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Writing Specialist

Employer
Lindenwood University
Location
St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 23, 2024

Job Details

Welcome to Career Opportunities at Lindenwood University. PLEASE READ: For all applications, please include your resume and cover letter. You may skip the “Quick Apply” page by simply clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page. When you arrive at the “Experience” page, you may upload all desired documents using the upload box labeled “Resume/CV.” This is the appropriate box to upload all documents.

Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .
JOB TITLE SUMMARY

Job Title: Writing Specialist

Division: Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Director, Writing Center

Positions Supervised: N/A

Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing the application, you will need the following documents to upload.

Supplemental Materials
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of all degrees completed
*** The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF or have additional documents sent to luhr@lindenwood.edu***

Job Summary

The writing specialist supports students and instructors via classroom writing activities, presentations, and small group/one-on-one consultations. This position collaborates with instructors to develop various levels of writing assignments and assists students in person and virtually while at the Writing Center.

This is an entry-level staff position and does not include classroom teaching opportunities

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Provides feedback on students’ writing assignments
  • Provides intense in-class writing support
  • Develops training materials and a composite of resources for writing instructors; trains writing specialists and consultants
  • Consults with faculty and staff to identify areas for curricular pedagogical enhancement
  • Conducts writing conferences for students
  • Stays current – through readings, videos, and conference attendance – on best practices in writing center pedagogies
  • Provides review, minor editing, and proofreading of instructors’ scholarly articles
Service Excellence
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
  • Supports campus-wide events, to include Family Day and Future Lions
  • Provides excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff, and community members
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
  • Collaborates with Writing Center colleagues on best practices and conference techniques
  • Explains grammar concepts, writing pedagogy, and best practices
  • Observes writing consultants to ensure quality of service
  • Develops pre-made video tutorials to support concepts and platforms to include Canvas Commons
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior related work experience
  • Master’s degree in English or related field preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Canvas
  • Strong leadership and collaborative skills
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly developed analytical and creative skills
  • Proficient in writing formats and styles, including American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), and American Medical Association (AMA)
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions. Please click here to view Lindenwood University’s flexible work designation descriptions.
  • General office setting
  • Maintains flexible schedule that allows support outside the classroom for non-traditional students
  • Non-Standard Flex
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

Company

Lindenwood University

Founded in 1832, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic campus is situated in the heart of Saint Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.

Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.

Lindenwood is an independent institution firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. Those values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of truth.

Lindenwood is a great place to work, and we would love for you to join us as we strive daily to accomplish our University mission: REAL EXPERIENCE. REAL SUCCESS. Enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences.

Lindenwood University is home to over 800 full- and part-time faculty and over 400 staff members that work together to provide more than 100 degree programs to students from every state and over 70 countries through values-centered education that lead to development of the whole person.

Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. 

Lindenwood values its employees and provides MANY employee perks including great tuition benefits!

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