Job ID: 2019-11127 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Student Affairs and Services
The Coordinator supports both the day-to-day organizational operations of the Writing Center and the creative development of its long-term outreach goals and initiatives.
The Writing Center's staff of ~85 undergraduate and graduate student Fellows collectively hold over 5,000 individual appointments each year, offering guidance to peers from across the disciplines at all stages of the writing process. As one of Princeton's most popular academic resources, the Writing Center requires intensive day-to-day logistical management in addition to ongoing pedagogical training and mentoring for its student staff to ensure the quality of teaching it provides. The Coordinator will work closely with the Writing Program's Associate Director to hire, train, and mentor the Writing Center Fellows, as well as to cultivate a strong and supportive culture of writing across the university.
The deadline for full consideration is Monday, January 6, 2020.
Teaching, Mentoring, and Hiring
• Co-leads training of new Fellows.
• Reviews conference reports.
• Collaborates with the Associate Director to design, publicize, and facilitate staff professional development workshops and pedagogical materials.
• Serves on the Writing Center's leadership committees.
• Reviews applications and interviews prospective new undergraduate and graduate Fellows.
• Offers one-on-one writing conferences as needed.
Communication and Outreach
• Organizes outreach initiatives to the residential colleges and departments to support writing across campus.
• Acts as a liaison for the student editors of Tortoise: A Journal of Writing Pedagogy.
• Takes the lead on managing seminar visits and other publicity efforts.
• Oversees the Writing Center's email account and Blackboard site, and generates content for the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Appointment Scheduling and Tracking
• Schedules staff and maintains the online scheduler.
• Manages the Writing Center's summer hours for the Freshman Scholars Institute.
Event Coordination and Office Support
• Oversees Dissertation Boot Camp registration and the graduate student "sergeant."
• Tracks payroll in coordination with the Associate Director.
• Organizes catering, event sign-ups, and room reservations.
• Manages student shift leaders and restocking of conference rooms.
Bachelor's degree is required.
Familiarity with writing pedagogy and experience working in a Writing Center are required; proficiency with Microsoft Office and GoogleDrive applications is expected.
Administrative experience and social media experience are a plus.
Prior leadership experience in the Princeton Writing Center is preferred.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a team environment is essential.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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