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Job Summary:

The William L. Adams Center for Writing at Texas Christian University invites applications for an Associate Director to begin in July 2024. The Associate Director Writing Center is responsible for assisting the director with services and operations of the Center and performing administrative functions in the absence of the Director. The Associate Director assists with the training and supervising of graduate and undergraduate student employees, maintains the Center’s website and social media presence, and teaches one to two composition, literature, or creative writing courses for the English department each academic year in addition to performing regular tutoring duties.

In order to be considered for this role, all applications will require:
  • A letter of application addressing interest and qualifications
  • A current CV
  • A scholarly writing sample (up to 10 pages)
  • A statement of writing center philosophy
Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Assists the director with administrative duties, including hiring and supervision of staff, planning, assessment, budgeting, and serving on relevant university committees.
2. Assists faculty, staff, and students with writing projects.
3. Maintains the Center’s website and social media presence.
4. Teaches one to two courses in literature, composition, or creative writing for the English department each academic year.
5. Effectively collaborates with Director in developing initiatives to meet goals of the Writing Center.
6. Identifies ways to improve processes, drive office efficiency, and expand services to the TCU community by implementing technology and best business practices, and monitoring and enhancing office communications.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Master’s degree in English and/or Rhetoric and Composition.
• Minimum 3 years’ leadership and administrative experience in a college or university writing center, including provision of writing support through tutoring appointments.
• Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching college or university level English writing courses.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Experience creating digital media, maintaining websites, or managing social media accounts for a program or organization.
• Experience using WordPress to create website content.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of rhetoric and composition theory and pedagogy.
• Knowledge of writing center theory and practice.
• Knowledge of high-level teaching and tutoring.
• Knowledge to train, evaluate, and supervise students.
• Knowledge of department specific software.
• Knowledge of computer-assisted writing instruction.
• Knowledge to troubleshoot and recommend improvements in operations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of strong interpersonal techniques.
• Ability to draft grammatically correct correspondence.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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