Job Number: 31324045 Full/Part Time: Full Time Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Salary: $96,700 - $184,100
Position Information The School of Education (SOE) Writing Support Center was founded in 2020 to provide Education, Society, and Human Development majors and minors with a comprehensive and community-oriented space to hone their writing skills for their coursework and beyond. The Center supports SOE students with any writing project in one-on-one appointments and workshops throughout the academic term. The Center also partners with faculty to provide assignment support or specific workshops as well as to provide support for graduate school applications, grant proposals, and other writing projects. The SOE seeks to expand the Center to more fully support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty writing in the SOE. The Director will need to establish and articulate the Center's policies and procedures based on the SOE's mission. Will report directly to the Dean and work in collaboration with the SOE Assoc. Deans for Undergrad and Grad Education, the Undergrad and Grad Academic Advisors, and Community Engaged Learning Coordinator to establish and maintain a Center to provide intensive, equity-driven writing and research support for the SOE community. Will oversee the coordination of writing workshops with SOE instructors and further enhance relationships with the ARC, Grad, and Undergrad Writing Centers, University Library, and other programs. Will oversee a team of peer advisors who will provide students with personalized writing instruction that reflects and integrates current writing theory and practice for a wide range of writing projects. Will hire, train, support, and evaluate peer advisors and provide them with professional development on writing pedagogy theory and practice. Will set the vision of the Center, manage the day-to-day operations, administer existing programs, and develop new programming. Will participate in all phases of the Center's research, work independently and with faculty to develop the Center's agendas, work with staff to ensure the successful implementation of the Center's efforts, oversee the Center's personnel, and represent the Center to external constituencies. Responsibilities will be diverse and require knowledge and application of principles from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to writing, composition, pedagogy, scientific research, outreach and external relations, strategic planning, program development, project management, and development. The Director is expected to create and maintain relationships with external constituencies, represent the Center before key stakeholders, oversee the Center's budget, be solely responsible for identifying and pursuing funding in support of the Center's operations, and frequently work with faculty, staff, and leadership of the SOE, to actualize the Center's goals, and work with regional leadership to create partnerships to further the Center's mission and elevate the Center's visibility on and off-campus. Will develop metrics to gauge the Center's progress, adjust programming to ensure adherence to the SOE's mission, and make recommendations to SOE leadership as to changes that would improve the Center's overall efficacy, impact, and functionality. Will be vested with a high level of decision-making authority and independence to act. Most of the position's responsibilities will be conceived of and implemented by the incumbent, without oversight; frequently, they will be solely responsible for every phase of a project or program's life cycle.
A work sample will be required.
The full salary range for the Writing Center Director is $96,700-$184,100 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is up to $162,250 annually.
As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
Education Education Requirements
Degree Requirement Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Terminal degree in a related field (PhD, JD, MD, etc.). Preferred Terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition, English, ESL Education (concentration in literacy/writing), or a related field. Preferred
Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Minimum Requirements Highly skilled fundraising experience. Academic background and experience in selected area of research. Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Advanced ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, affective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural issues in applying academic support for students. Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations. Develops knowledge of current and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific; student-population specific). Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills. Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and web-based systems. Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting. Stay abreast of updates and changes in APA style and provide relevant training and resources to ensure compliance. Racial and cultural competency in working with historically marginalized communities, given that UCR is an HSI, MSI, and AANAPISI located on Indigenous lands in what we now call the Inland Empire.
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