Writing Center Specialist, SLL

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Writing Center Specialist, SLL
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Part Time
Position Summary Information
Under the supervision of the Director of the Learning Center, and in collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies, the Writing Center Specialist, SLL (Second Language Learners) will assist in implementing the Writing Center pilot program that began in February of 2022, for the University. In this part-time and temporary position, the employee will assist in developing resources and facilitate writing consultations for students and faculty, document each consultation session, work with the Writing Center Specialist to develop writing workshops, evaluate student needs and satisfaction with services, implement assessment materials for quarterly reports to the President’s Office, work with Second Language Learner (SLL) students providing and overseeing individual and group tutoring services, implement services that focus on the development and improvement of English, reading, and writing skills, especially with respect to curriculum vitas, letters of intent, personal statements, research writing, abstracts, poster creation, and academic writing. This position will hold asynchronous—online tutoring sessions, synchronous—Zoom tutoring sessions, in-person tutoring sessions, and phone tutoring sessions. Additionally, this position will oversee various workshops and events for the Writing Center, with an emphasis on SLL support.

This is a part-time position working an average of 20 hours per week.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 7
Start Salary Range at 0.5 FTE: $20,578 – $29,312
Location: Rootstown, OH
Principal Functional Responsibilities
  1. Collaborate with students and faculty, with an emphasis on Second Language Learners and their development to facilitate a conversation about the writing process. Help writers learn to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and to learn strategies to improve their writing at all stages of the writing process. Participate in co-curricular development and strive to meet the curricular needs of our students in their learning outcomes. (50%)
  2. Create and facilitate resources and events, in collaboration with all NEOMED colleges and stakeholders, related to writing collaboration and curriculum presentations; including managing and updating the office’s Canvas site. (30%)
  3. Collaborate with faculty development staff to create workshops and resources for synchronous and asynchronous engagement. (10%)
  4. Engage in assessment of program offerings and student/faculty satisfaction and utilization of services. (5%)
  5. Perform other duties as assigned (5%)
Education/Degrees: Master’s degree in Composition, English, Rhetoric, Fine Arts or a closely related field.

Experience: Must have two years of related professional experience in college teaching and administration and/or Writing Center development. Three or more years’ experience preferred.

Preferred: 1-2 years of supporting students who identify as Second Language Learners (SLL).
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work, and adjust to changes in deadlines and schedules.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and other administrative staff.
  • Ability to manage others including training, supervision and professional development support.
  • Commitment to working effectively with a diverse population.
  • Technologically astute; excellent database and word processing skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to support all activities of the office

Core Competencies
Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.

Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.

People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Three or more years’ experience preferred.
Physical Requirements
General office environment. Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272
Email: momalley@neomed.edu

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The Northeast Ohio Medical University is committed to assisting all members of the NEOMED community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security report is available on the NEOMED website at http://www.neomed.edu/officesanddirectory/police-department/NPDannualstats8.28.15.pdf

The annual security report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, authority of University police and security officers, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Additionally, the report contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NEOMED; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email publicsafety@neomed.edu or call the Department of Public Safety at 330-325-6492 to request a copy.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Northeast Ohio Medical University Department of Public Safety.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • In progress
  2. * Do you have any experience in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this role?
    • 2 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5-10 years
    • 10+ years
  4. * Are you proficient in Microsoft Office?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Reference Letter
  4. Portfolio/Website
  5. Teaching Interests