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Writing Services Coordinator

Achievement and Learning Services at Langsdale Library

Vacancy Number 300761

Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 03/23/17     Closes: 04/11/17

Salary: $52,200 - $62,800

Achievement & Learning Services at Langsdale Library seeks a Writing Services Coordinator to run the Writing Center and associated writing support services. The Writing Services Coordinator supports UB student writing in every discipline and at every level.  

ALS enriches student learning through peer and professional tutoring, a writing center, workshops, supplemental instruction, and academic coaching. ALS is part of Langsdale Library, a primary location for information access, learning, and knowledge creation at the University of Baltimore. Langsdale cultivates knowledge creation within members of campus, the Baltimore metropolitan area, and beyond.
 We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a required cover letter and resume attached and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.

Key Functions/Responsibilities/Tasks
•    Manage writing center: recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate writing consulting staff, including graduate students and professional consultants. Arrange and provide ongoing professional development in writing center pedagogy and learning theory.
•    Manage all aspects of strategic planning and assessment; research alternative funding sources and apply for grants to develop innovative writing support.
•    Develop, conduct, analyze, and report assessment data.
•    Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration regarding goals for student writing; coordinate and develop services that complement the curriculum and prepare students to meet workplace expectations.
•    Develop and supervise innovative projects such as the legal writing center, the graduate writing academy, and writing fellows.
•    Manage writing workshops and presentations; determine need and respond to faculty requests; design and deliver presentations or train staff to deliver.
•    Allocate funding for student employees.
•    Manage staffing and technological enhancements to the Online Writing Lab.
•    Monitor national best practices regarding writing center pedagogy/programming and  learning theory; participate in relevant professional associations; conduct and support staff in professional development leading to conference presentations/publications.
•    Create, identify, evaluate, and disseminate writing resources; represent writing center and Langsdale/ALS to UB and greater community.

Required Education and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in English, writing, composition, education, or related field; training in rhetoric and composition

Experience: Minimum three years of experience developing and coordinating writing center activities, training writing staff, and teaching writing at the college level. Experience working with diverse populations, including multilingual writers. Planning, managerial, supervisory, and assessment experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Education: Graduate degree in rhetoric/composition; training in second language acquisition

Experience: Tutoring experience; learning center experience; grant writing; online service delivery; WAC/WID experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or training. Ability to work occasional Saturdays and evenings

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a required cover letter and resume attached and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

 

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to view our detailed vacancy announcement and apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.  Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your cover letter and resume.

Applicant Instructions: Using Candidate Gateway to View and Apply for UB Vacancies

The Candidate Gateway system serves as your connection to the University of Baltimore’s job application process. It is a free, safe and secure way for you to apply for the job you want, and it allows the Office of Human Resources to maintain accurate records. Your use of the system does not require you to surrender any of your rights to privacy or confidentiality during the application process. Only qualified members of UB’s Human Resources team and members of the relevant search committee can access your application information. The search committee will not have access to any information you provide to HR for affirmative action reporting purposes.

Please read and print the information below before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

NAVIGATION

A - COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

Before you apply:

• Save a single PDF or Word file with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.

When you apply:

•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with all of your documents.
•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
•Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

B - ENTER DATA ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

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above and below the required data for the four categories shown above.

Click “Save” to save the data you entered on that page. The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the entire application process.

1. Current and Prior Employment/Work Experience:

•Enter employment information relevant to your position of interest.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•After you enter your work experience, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

2. Education/Education History and References:

•Use the dropdown to enter your highest education level.  Entering this information is required.
•Then, only college and university information is required. Click the plus sign to the left of the “Postsecondary Education” link to enter that information.
•For country, enter USA or click the hourglass to select another country.
•You can use the first day of the month wherever dates are required.
•Click the plus sign to the left of "References" to enter two professional references.
•After you enter your education information and references, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

3. How did you find out about us/how did you find out about the job?

•After you enter this information, click “Save,” then click “Next.”

4. Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer the questions requiring a yes or no response. After you answer them, click “Submit.” This leads you to the Submit Online Application page.

C – SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

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Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Baltimore. HR will process your application documents for the search committee’s consideration.
Note: This screen will also show additional information about the selection process and Office of Human Resources contact information.

Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact pmason@ubalt.edu for assistance.

TO APPLY:

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students taking classes at UB and current employees) with login and password for MyUB: use the internal applicant link, log into My UB, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

http://www.ubalt.edu/hr
•Never use the Internet Explorer “Back” and “Forward” arrows to navigate. You will lose the information you have submitted.
•To navigate between pages, use the “Next,” “Previous,” and “Return to Previous Page” buttons.
•Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices.

Last Published 10/2/15