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.
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
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