Writing Centre Coordinator

Position Title Writing Centre Coordinator
Position Summary BCIT’s Writing Centre, a part of the Learning Commons and located in the BCIT Library, is looking for a temporary, part time (0.50 FTE) Writing Centre Coordinator. The Writing Centre Coordinator provides one-to-one peer tutoring to support students with business, technical, and academic writing. The Writing Centre works with BC’s WriteAway consortium of postsecondary service providers to extend online writing support to BCITstudents.
Duties & Responsibilities DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, develop, and implement Writing Centre services in consultation with Learning Commons team
  • Oversee daily operations of the Writing Centre and the BCIT WriteAway tutors
  • Recruit and hire students as peer writing tutors; develop & deliver peer tutor training; evaluate and provide feedback to student employees
  • Develop writing support resources for peer tutors and students
  • Deliver workshops and student development seminars to students and faculty on writing related topics
  • Design and implement Writing Centre evaluation processes to monitor program effectiveness of and the meeting of student needs
  • Anticipate and solve problems when necessary
  • Collaborate with students, staff and educational partners to explore, develop and implement services to enhance students’ development as writers
  • Keep current on emerging post-secondary writing support developments
  • Acting as a collaborative partner on campus initiatives related to the Learning Commons
  • Working with the Learning Commons team and Library Marketing Coordinator to develop plans for promotion of services; produce Writing Centre web content; engage in promoting services through social media


  • Being a part of BC’s Top 100 Employers, and a member of the CCDI.
  • A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a superb pension plan.
  • Access to Professional Development Funds and opportunities for career development.
  • Increase your knowledge with Tuition waivers for BCIT courses.
  • Enjoy subsidized parking and discounted access to our fitness facilities (including classes like Yoga and Zumba).
  • Additional Wellness and Employee Assistance programs.
Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Composition Studies, Language and Literacy, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Adult Education) or combination of master’s degree and relevant experience.
  • Successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level; experience working with students in a postsecondary writing centre or similar academic support service
  • Experience developing and delivering writing support programs
  • Understanding of the challenges and support needs of postsecondary EAL students
  • Excellent academic and professional writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills with a commitment to student service, confidentiality, and tact
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Excellent organizational, time management and verbal communication skills
  • Professional attitude that stresses responsibility for professional growth
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining focus on team policies, procedures and goals

Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Additional degree
  • Additional certifications in English language instruction (e.g., TEFLTESLTESOLCELTA)
  • Successful technical or business writing experience
  • Experience in the development of teaching materials
  • Success at initiating, executing and completing projects

*Please note: These are the minimum required qualifications. This position is a day shift position as defined in Article 14.1 of the Collective Agreement.

Salary Range Pay Grade 10; $53,566 to $93,828 per annum
Additional Salary Information Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Salary based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement.
Position Details
Posting Category Faculty
Department Burnaby Library
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCIT Faculty and Staff Association (FSA)
Job Status Temporary
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time
Number of Vacancies
Anticipated Start Date 10/01/2019
Anticipated End Date 03/31/2020
Competition Information
Competition Number FSA24CP19
Competition Open Date 08/28/2019
Competition Close Date 09/11/2019
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