Jop Opening: Director, The Loft Writing Center

Here’s another opening for a director, to store away in my records.

I met a few people who worked in this center at a PNWCA conference.  I loved how their name — The Loft — had become a verb on their campus.  People would say, “You oughtta get that paper lofted.” I love that.

DIRECTOR, THE LOFT WRITING CENTER
Job Number: 07-099-RS

Status: Open

Opening Date: 6/11/2007 8:00 AM PST
Closing Date: 7/16/2007 5:00 PM PST
(It is currently 6/15/2007 2:24:37 PM PST)

Department: ARTS, HUMANITIES & ABE
Campus/Job Site: North Campus

Pay Range: $41,393 to $44,713 per year depending on education/experience.

This is a full-time exempt position at North Campus .

Description: The Director of “The Loft” Writing Center is responsible for all administrative, pedagogical, and leadership duties relating to The Loft Writing Center. The position reports to the Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Adult Basic Education.

Essential Functions: Duties include developing and tracking budgets totaling over $200,000; scheduling and supervising part-time employees; recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising all Loft tutors; serving as a campus-wide resource person in regard to working with ESL/EFL and Developmental English programs as well as college-level courses; and serving on various campus-wide committees. Other responsibilities include coordinating campus-wide tutor training activities, chairing the Tutoring Advisory Committee, generating publicity materials to inform the campus community about Loft activities and services, working closely with ESL/EFL, English and other faculty and staff across the campus, and occasional student tutoring. The Loft Director also serves as the instructor of record for Loft link classes and peer tutoring classes. In addition, the Loft Director must stay informed of multimedia software and be able to perform routine operations on Loft computers. The Director must respectfully and effectively communicate and work with people from diverse backgrounds (such as racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic) and with diverse physical and learning abilities. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills & Abilities: Master’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience teaching English and/or ESL, preferably at a community college. A commitment to ensuring that diversity is considered and honored in tutoring and hiring. Demonstrated experience in effectively working with persons from diverse backgrounds (such as racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, and diverse physical and learning abilities.) Demonstrated competence in using PC software. A demonstrated interest in pedagogy and teaching innovation with evidence of continuous professional development and participation in campus-wide activities.

Preferred Qualifications: A working knowledge of computers and multimedia software applications. Understanding and experience managing a large budget with different funding sources. Experience tutoring and working in a Writing Center strongly preferred.

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