Writing Specialist

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

Department:
Counseling & Educational Support

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Educational Support - Professional Staff
Position Title:
Writing Specialist
Job Family Group:
Professional Staff
Job Description Summary:
The Writing Specialist delivers writing services and assists with the coordination of services to KUMC students and medical residents.
Job Description:

The Writing Specialist delivers writing services and assists with the coordination of services to KUMC students and medical residents.  Students receiving services are enrolled in KUMC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions.  In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Educational Support Services, the Writing Specialist oversees the design of short- and long-term planning of writing programming. The Specialist consults with undergraduate and graduate students as well as medical residents/fellows to develop writing skills, provide writing resources, and advance scholarship via the Writing Center. The Writing Specialist meets regularly with writers on an individual or group basis, onsite and online (i.e., synchronously and asynchronously using university provided technology), and collaborates with faculty on meeting the writing needs of students and residents/fellows.  The Writing Specialist supports the department’s and Academic and Student Affairs’ strategic programming initiatives to help culturally diverse students succeed. In discharging these duties, the Writing Specialist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc., to be committed to the work of anti-racism, and to be skilled with techniques for supporting students with diverse backgrounds. 

In addition to one-on-one encounters, the writing specialist:

  • Develops and coordinates workshops, presentations, and other events.
  • Provides supervision, support and training for hourly writing tutors.
  • Publicizes writing assistance via promotional campaigns in various media.
  • Collaborates with faculty and university programs to enhance writing-related knowledge and skills to clients. 
  • Develops and implement a strategic plan for writing services that is consistent with the Division of Student Affairs and University’s strategic plan.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Educational Support Services.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: 1) Letter of interest; 2) CV/Resume

** Required Qualifications **

Ph.D. or equivalent in a writing-related field with at least one year’s experience teaching and tutoring writing.  Doctoral candidates with one year or less until graduation will be considered.  Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by completion of a dissertation and/or a scholarly publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Experience working with diverse students, faculty, and staff in an educational environment.

** Preferred Qualifications **

Experience teaching writing to graduate students and/or tutoring graduate students in technical writing. Experience teaching and/or tutoring in asynchronous/synchronous online modes. Experience preparing and leading writing workshops and creating/supervising writing groups. Experience in personnel supervision, including the training and evaluation of writing tutor employees. Experience developing and implementing assessment tools. Experience in grant writing and editing.


Employee Type:
Regular
Time Type:
Full time
Pay Rate Type:
Salary
Pay Grade:
A10
Pay Range:

Minimum

46680

Midpoint

58090

Maximum

70020

Department:
Counseling & Educational Support

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Educational Support - Professional Staff
Position Title:
Writing Specialist
Job Family Group:
Professional Staff
Job Description Summary:
The Writing Specialist delivers writing services and assists with the coordination of services to KUMC students and medical residents.
Job Description:

The Writing Specialist delivers writing services and assists with the coordination of services to KUMC students and medical residents.  Students receiving services are enrolled in KUMC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions.  In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Educational Support Services, the Writing Specialist oversees the design of short- and long-term planning of writing programming. The Specialist consults with undergraduate and graduate students as well as medical residents/fellows to develop writing skills, provide writing resources, and advance scholarship via the Writing Center. The Writing Specialist meets regularly with writers on an individual or group basis, onsite and online (i.e., synchronously and asynchronously using university provided technology), and collaborates with faculty on meeting the writing needs of students and residents/fellows.  The Writing Specialist supports the department’s and Academic and Student Affairs’ strategic programming initiatives to help culturally diverse students succeed. In discharging these duties, the Writing Specialist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc., to be committed to the work of anti-racism, and to be skilled with techniques for supporting students with diverse backgrounds. 

In addition to one-on-one encounters, the writing specialist:

  • Develops and coordinates workshops, presentations, and other events.
  • Provides supervision, support and training for hourly writing tutors.
  • Publicizes writing assistance via promotional campaigns in various media.
  • Collaborates with faculty and university programs to enhance writing-related knowledge and skills to clients. 
  • Develops and implement a strategic plan for writing services that is consistent with the Division of Student Affairs and University’s strategic plan.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Educational Support Services.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: 1) Letter of interest; 2) CV/Resume

** Required Qualifications **

Ph.D. or equivalent in a writing-related field with at least one year’s experience teaching and tutoring writing.  Doctoral candidates with one year or less until graduation will be considered.  Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by completion of a dissertation and/or a scholarly publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Experience working with diverse students, faculty, and staff in an educational environment.

** Preferred Qualifications **

Experience teaching writing to graduate students and/or tutoring graduate students in technical writing. Experience teaching and/or tutoring in asynchronous/synchronous online modes. Experience preparing and leading writing workshops and creating/supervising writing groups. Experience in personnel supervision, including the training and evaluation of writing tutor employees. Experience developing and implementing assessment tools. Experience in grant writing and editing.


Employee Type:
Regular
Time Type:
Full time
Pay Rate Type:
Salary
Pay Grade:
A10
Pay Range:

Minimum

46680

Midpoint

58090

Maximum

70020
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