SUMMARY: Logan University offers students, faculty, and staff assistance with undergraduate, graduate, and professional writing skills through the Logan Writing Center (LWC). The LWC faculty work with individuals on strategies to improve their written compositions.
The LWC is operated by faculty who divide their time between teaching and writing center responsibilities. This position reports through Student Affairs; however classroom teaching is supervised and assigned by the academic director, chair, or dean after consultation with the direct supervisor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the writing of effective business reports, research papers, theses, health record narratives, resumes, manuscripts, abstracts, etc.
In consultation with the LRC Director and academic Deans, develop, implement, and monitor writing center rules, policies, procedures, and programs
Participate in ongoing assessment of student writing needs
Assess the effectiveness of the services offered
Ensure access for all students regardless of course delivery methodology
Oversee scheduling, training and supervision of contract and student workers
Lead marketing and outreach efforts to promote the services of the writing center
Create and maintain a repository for quality samples related to writing style and citation styles
Oversee APA Central or like software
Teach up to six hours per trimester of English related course work
Meet with students and administration upon request
Attend meetings as requested by university
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should have good interpersonal, written communication and presentation skills. Must have the ability to organize resources and establish priorities. This individual must be able to demonstrate an ability to address and resolve problems as well as maintain a dual role of mentor and negotiator. Must be a team player, self-starter and able to interact with a variety of students in different scenarios throughout the college in a professional manner. Must possess the ability to provide feedback in a concise, direct, non-threatening manner. Must react well under pressure. Must have good project management skills and be able to complete projects on time. Must be able to prioritize and plan work activities.
Master’s degree and 12 semester or 18 quarter graduate hours in English
At least one year of experience working in a university writing center
At least two years of college level teaching experience clearly aligned to working with students to improve their writing skills
Mastery knowledge of APA
Experience working in remote office environments
Experience servicing students in a variety of educational delivery modalities
Strong written and oral communication skills
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to use hands to type on computer, write, communicate and explain information. Must be able to talk and hear to when assisting others.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment in this position is characteristic of a normal office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed the employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
Logan University is comprised of the College of Chiropractic and the College of Health Sciences and blends the perfect balance of tradition with innovation. Established in 1935, Logan College of Chiropractic is one of the largest and most respected chiropractic colleges in North America. Through the College of Health Sciences, Logan offers master’s degrees in sports science and rehabilitation, and... nutrition and human performance that are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central.
Other program offerings include undergraduate coursework in an Accelerated Science Program to help students complete their basic science coursework at an accelerated pace, offered in both online and on-campus formats, and two baccalaureate degrees- A Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science. Logan’s 112-acre wooded campus is located in Chesterfield, MO, a quiet residential suburb of St. Louis. Its low student-to-faculty ratio provides more personalized instruction, which is most conducive to effective learning. MSNBC has selected Logan’s campus as an editor’s pick of one of “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses.” Logan offers an outstanding benefits package to eligible employees including free chiropractic care. Learn more about Logan University at www.logan.edu.