience working at an urban college/university is preferred
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health and vision benefits, vacation days, and participation in the Statue Universities Retirement System.
Submit (preferably via email with PDF attachments) a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to
Dr. Kate Hahn
Center for Academic Writing
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Review of applications will begin July 21 and continue until the position is filled.
In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must also submit the following:
Statement of Annuitant Status
In addition to the link above, you can also obtain an Employment Application and Statement of Annuitant Status form at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (BOB), 5555 N. Bernard, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NEIU reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information/documents, delay in submission, and disqualifications, however, assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the position (s) in which you qualify and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.
Northeastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and Invites Applications from Women and Minorities as well as Other Qualified Individuals.