Writing Lab Coordinator
Website Antioch University Seattle
The Center for Teaching and Learning at Antioch University Seattle seeks a Coordinator for its Writing Lab. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position where approximately 2/3 of the load is administering the Writing Lab, and approximately 1/3 of the load is teaching (up to 3 credits per quarter). The Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of the Writing Lab and instruction of Graduate Assistants in the theories and practices of writing centers, as follows:
Supervise a staff of 4-8 Peer Writing Consultants
- Interview and hire prospective consultants
- Train new hires and provide ongoing training of current consultants
- Occasionally observe sessions and provide feedback to consultants
- Approve staff hours biweekly
- Oversee scheduling of online appointments and staff shifts, including contacting clients for appointment changes when necessary
- Alongside CTL Director, hold monthly all-staff meetings with staff to include readings on writing center theory and practice, skill-building, observations, and general discussion
Collaborate with faculty in various programs
- Liaise with faculty (attend occasional program meetings) regarding student writing in their classes
- Be available for classroom visits and presentations
- Attend online video conferences monthly with University Resource Group
- Conduct occasional one-on-one meetings with faculty to advise on integrating writing instruction/practice into their classes
- Assist CTL Director with occasional faculty development workshops
General administrative duties
- Maintain contact with Work Study and HR for peer consultants
- Maintain contact with Marketing to increase visibility of the Writing Lab online and on campus
- Oversee writing center’s Facebook page and campus email campaigns
- Monitor and respond to staff emails about scheduling shifts, duties, writing assessment questions, etc.
- Communicate with remote proctors for writing assessments
- Evaluate writing assessments and record results
- Be available for occasional new student orientations or info-sessions
- PhD (or doctoral candidacy/ABD status) in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Education, Creative Writing, or related writing-intensive fields; OR an MA/MFA in any of these subjects, with extensive teaching and/or writing center experience
- Demonstrated excellence in the teaching of college-level writing
- Experience in writing centers and understanding of current theories and best practices in composition pedagogy and writing center programs
- Previous tutoring, coaching, or mentoring experience, especially with diverse populations.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including a genuine commitment to the interests and goals of fellow learners
- Ability to work with others to help them identify their strengths and difficulties as writers and researchers, prioritize their concerns, and successfully navigate complex strategies for working through those concerns
- Demonstrated growth and/or academic success in a chosen field of study
- Familiarity with useful research and writing skills and the academic strategies associated with different fields
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Background of the University and the Writing Lab
Antioch University, founded in 1852, is known for innovations in education such as a commitment to transformative learning and applied knowledge, multiculturalism, and socially engaged citizenship. Located in the Belltown neighborhood, Antioch stands out among universities and colleges in Seattle for its exclusive focus on adult learners. The campus purposely has remained small, with about 900 students.
The Writing Lab is a dedicated, learner-centered, interdisciplinary, collaborative space available to all Antioch students. The Lab primarily functions as the campus Writing Center, offering one-on-one consultations and workshops for small groups. We nurture a positive environment of learning, practice, and reflection, and we emphasize the writer’s continuous ownership of their work and their learning. Our Peer Writing Consultants, excellent writers themselves, are graduate students in Antioch’s various MA and PsyD programs.
Antioch University Seattle is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, and veteran status.
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