This role serves as the primary administrative coordinator for the College Writing Program. The coordinator provides support to the Director and Assistant Directors in the College Writing Program, including fundamental office/administrative duties, data maintenance, student records upkeep, course listings/ evaluations, and faculty/student support. This role works with constituents across the university, with the end goal of providing support to enable the College Writing Programâ™s teaching and research endeavors to flourish.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
General Office and Program Support
Provide clerical support, including preparing general correspondence, receiving visitors, telephone calls, and email requests; schedule common spaces; maintain department files and records; order office supplies; maintain required inventories.
Serve as the first line of communication between the program and students, advisors, applicants, vendors, departments, facilities, and campus groups.
Maintain reception office, conference room, storage, and hallway spaces.Â
Coordinate faculty office assignments and monitor office technology and facilities (printer, copier, computers, furniture).
Assist with copying and manage mail distribution.
Serve as reception for days in the office.
Create, distribute, and collect faculty contracts each semester.
Provide administrative support for Director and Assistant Directors and also provide support for faculty-led projects as time permits.
General Office and Program Support
Work with Director to implement semester course offerings and maintain course listing data in SIS/WUCRSL.
Assist faculty with special classroom requests and needs (e.g. A/V), grade submissions, and book orders.
Maintain student records in coordination with Registrar and College Deanâ™s Office.
Manage section listings, open seats, waitlists, and rosters.Â
Collect, file, and distribute student work to program assessment and writing prize committees.Â Assist Director and Assistant Directors in compiling data and material for yearly assessment reports and special research projects.Â
Work closely with the Director, Assistant Directors and the College Office to assign placements for all first-year students in a required writing course, including assistance with summer Writing Placement Exam.Â
Notify first-year and transfer students of special placements and field questions from advisors and students about course requirements.Â
Process and resolve student enrollment requests during and following course registration period.
Run end of semester reports on students who have not satisfied the first-year writing requirement, and track student progress through preparatory courses, College Writing, and writing tutorials.Â
Event Management and Planning
Assist director in scheduling and planning meetings, events, programs, and workshops.
Coordinate event space and arrange food.
Prepare name tags, signage, programs, etc. as needed.
Coordinate details for the day of the event including set-up, tear down, recruiting of volunteers, and other logistics.
Manage event communication and promotional marketing at the direction of the Director.
Complete other tasks that may arise.
Update and maintain programâ™s digital shared drive, which includes curricular material, instructor files, student data, and workflow reports.Â
Manage office filing system, including workflow reports, job records, instructional support material and student information.Â Â
Track office budget and expenses.
Website and Communications
Maintain Program website including updating instructor profiles, course information, and posting events and announcements.Â
Support Assistant Directors, as needed, with maintaining online curricular support materials including workshop agendas, program forms, assignments, and readings.
Coordinate newsletters, brochures, and other publications; maintain information in course catalogs and school informational resources (e.g., Bulletin).
Work with other academic departments and programs to share information and coordinate activities.
Perform other duties as assigned
Workstation in office setting. Must be able to move to various campus locations, set up tables and materials, and lift boxes of program supplies.
Previous experience in higher education administration and five years office experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) or equivalent applications.
Collaborating in a team environment.
Excellent time management and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task.
Ability to work accurately with numbers.
Strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communications skills; strong computer skills.
Ability to work both independently and in a group.
Punctuality, dependability, and responsiveness.
Ability to understand and interest in the complexities of the academic setting; discretion and confidentiality.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Two years of administrative office experience.
$18.91 - $29.32 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ [email protected]Â or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
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WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
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