Director, Writing and Reading Assistance Center

OVERVIEW:
Under the direction of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the director will coordinate all of the activities that occur in the WRAC including the scheduling of classes, workshops, seminars; supervising tutors and classified personnel; collaborating with faculty and any other users of the WRAC. The director is also responsible for training assigned personnel as well as answering questions and solving problems encountered by users of the WRAC. In addition, the director will serve on campus-wide committees, participate in professional organizations, and perform a variety of highly responsible duties associated with the operational aspects of a large, dynamic Writing and Reading Assistance Center.

EXAMPLES OF KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Develops, analyzes, and implements innovative curricular and pedagogical strategies for the users of the WRAC
•Promotes lab usage through publicity campaigns and campus presentations
•Collaborates with administrators, heads of departments, instructors, tutorial staff and students on writing classes, workshops, and seminars to foster WID and WAC
•Conducts surveys to maintain and improve quality of service
•Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff
•Coordinates staff schedule
•Leads staff meetings
•Tracks and submits payroll records
•Oversees student registration for lab hours
•Receives vendors and orders equipment and supplies; tracks lab expenses and adheres to budget
•Establishes and maintains computerized classroom schedule; prepares computerized classroom for instructor use
•Schedules, coordinates and conducts lab orientations
•Oversees the creation of lab support materials
•Develops, implements, and reviews lab policies and procedures
•Oversees the compilation of records, and disseminates lab hours (student attendance) for instructors
•Fields instructor and student questions
•Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Department
•Reviews software and oversees software installation
•Oversees the maintenance of databases
•Troubleshoots minor computer and office equipment problems
•Develops and maintains lab Webpage
•Attends campus meetings related to the lab

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Knowledge of:
•Instructional techniques and pedagogy that relate to writing and reading activities occurring in the WRAC
•Current scholarship and professional organizations relating to writing centers, WID and WAC
•College, state and federal standards and requirements governing college district academic programs
•Principles and practices of effective administration, supervision, evaluation, and training
•Instructional techniques and pedagogy that relate to writing and reading activities occurring in the WRAC
•College district organization, operations, policies and objectives
•Principles, practices, procedures and techniques for budget planning, preparation and control

Skills and abilities to:
•Take an active leadership role in promoting the center and its programs on campus
•Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct WRAC instructional operations, programs and services
•Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and staff
•Direct the development and implementation of WRAC programs, services, building plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects and goals
•Direct and participate in the development, analysis and implementation of innovative curricular and pedagogical strategies designed for the faculty and students using the WRAC
•Monitor, analyze, and direct the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures to enhance the educational effectiveness and operational efficiency of the WRAC
•Facilitate cooperative participation of department, faculty and staff in WRAC planning functions
•Assure proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, department, program and related issues, complaints and conflicts
•Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures affecting the operation of the WRAC
•Meet schedules and time lines
•Work independently with little direction
•Use effective communication skills, both written and oral
•Utilize a course management and information management systems
•Demonstrate strong leadership skills

QUALIFICATIONS:
A. One of the following:
1. Master's Degree in English, Literature, Comparative Literature, or Composition; OR
2. Bachelor's Degree in any of the above AND Master's Degree in Linguistics, TESL, Speech, Education with specialization in Reading, Creative Writing, or Journalism; OR
B. Desirable:
• Experience in a writing and reading assistance center
• Experience supervising a writing center

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications received by 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2007 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. The position is open until filled. Applicants must submit all of the following to be considered:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College management application form which may be obtained from the Office of Human Resources (909) 594-5611, ext. 4225 or from our web site at http://jobs.mtsac.edu.
2. A cover letter indicating how qualifications and employment standards are met.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. College and/or university transcripts that reflect the required educational qualifications (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application)
5. A minimum of three current letters of recommendation which reflect current, relevant experience.

The applicant's responsibility is to ensure that all required materials are received by the filing deadline. All application materials will become College property, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. The College actively seeks applications from women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities for desired staff diversity. Contact the Office of Human Resources if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process. Send all application materials to:
Dr. Jack Miyamoto, Interim Vice President, Human Resources
Mt. San Antonio College
1100 North Grand Avenue
Walnut, CA 91789

INQUIRIES about details of the position may be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Stephen Runnebohm, Dean, Humanities & Social Sciences
(909)594-5611, ext. 4570 E-mail: srunnebo@mtsac.edu

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
A screening committee will evaluate applicants, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Costs are reimbursed up to $500 per candidate for over 150 miles one-way. Each candidate interviewed will be asked to complete a writing assignment one hour prior to the scheduled interview. The screening committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO. Preferred beginning date of employment will be on or after July 2007.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary Range: M-10, $82,392 - $91,044

The College currently contributes $5,679 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.

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