Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Dickinson State University, a university with record enrollment increases for ten consecutive years, invites applications for the position of Director of Public Relations and Marketing. The Director reports to the President, serves on the President’s Cabinet, and is the chief communication officer for the University. The Director designs, communicates and directs a comprehensive marketing and public relations program; develops and executes marketing plans for specific projects; supervises the activities related to the University web page, the University cable access television channel, and the University News Bureau; advises the President on issues related to public affairs and campus communications; oversees campus publications and printing projects; and works with the Foundation staff on communications associated with fundraising.

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Grant Writer

Dickinson State University seeks personable, detail and research oriented candidates for the position of Grant Writer. Reporting to the President, the Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, planning, preparing, submitting, and monitoring external grant applications to support the ongoing success of DSU. Duties will be: to identify and research funding opportunities and alternative resources that address the University’s stated mission and goals; to collaborate with college faculty and staff to determine funding needs; to develop, write, and submit original grant proposals and applications; to maintain centralized files for externally funded programs and other grant activities; to act as a liaison with private and public funding agencies and organizations; and to perform other duties as assigned. Exceptional writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills; good computer software skills; experience researching and evaluating appropriate grant funding resources, and the ability to meet deadlines and work independently are essential for success in this position. Effective management, organizational, budgeting, and planning skills are also required. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of successfully demonstrated grant writing experience. A Master’s degree and experience in higher education grant writing are preferred qualifications.

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Call for WPA Journal Editor(s) or Editorial Team

Call for WPA Journal Editor(s) or Editorial Team

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is seeking a new Editor or editorial team for its official journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration.

Our current very distinguished editorial team, led by Managing Editors Gregory Glau, Duane Roen, and Barry Maid, has shepherded the journal through three years of increasing visibility and importance, but they are ready to move on to other work in the field.

The WPA is now calling for applications for the position of WPA Journal Editor or Editorial Team. The term is for three years, with possibility for renewal, and starts in Spring 2007; responsibility for the first issue will be for Fall/Winter 2007 (Volume 31 Number 1) with assistance from Greg, Duane, and Barry.

Assistant Coordinator of Writing Center

Seton Hill University seeks qualified applicants for the full-time, professional staff position of Assistant Coordinator of the Writing Center. The applicant must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and must be able to work cooperatively with various constituencies within the university community. Applicant must have experience in teaching and working with students from limited income or first generation backgrounds and international students. Computing knowledge is required. Experience teaching and assessing ESL students is a plus. Requires a Master’s degree in English, Education, English as a Second Language, Language Studies, or related field. Salary: upper $20K. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and name and phone number of three references by June 9, 2006 to: Marcia R. Pratt, Director of C.A.P.S., Seton Hill University, Box 508F, Greensburg, PA 15601.

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Administrator of Lower Division Studies

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH ADMINISTRATOR OF LOWER DIVISION STUDIES The English Department at the University of Houston is accepting applications for the position of Administrator of Lower Division. The Administrator of Lower Division will work closely with faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, and the Director of the Writing Center to coordinate our Lower Division writing courses, including core composition courses, and courses in writing in the discipline and writing about literature; will help develop and implement our writing curriculum; will oversee the training and supervision of new Lower Division writing instructors; and will work with the Chair to develop course scheduling. While this is primarily an administrative position, there will also be opportunities for teaching within the program.
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WPA Conference Registration Deadline Today

Hello, WPA members,

Today is the deadline for "early bird" registration for the WPA conference and related events in Chattanooga, July 9-16. After today, registration remains open on a space available basis, but the cost per event increases by $30. If you still need to register, click over to . A printable/mailable form is also on the website if you want to pay by check rather than credit card.

On the WPA website, you'll also find information about:

--the WPA workshop, July 9-12
--the Assessment Insititute, July 12
--the Technology Institute, July 12

Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment)

Clark Atlanta University is seeking a Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment), an undergraduate writing improvement program. The director will provide leadership, faculty support, planning, resource development and program assessment.

Duties will include periodic assessment of the WISE program; development of rubrics, modules and training workshops for faculty; hiring, training, evaluating and monitoring WISE staff, including peer faculty assistants and tutors; serve as an advocate for WISE and its objectives on campus; initiate and support proposals from outside agencies; coordinate collaborations between other writing and faculty development programs on campus; and enhance writing instruction with appropriate technologies.

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