Director of Educational Support and The Writer’s Studio, Moore College of Art and Design

Jul 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Positions

Moore College of Art and Design

Job Description
Status: Exempt
Position: Director of Educational Support and The Writer’s Studio
Reports To: Associate Dean, Director of Institutional Research
Purpose: Provide academic support and assistance for all BFA, Post Baccalaureate and Graduate students. Oversee The Writer’s Studio and Peer Tutoring and Writing Assistant programs. Manage the writing placement process for all incoming students. Coordinate reasonable accommodations, programs and services for students with learning differences. Teach one remedial writing course per semester. Coordinate the annual institutional writing assessment process.


  • Master’s degree in Humanities required. Degree in English or Literature at the undergraduate or graduate level preferred.
  • Experience working with college and high school level students in academic and non-academic contexts. One-on-one tutoring experience or experience working in a writing center required.
  • Some teaching experience in writing at the college level preferred.
  • Experience working within a higher education setting, which includes programming and planning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work with students regarding sensitive areas of learning.
  • The ability to effectively collaborate and work with faculty and other staff members from a variety of offices.
  • Strong computer skills. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems independently and within a team.
  • Must be a self-starter and have strong leadership/managerial skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong visual and verbal presentation skills.


The Writer’s Studio

  1. Provide academic tutoring assistance to all BFA, Post Baccalaureate and Graduate students. Tutoring support includes reading comprehension, time management and note-taking skills development.
  2. Provide writing assistance to all BFA, Post Baccalaureate and graduate students. Writing support includes aid with organization/structure (essays and research papers), grammar, content, development and proper citation.
  3. Provide support for graduate students writing their theses in all programs during the spring and summer terms prior to graduation. .
  4. Hire, train and supervise students for the Student Peer Tutoring Program and Writing Assistants for the Writer’s Studio.
  5. Provide faculty with feedback regarding the use of writing and tutoring services.
  6. Manage the day-to-day operation of the Writer’s Studio, including scheduling, payroll, WC Online (online scheduling system), and any issues and concerns related to writing tutoring.
  7. Train new writing assistants each fall, and hire new writing assistants in the spring as needed.
  8. In collaboration with Liberal Arts faculty , faculty Chairs/Graduate Program Manager and Academic Dean identify and implement writing based goals and strategic initiatives developed to strengthen writing across all levels of the degree programs.
  9. Collect data, generate reports and conduct assessment of writing support activities and
  10. Proactively support faculty by serving as a consultant to faculty regarding writing instruction and best practices in assessing writing and in developing writing assignments.
  11. Work with Associate Dean, First Year Writing Program Director and writing faculty to complete annual institutional writing assessment process.
  12. Track progress each semester of all students who received writing or tutoring services

and conduct an academic intervention if needed.

  1. Coordinate the writing placement process for all incoming first-year students and writing

diagnostic for transfer students during Pre-Orientation and Orientation.


  1. Work with the Associate Dean and Dean of Students as a member of Moore’s Disability Committee to track and monitor the progress of each student with documented learning differences, and set new policies and best practices to ensure compliance with ADA law.
  2. Set-up and coordinate reasonable accommodations for students who have requested accommodations, and collaborate with faculty and staff to implement these accommodations each semester. This may include organizing interpreters, note-takers and assistive technology devices, and providing support for faculty planned field trips.
  3. Meet regularly with and provide writing and tutoring support for students who have documented learning differences.
  4. Assist the Associate Dean with responding to the inquiries of prospective students, current students and parents regarding the accommodations process.

General Educational Support

  1. Assist in the coordination of the Summer Bridge program offered for at-risk incoming students.
  2. Coordinate Notices of Academic Concern (NACs) and NAC meetings for BFA and Post- Baccalaureate students.
  3. Conduct academic support through workshops focusing on key issues including study skills, critical reading and writing, thesis development and proper citation.
  4. Lead structured study groups (specifically for first-year art history and writing courses).
  5. Teach the WRIT099 remedial course as needed.
  6. Participate in College committees and/or attend department or faculty planning meetings as requested by Chairs/Graduate Program Managers. Committee service includes but is not limited to the Library Committee.
  7. Any other responsibilities as determined by the Associate Dean.

To Apply: Interested candidates submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: Moore College of Art & Design; 20th and The Parkway; Philadelphia, PA  19103; Attn: Director of Human Resources, Email:,
Fax: 215.568.1773

The College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws in which it operates. Moore does not discriminate based on a person’s race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, age, marital status or any other protected class.

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