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Assistant Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP)

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Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP)

Working Title
Assistant Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP)

201065 - Greater Kansas City Writing Project

Pay Rate



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Instructions:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

Completed UCM online application for employment required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday, Varied Hours
Occasional nights & weekends

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
MIC - Lee's Summit

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The primary function of the Assistant Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project ( GKCWP ) is to collaborate with the Director to provide leadership and coordination for the development and administration of the National Writing Project’s site serving Kansas City and administratively housed at the University of Central Missouri ( UCM ). The following responsibilities are key components of the GKCWP Assistant Director’s position:
1. Manage programmatic activities including graduate courses for teachers, creative writing workshops for students, school-based in-service, ongoing professional development programs for GKCWP teacher leaders, and other activities as deemed necessary, on an annual basis.
2. Collaborate with GKCWP co-directors, advisory committee, team members, and UCM stakeholders to build relationships with preK-12 teachers and school administrators in the Greater Kansas City area (both in Missouri and Kansas) and throughout the State of Missouri.
3. Oversee administrative support for program participants.
4. Actively pursue external funding through grants and gifts to assist in the financial support of the GKCWP programming and operating costs.
5. Provide scheduled and ad hoc reports for UCM, the National Writing Project, and other funders as required by institutional and funder guidelines.

Education & Formal Training
Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Formal training (specify)

Other Education & Formal Training

Master’s degree in any field required.

Must be a graduate from National Writing Project.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation


1. Minimum of 1 years’ experience working with a site of the National Writing Project
2. Minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience
3. Strategic planning/project management experience preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions

Other Special Working Conditions

Requires some night and weekends.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a graduate from National Writing Project?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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