Writing Program Manager, UMass Boston

Writing Program Manager

University of Massachusetts Boston


The Writing Program Manager works directly with the Dean’s Office and the Office of Student Services of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) to enhance the writing outcomes of CNHS students in coursework and in clinical settings, as well as the Writing Proficiency Requirement (WPR) and graduate research and scholarship that includes comprehensive examinations, capstone projects and dissertations. The Writing Program Manager will work in partnership with the Office of Student Services, Chairs, Program Directors and faculty to evaluate the writing needs of CNHS students in all programs of study; and will develop and implement processes that will assist students in meeting established writing objectives. The processes include, but are not restricted to, the development and articulation of writing objectives; pedagogy and resources for courses; programs of study and specific groups of students; student and faculty workshops; and the establishment of “drop-in” services to meet articulated writing objectives. The Manager is expected to develop, coordinate and evaluate a college-wide program of support services and resources for students and faculty that will connect and undergird all college writing to ensure the consistency and continuity of the written output of CNHS students.


Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in English, which included graduate-level study in composition pedagogy and teaching, and a minimum of five-seven (5-7) years of teaching and/or instruction in college-level writing at either the secondary or post-secondary level, required. Additional editorial experience and familiarity with current stylistic conventions of APA, MLA, AMA and Chicago forms preferred. Knowledge of pedagogical issues and success strategies associated with education of non-native writers of English is preferred. Experience in the development of training documents, preferably in an academic setting, is preferred. Experience in utilizing the online environment for teaching and/or academic support is preferred.


To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references at:


Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of December 1, 2014.


UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.



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