The Writing Services Coordinator coordinates the development and delivery of writing programs and services to undergraduate and graduate students in the Student Learning Commons (SLC). The incumbent provides direct service through workshops, seminars, online programs, and individual advising on academic and scholarly writing and communication skills. The incumbent also provides appropriate training and coordination of other writing support staff and volunteers, such as SLC graduate facilitators and peer educators. As well, the Coordinator liaises with faculty, librarians, the Research Commons, Student Services staff, and other relevant stakeholders to support SFU’s writing initiatives. The Writing Services Coordinator acquires and maintains, through research and the study of the literature, an accurate and current knowledge of a broad range of issues and best practices related to university-level writing and communication.
- Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric, Linguistics, or equivalent, and three years of experience, including post-secondary teaching experience, administrative and pedagogical experience in a post-secondary writing centre, and experience providing writing support programs for English as an additional language (EAL) students; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Knowledge of writing centre theory, policy, and practice.
- Ability to develop and deliver post-secondary writing support programs.
- Ability to conduct needs assessments for and evaluation of writing support programs and services.
- Knowledge of current literature regarding the study, implementation, and support of academic literacies and writing in higher education, and with issues related to English for academic purposes in disciplinary contexts.
- Knowledge of areas such as linguistics, theories of effective rhetoric and composition, additional language acquisition, writing in the disciplines, writing across the curriculum, writing to learn/writing-intensive learning, and cognitive learning theory.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
- Excellent analytical and research skills.
- Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).
- Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and supervisory skills.
- Proficient in the use of a variety of software applications (e.g., word processing, database, presentation, web editing).
Assignment End Date: November 1, 2019
There is an Identified Departmental Candidate.
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