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  • 21 Feb 2020 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here's an opportunity to apply to serve as a part-time professional tutor at the Naval Academy's Writing Center!  The successful candidate will begin August 2020.

    All applicants must at least have an M.A. in a writing-intensive field; it is preferred for applicants to also have experience teaching on the college level and working in a Writing Center setting. 

    The hourly pay here is competitive, and the students are stellar. It's a fast-paced environment--we often have a wait for walk-ins--so applicants should be ready for a fun and exciting challenge. Please see the following link for more details and application instructions: [https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/WritingTutor-AY20.php](https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/WritingTutor-AY20.php)


  • 19 Feb 2020 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rosemary’s House: Call for Applications

    Rosemary’s House is a writers’ retreat, founded with the mission of providing budding writers with the environment, expertise, and community to develop their work. Taking place in Greece this summer, each multi-genre workshop will accept seven talented writers from across the globe. Under the supervision of fellows Jenny Zhang, Sally Bayley, and Rebecca Abrams, workshops will challenge attendees to expand and refine their work. A combination of individualized critique and group workshops will guide writers on the path to publication. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will close on April 17th, 2020 at 11:59 EST. To apply, please visit www.rosemaryshouse.org



  • 04 Oct 2019 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Overview    

    The Coordinator of Composition Tutoring is a member of the Academic Success Center Team whose primary role is provision of appropriate academic support for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating the student writing consultants and for program evaluation. The Coordinator will communicate regularly with Composition faculty, the Academic Success Center team, and the Composition Committee.

    Organizational Impact        

    The Coordinator of Composition Tutoring is responsible for the coordination, supervision, and assessment of the academic supports provided to students enrolled in Composition. The desired outcomes to be met include the development of help-seeking behavior as well as improved writing skills, course completion, and retention.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience        

    - Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s degree in English or Education

    -Writing tutoring and/or teaching experience at the college level.

    -Comfort with the use of technology for data collection, assessment, and presentations

    -Strong communication ability

    -Ability to work with a broad range of diverse students

    -Fundamental understanding of tutoring process

    This position requires the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, to function autonomously and in partnership with the Writing Studio Manager, the Academic Success Center team, the Composition Coordinator, and Composition Faculty, to work in a fast-paced environment, and to manage multiple projects in a timely manner.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience       

    -Master’s degree in English with a concentration in composition or rhetoric, in Linguistics, Literacy or related field

    Divisional Unit: Academic Affairs

    Department     Academic Success Center

    Campus           Lawrenceville

    Work-Year      10 months

    If other than 12 months, specify which months to be worked: January – May and August – December

    Work Schedule and Total Hours Per Week    8:30am - 5:00pm; evenings  and weekends may be required

    https://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/6204
  • 10 Jul 2019 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Northamton Community College seeks a part-time (28 hours/week) Program Manager, Writing Tutoring in the Bethlehem Campus Learning Center for 2019/2020 academic year. Responsibilities include hiring, training, and scheduling writing tutors to conduct about 1500 appointments per semester, collaborating with Learning Center staff and faculty, and assisting with day to day operations. See this link for more information: https://northampton.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/NCC/job/Bethlehem/Program-Manager--Writing-Tutoring_JR553

  • 01 Mar 2019 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The mission of the Academic Enrichment area is to support the holistic academic growth of all learners and within the university community through the provision of a combination of peer and professional tutoring, programming and resources grounded in research and supportive of high impact practices.  As a part of the Center for Student Success (CSS), we are particularly committed to advancing the university’s strategic goal of attracting and retaining a more diverse undergraduate student body. As a member of the Academic Enrichment team, the Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator will assist in addressing our student population’s supplemental instruction and coaching needs by ensuring the smooth operation of the subject area tutoring and classroom coaching programs.  Moreover, he/she will work with the Director to create services, materials, programs, policies, procedures and professional development opportunities for peer tutors who work with these populations.  

    The Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the subject area tutoring and classroom coach programs including creating tutoring schedules, approving payroll, designing procedures and implementing technological tools that support the efficient use of resources.  In this capacity, the Coordinator will develop assessments of tutoring services, maintain records and collect data so the program is responsive to usage trends and the changing demands of students, faculty and administrators.  In addition, the Coordinator will collaborate with the Director and other Academic Enrichment staff to provide tutor training and development opportunities that utilize research and theories from the WAC/WID, teaching, learning and student development fields.  The focus of this training will be on enhancing the quality and efficacy of tutoring services with an eye toward student retention.  The Coordinator must be able to handle conflict productively, remain open to change and continually enhance his or her tutoring and technology skills in accordance with research involving WAC/WID, teaching, learning and student development.

    This is a 10-month position.

    To view the full position description and apply, applicants should visit: https://jobs.cabrini.edu/postings/1339.

    I am especially hoping to attract candidates who have a Writing Center or WAC/WID background.  Also, please feel free to forward this posting to any friends and colleagues who you feel would be a good fit for this position!


  • 28 Feb 2019 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Current search for full time staff member to serve as Director of Writing Studio. See link for more information: https://mica.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=2&id=440 

  • 28 Feb 2019 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Those in the Baltimore area may want to consider attending the DEAM Conference. (This is our state chapter of NADE.) The conference is focused on development education, including the teaching of first-year writing. We are still looking for a few presenters as well! Here’s hoping you can join us on Friday, April 5 at the Community College of Baltimore County.


    http://www.deammd.org/home.html



  • 29 Jun 2018 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    The Cabrini Writing Center’s mission is to support the growth of all student writers and their instructors within the university community through the provision of a combination of peer and professional tutoring, workshops and resources grounded in research and high impact practices.  As a part of the Academic Enrichment Department within Center for Student Success (CSS), we are particularly committed to advancing the university’s strategic goal of attracting and retaining a more diverse undergraduate student body as well as continuing to implement services for master’s level students that are responsive to changing workplace demands.  As a member of the Writing Center team, the Writing Specialist will assist in addressing our student population’s writing needs by ensuring the smooth operation of the Writing Center.  Moreover, he/she will facilitate the Coordinator’s creation of services, materials, programs, policies, procedures and professional development opportunities for Writing Center tutors who work with these populations.

    The Writing Specialist will be primarily responsible for facilitating the Writing Center’s day-to-day operations involving face-to-face tutoring, online resources and in-center workshops.   In this capacity, the Specialist will work closely with the Coordinator, faculty, staff, tutors and students. The Specialist will additionally develop assessments of the Writing Center’s services, maintain records and collect data so the center is responsive to usage trends and the changing demands of faculty and administrators. The Consultant must be able to handle conflict productively, remain open to change and continually enhance his or her tutoring and technology skills in accordance with research involving composition, writing center theory and pedagogy.  

    This is a 12-month non-exempt position.

    To view the full position description and apply, applicants should visit:   https://jobs.cabrini.edu/postings/1108.  Any potential applicants who are unsure about whether they would meet the qualifications for the position should feel free to email Rachel Edwards, Coordinator of the Writing Center, directly at re333@cabrini.edu.  Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed immediately. 


  • 15 Jun 2018 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    Update: Your applications for the new MAWCA Executive Board position of "Web Coordinator" will continue to be accepted until this volunteer position is appointed. Please submit your applications electronically to MAWCA Board President Holly Ryan at president@mawca.org. If you'd like to learn more, please contact MAWCA's current Web Coordinator, Liz Mathews.

    The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association is seeking qualified individuals to apply for the new MAWCA Board position "Web Coordinator."  This is an appointed service position lasting two years with the possibility of a two-year renewal.  Applicants should submit a CV and cover letter that showcases their experiences with web/web-related communication.  The cover letter should address the applicant's interest and experiences related to the position. 

    The web coordinator has the following responsibilities:

    • Communicate regularly with MAWCA membership through platforms such as mawca.org, social media, and email; 
    • Update site pages, supporting the annual conference, for example; 
    • Ensure members’ access at their preferred levels; 
    • Manage and report on member database to Board; 
    • Propose and implement improvements that enhance members’ experience; and
    • Manage technological accounts for Board and advise Board on technological strategy

    We encourage questions about this volunteer opportunity and its professionalizing benefits! Please direct your inquiries about the position to our current Web Coordinator, Liz MathewsApplications are accepted until the position is appointed; your application should be submitted to electronically to MAWCA Board President Holly Ryan at president@mawca.org


  • 19 Apr 2018 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Delaware Writing Center is hosting Dr. Neal Lerner on April 26, 2018 to discuss the results of The Meaningful Writing Project:

    The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching, and Writing in Higher Education

    3:30-4:30 in Memorial Hall 108

    Want more engaged student writers? The Meaningful Writing Project is a multi-year, multi-institutional study of what college seniors report to be their most meaningful writing projects as undergraduates. In this talk, Dr. Lerner will present the findings of this research and discuss implications for curriculum, pedagogy, and assignment design across the disciplines. Students, faculty and staff from all departments are welcome to attend.

    MAWCA members are welcome to join this free lecture. Please contact Associate Writing Center Director Jen Follett at jfollett@udel.edu to RSVP. UD has a few parking areas for visitors: Perkins Garage (lot 4C), the Visitors' Center (lot 41), Trabant Parking Garage (17C), or the Center for the Arts Garage 14C). View the parking/campus map


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