KU Writing Center Graduate Coordinator POOL - Student Hourly POOL - 18905BR

KU Writing Center Graduate Coordinator POOL - Student Hourly POOL

University Academic Support Ct
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The KU Writing Center offers programs and services to students, faculty and staff across writing levels and disciplines. At the University of Kansas, writing consultations are offered by trained graduate and undergraduates across multiple campus locations. The Writing Center is a part of the University Academic Support Centers (UASC), a comprehensive student support program designed to provide resources to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students and support the University’s commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. University Academic Support Centers is a department within Academic Success.

Job Description

The Graduate Coordinator position offers an excellent training opportunity for a graduate student interested in a career in writing center administration. Graduate Coordinators will collaborate with the KU Writing Center team and report to the Assistant Director and Associate Director. In the event of the university moving online due to COVID-19, it may be necessary for work to be conducted remotely.

Specific Roles:
Graduate Coordinators will be assigned to one of these specific roles based on the Writing Center’s need:

  1. Undergraduate Student Support Coordinator: works with the Assistant Director on staffing, scheduling and professional development. Contributes to planning and facilitation of pre-semester training and ongoing consultant development, including leading two consultant development groups and other professional development meetings, conducting observations and mentoring consultants.
  2. Workshop Coordinator: promote workshops and class visits to KU instructors and university partners. Schedules in-class writing workshops and class visits, and presents workshops as needed. Educates and mentors graduate and undergraduate consultants as workshop facilitators and trains office assistants as class visit presenters. With workshop facilitators, develop and curate workshop material and revise workshop offerings, in addition to updating handouts, writing guides, and other resources for the Roost and KUWC website.
  3. Graduate Student Support Coordinator: supports graduate level programming, including coordinating and facilitating writing groups, Write-Ins, Thesis Dissertation accelerators, and other programming. Assists the Assistant Director for Graduate Student Support in support of graduate consultant staff, promotion, assessment, and special projects.
  4. Writing Fellows Coordinator: promotes the Writing Fellows program, solicits applications from KU faculty teaching Core courses, and meets with faculty to explain the WF program and to discuss policies and procedures. With the Assistant Director, hires, schedules and trains Writing Fellows to work in courses. Supports Writing Fellows, monitors Writing Fellow appointments in WCOnline, and checks in with participating faculty.

  • Work with the professional staff to develop an understanding of writing center administration challenges, including staffing, scheduling, and daily troubleshooting.
  • Work at least one evening shift in the KUWC, supervising consultant and Office Assistant staff.
  • Plan and facilitate pre-semester training and ongoing development in respective area..
  • Create, administer, and interpret program assessments and draft reports to convey important assessment data.
  • Attend twice-monthly administrative team staff meetings. Provide student perspective and participate in group discussions and knowledge-sharing.
  • Cover consulting shifts as needed.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Admin Team on special projects as needed.

Work Schedule:
At least 9 hours per week on a regular schedule M-F between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
Duration: August 1, 2021-May 31, 2022 (negotiable).

Required Qualifications

  • At least one semester of experience as a KU Writing Center consultant.
  • Currently pursuing a KU graduate degree, enrolled in at least six credit hours, in good standing and making satisfactory progress.
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in writing center administration, as evidenced by application materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective team member on collaborative projects while maintaining positive, professional relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with commitment to high-quality work completed in a timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain positive, professional work relationships.
  • Federal Work-Study funding.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, Sharepoint, Canva, Qualtrics, and Drupal.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups, as evidenced by application materials and interview.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications, resume, and your work availability for Fall 2021.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Application deadline is June 25, 2021 at midnight.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kara M. Kynion, M.A.
Assistant Director, KU Writing Center

Advertised Salary Range

$14.00 per hour

Anticipated Start Date


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University Academic Support Ct
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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