Open executive Job in Academic & University Director, Ruth Barton Writing Center


Provides vision and direction for writing center services, leads the Writing Center professional and peer staff, and contributes to the
vibrant culture of teaching and learning in the Colket Center and at the college.

RESPONSIBILITIES (· denotes essential/primary responsibilities, o denotes secondary responsibilities)

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision and direction for Writing Center services.
  • Ensure
    appropriate staffing, support, and programming for the Writing Center.
  • Hire, train, and supervise the Writing Center peer
    consultants and professional staff.
  • Conduct program evaluation and assessment.
  • Administer the Writing Center budget.
  • Conduct outreach to the campus community on behalf of the Writing Center.
  • Support the work of Summer Programs (e.g. the Bridge
    Scholars Program, Global Scholars Program).
  • Collaborate with the staff in the Colket Center for Academic Excellence, the Writing
    Program, the Crown Faculty Center, and the First Year Experience program on initiatives supporting teaching and learning at the
  • Contribute to broad campus programming and initiatives through campus committee work and collaborations with Admissions,
    New Student Orientation, and the Career Center.

Student Support:

  • Consult one-on-one with writers across
    the disciplines.
  • Teach half-block and extended format adjunct courses in writing center theory and practice.
  • Teach support
    courses in critical reading and writing.
  • Periodically teach block-length classes, with approval from an academic department and the
    Dean’s Office.

Faculty Support:

  • Collaborate with the Director of the Crown Faculty Center by
    coordinating faculty development sessions on assigning, teaching, and assessing writing or other writing-related topics.
  • Consult
    with faculty who have concerns about student writing or questions about teaching writing.
  • Provide writing expertise for college
    committees when appropriate.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain current knowledge of professional
    composition and writing center pedagogy and research
  • Contribute to the writing center and college composition professional
  • Contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning in writing studies

o Support and actively contribute
to the goal of achieving greater diversity, inclusion and equity at Colorado College and work effectively with all members of the campus
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe
situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
o Demonstrate environmental
sustainability by using college resources wisely and supporting the college’s sustainability initiatives and innovation.
o Perform
other duties as assigned.

A PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a related field plus five years of experience
tutoring in a Writing Center; college teaching experience, experience training peer tutors, administrative experience, and supervisory
experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally and work efficiently and effectively
students, faculty, and Writing Center and Colket Center professional staff; ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively; and
ability to contribute creatively to program development; potential for contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Familiarity with teaching and learning in a small liberal arts college environment.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

EOE. The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.

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