Writing Coordinator (4549U), Student Learning Center 17785
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 7, 2021
The Student Learning Center is a global learning community where student scholars convene to discover, uncover, and recover ideas, concepts, languages and cultures. Since 1973, it has been the primary academic unit on campus tasked with providing peer-led support services to Cal undergraduates. It has served approximately 80,000 students in its forty-year history, with a little more than 10,000 students in the 2017-2018 academic year alone. The Center's work has been at the forefront of increasing and maintaining the University's retention and graduation rates, which are the highest in the UC system and in the top three of higher-learning institutions in the nation. The Student Learning Center belongs to the Division of Undergraduate Education.
The SLC Writing Coordinator assists the director in the administration of the SLC Writing Program, from managing the daily operations of the program to supervising a tutorial staff of 40-60 undergraduate students. Specifically, the incumbent will:
Deliver established academic support programs in writing.
Assist with supervision and training of peer tutorial staff of 40-60 undergraduate tutors.
Assist with the coordination of daily program operations, from user outreach to website maintenance.
Support the development and facilitation of training seminars on peer pedagogy for undergraduate tutors.
Administer established formative and summative evaluation tools to enhance delivery of academic support models.
Maintains knowledge of course and departmental curricula.
Collaborate with designated faculty, departmental staff and the Program Director to address changes needed in academic support service.
Develop effective working relationships with campus partners to ascertain and meet student needs.
Support and mentor students with academic interests and professional goals in writing intensive fields and majors.
Provide direct service to students in a variety of program formats, including drop-in tutoring, study group, topical workshop, and adjunct courses.
Serve students in navigating the critical transition points in gateway courses into writing intensive majors; specifically attending to the demands and expectations of writing in a research university.
Knowledge and understanding of the writing demands and expectations of faculty in a research university.
Knowledge of multiple learning styles, affective, socio-cultural and linguistic issues as they apply to academic support.
Knowledge of academic and curricular issues as they apply to academic support.
Knowledge and experience working with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty.
Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
Good judgment; keen professional acumen.
Proficient computer skills, including experience using the Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and/or Access.
Bachelor's degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or equivalent experience / training.
Master's degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or equivalent experience / training.
Knowledge of the writing intensive majors on the UC Berkeley campus.
Experience teaching college-level writing and coursework.
Basic skills for promotional material design purposes.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid position. Hourly pay range is $24.14 - $34.87, commensurate with experience.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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