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Writing Specialist

Employer
Lindenwood University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Journalism
Employment Type
Part Time
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JOB TITLE SUMMARY

Job Title: Writing Specialist

Division: Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Starting Salary: $ 15.60 +

Reports To: Director, Writing Center

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The writing specialist collaborates with instructors to develop meaningful writing assignments and incorporate writing best practices into their syllabi. This position supports students and instructors in the classroom via writing activities, presentations, and small group/one-on-one consultations. Specialists also work with individual students who visit the Writing Center for assistance, both online and in-person.

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 written feedback on writing assignments
  • Develops training materials and conducts training for other writing specialists and consultants
  • Conducts writing conferences with students
  • Maintains schedule that allows for working with students who need support outside the classroom
  • Develops a composite of resources for instructors teaching writing in their courses
  • Continues education of best practices in writing center pedagogies through readings, videos and conference participation


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
  • Provides documentation review, minor editing and proofreading for instructors planning to publish scholarly articles


Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Collaborates with Writing Center colleagues on best practices and conference techniques
  • Explains grammar concepts in understandable terms
  • Observes writing consultants to ensure quality of service


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
  • Completion of vaccination status survey and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of hire.


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
  • Strong leadership and collaborative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed analytical, creative, organizational and interpersonal skills


Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting


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.

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