Academic Coordinator, Writing Center - Massasoit Community College

Massasoit Community College Brockton , MA 02303

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

As part of Massasoit's Academic Resource Center (ARC), the Writing Center provides writing, reading, and language tutoring and support resources to a diverse student body in an inclusive, student-centered environment. The Writing Center Coordinator provides vision, strategic planning, leadership, pedagogical support, management, and supervision for the writing center staff which includes student and professional tutors. The Writing Center Coordinator collaborates with ARC team members, Writing Center tutoring staff, and faculty and staff across the college to develop services that support students with writing development, writing intensive assignments, research, and overall written communication.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule, and mentor peer and professional tutors

  • Work with tutors and staff to create and enhance center resources such as workshops and presentations, and student informational handouts

  • Consult, collaborate and converse with faculty about supporting individual students, writing pedagogy, writing process, and supporting writers and writing at Massasoit

  • Work with and train others to support English Language Learners; develop services and materials to support this population

  • Stay current with Massasoit's English Department curriculum changes and initiatives

  • Stay current with Writing Center theory and practice

  • Collaborate on design and implementation of tutor professional development program and CRLA certification process for tutors across the college's tutoring locations

  • Manage Writing Center budget; administer grants

  • Compile, maintain and analyze data and statistics (using the GradesFirst Student support software system) reflecting progress, trends, use of services, service effectiveness and recommendations for future planning

  • Engage in systematic assessment of Writing Center services

  • Assist ARC Director with marketing of all ARC services and programs

  • Provide educational planning and/or advising to a caseload of students

  • Participate in staff meetings, professional meetings and professional development

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Sociology, or closely related field

  • Five (5) years' experience and/or training that includes academic advisement, academic placement, counseling, career development, math/electronics teaching, or program/project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Composition and Rhetoric or English, or M.F.A. in Creative Writing, or related degree

  • One year experience in a Writing Center, preferably in a supervisory or administrative capacity, or a combination of tutoring, teaching, and administrative experience

  • Strong leadership, organizational, management, problem solving and oral/written communication skills

  • Experience working with a diverse population of students

  • Experience using a Learning Management System (preferably Canvas)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of writing across the curriculum

  • Commitment to community college mission

  • Experience in assessment of student services

  • Collaborative leadership style

  • Familiarity with current Writing Center theory

  • Familiarity with Early Alert software systems

  • Familiarity with both developmental and college level writing programs

  • Experience training tutors to support English Language Learners at various stages of English language acquisition

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Full-time benefited Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) position.

Hours: 37.5 hours a week, Monday through Friday, some evenings are required.

Salary - $64,614.83 - $72,258.71 annually, Grade 6. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and based on the MCCC Classification Study.

Worksite: Assignments will include all Massasoit sites.

Deadline to Apply: June 25, 2020

Application Instructions:

A cover letter and resume are required, please apply online.

Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.

Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, ydennis@massasoit.mass.edu, or the Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Joseph DiMaria, 508-588-9100, x1417, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208A, jdimaria@massasoit.mass.edu, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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