The Graduate Writing Center (GWC), at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), invites applications from candidates for a non-tenure-track position as the GWC’s Deputy Director. We seek a candidate who can assist the Director of the GWC in smoothly running a highly active and responsive operation.
NPS the U.S. Navy’s premier institution of graduate learning and, as such, requires exceptional educators and support services for education and research. It provides graduate education to a student body of approximately 2,800 mid-career military officers of the uniformed services, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security civilians, and members of the international defense community. Approximately two-thirds of NPS students are in residence in Monterey, CA, while one-third of the student body is enrolled through distance-learning programs. Approximately 10–15 percent of the NPS student body is composed of foreign military o?cers from nearly 50 countries who are in residence for master’s degree programs. NPS consists of four graduate schools (International Graduate Studies, Business and Public Policy, Operational and Information Sciences, and Science and Engineering), four research and education institutes (Cebrowski Institute, Meyer Institute of Systems Engineering, Modeling Virtual Environments and Simulation Institute, and Naval Warfare Studies Institute), and dozens of research and education centers.
The mission of the GWC, which is a component of the Dudley Knox Library, is to support the development of students’ writing, critical thinking, and research skills. With a staff of 12 full-time, professional writing coaches, the center each year holds approximately 6,000 student-writing coach appointments and hosts over 100 workshops. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in a writing-related discipline and be exceptional with both academic writing at the graduate level and managing the day-to-day operations of the center.
The primary duties of the Deputy Director include: 1) administer digital applications that the center relies upon, especially the online scheduling system (WCOnline) for student-coach and workshop appointments; 2) maintain records for and draft reports about GWC activity and impact; 3) provide superb customer service, which includes daily communication with students, coaches, faculty, and staff; 4) maintain the GWC website (nps.edu/web/gwc); 5) assist with labor and other contracts; 6) order supplies and equipment and maintain inventory; 7) conduct plagiarism checks on student theses; 8) coach students during peak periods; 9) develop and lead workshops on academic writing topics; 10) give presentations on GWC services within classes; 11) participate in hiring decisions and supervision; and 12) participate in contracting decisions, management, and oversight.
Primary skills include: 1) excellent academic writing skills; 2) knowledge of academic standards, including evidence-based research and proper attribution; 3) ability to produce clear, accurate, concise, audience-tailored language in writing, recordings, and in-person; 4) ability to quickly learn and administer digital systems; 5) draft reports and participate in research projects; 6) strong recordkeeping techniques; 7) organizing activities, tasking, and teams; 8) exercise diplomacy while communicating with a number of parties; 9) analyze student writing for strengths and weaknesses; 10) designing and presenting workshops; and 11) organize events.
For the Deputy Director, a master’s degree is strongly preferred and expected within a year of holding the position; strong academic writing instincts are mandatory. Familiarity with the DOD/DON is a plus. Applicant must be eligible for Secret-level security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required. We anticipate a November 16, 2020, start date.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu.
Applications should be received no later than September 11, 2020. Include a resume, cover letter, and at least two letters of recommendation. A relocation package may be offered. Please address applications to:
Dr. Sandra Leavitt Director, Graduate Writing Center and Thesis Processing Office Naval Postgraduate School Monterey CA, 93943 Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and are to be sent to email@example.com.
A relocation package may be authorized.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience while tied to the federal government compensation policies for the position and location . Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veterans preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation.
Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
**If you already applied to the original posting of this job ad, your application is received and you will be considered for the position.
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About Naval Postgraduate School
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.