Director, Writing Center

Baruch College/CUNY
Director, Writing Center

Baruch College's Writing Center provides an innovative and professional environment for undergraduate students to develop and strengthen their writing and English language skills in the context of their assignments and course goals. Closely connected to academic departments and other college academic support units, the Writing Center is a key component in an undergraduate education committed to student writing.

Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Director of the Writing Center is responsible for setting the goals and objectives of the Writing Center, advancing the Center's program and coordinating outcomes assessments. The duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

--Oversees all pedagogical programming and administrative activities of the Center;
--Creates, implements and delivers workshops and programs to meet the needs of
students and faculty;
--Collaborates with academic departments and other support units, such as the Student
Academic Consulting Center, to design, implement and improve programs;
--Participates in assessment efforts to improve the Center's services and programs;
-- Manages the hiring, training, and development of professional consultants and support
staff;
--Provides e-tutoring support;

Other duties as assigned.

Salary: $49,521 - $53,562 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

A bachelor's degree and 6 years relevant experience required. Master's degree in English, Composition and Rhetoric, ESL, Teaching and Learning, or a closely related discipline strongly preferred. Experience in tutoring and teaching writing to culturally and linguistically diverse populations of college students strongly preferred. Experience with writing pedagogy, WAC/WID (Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing In The Disciplines) approaches, instructional technology, curriculum development, and assessments also preferred. Must have a willingness to engage creatively in administrative and pedagogical efforts.

The successful candidate will be familiar with best practices and assessments in the field. Must have strong organizational and planning skills with ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects and meet deadlines. A strong customer service orientation and attention to details essential; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency using Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, or other e-mail and scheduling application is required. Must work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and Baruch and CUNY constituents.

Please send cover letter and résumé or curriculum vitae by 11/17/06 to:

Search Committee - Director, Writing Center
ATTN: Ms. Abigail Stevens
Office of the Provost Vice President for Academic Affairs
Baruch College/City University of New York
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0710
New York, NY 10010
Fax: (646) 660-6501
E-mail: abigail_stevens@baruch.cuny.edu
An AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.

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