Job Summary: This is a professional development opportunity for a motivated individual to gain experience in administration and pedagogical support for a writing center. The Head Writing Fellow will work administrative hours weekly in the Naropa Writing Center (NWC), plus additional targeted support hours for the NWC and the Core Writing Seminars (CWS). See below for specific responsibilities of the position.
Job Duties: General
Meet regularly with NWC/CWS Director.
Provide administrative and office support for the NWC and CWS.
Schedule NWC/CWS meetings and reserve rooms.
Schedule NWC hours.
Coordinate and facilitate NWC/CWS in-service meeting sessions and send post-meeting Action Item emails to each team.
Coordinate and facilitate orientations.
Provide administrative support for Writing Pedagogy Seminar.
Meet with NWC/CWS Director to address any concerns arising in the NWC/CWS.
Naropa Writing Center
Provide pedagogical support to the Writing Fellows.
Build MWC schedule each semester.
Organize and maintain the NWCs work space.
Track client report forms and survey data; make appropriate changes to WCOnline forms.
Write annual report using WCOnline data.
Maintain WCOnline and address any technological concerns.
Generate publicity and enhance public relations for the NWC.
Update and review educational materials (handouts, brochures, in-service materials, etc.).
Core Writing Seminars
Provide pedagogical support, training, and mentoring to graduate instructors.
Participate in CWS assessment as needed.
Organize pedagogical materials.
Assist graduate instructors teaching Writing Seminar I, II, and WRI234 Creative Reading and Writing.
Must be a Writing Fellow at the NWC.
Must have previous experience in a writing center.
Have strong interpersonal and collaborative work skills and an attention to detail.
Have organizational, leadership, multitasking, and initiative skills.
Demonstrate an interest in and dedication to the NWC and CWS pedagogy (constructivist, contemplative, experiential, process-based).
Possess advanced clerical, computer, WCOnline, MS Word, Excel, and Internet skills.
A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
Willingness to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.
A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education communities.
Applications: The application deadline is March 7, 2016 . Qualified candidates should apply online and attach the following materials:
Letter of interest: Explain your administrative and pedagogical qualifications, what you would bring to the position, and why you would like work for the Naropa Writing Center / Core Writing Seminars in this capacity.
CV or résumé.
Naropa University is actively engaged in creating an inclusive, diverse community and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with our diversity initiatives, we encourage applications from persons of historically under-represented groups and those who support diversity.