SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)
Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:
Department: Center for Student Success
Budget Title: Staff Assistant
Local Title: Coordinator, Writers' Studio
Posting Date: October 16, 2017
Duties: SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a coordinator for an innovative set of peer-to-peer academic support programs offered through the College’s Center for Student Success.
The Coordinator of the Writers’ Studio & Online Tutoring oversees, develops, and coordinates a set of programs designed to support student learning, academic engagement, and on-time degree completion. Programs include the Center’s peer-to-peer writing assistance program and its online tutoring service, as offered through the STAR-NY SUNY Consortium.
• Leads efforts to market, recruit, interview, train, schedule and monitor a diverse staff of peer-to-peer writing consultants; monitors writing consultants’ performance and provides constructive feedback to individual tutors and tutees (when appropriate) in support of student learning and to improve peer writing consultants’ skills/performance;
• Serves as the primary point of contact between the Center and its staff of peer writing consultants;
• Maintains and develops a progressive schedule of engaging, participatory and effective training sessions based on evidenced-backed best practices in the field;
• Partners with faculty for the effective coordination of writing support between the Center and students enrolled in developmental and writing-intensive courses;
• Strives to maintain and build upon the Center’s current certifications (e.g., CRLA).
• Supports the Center’s vision to be a mission-driven, data-informed set of integrated academic support services that support student learning, persistence, and on-time degree completion;
• Fosters strong, collaborative working relationships with faculty and staff in support of the Center’s mission and the Writers’ Studio’s goals in support of writing across the curriculum (WAC);
• Public speaking on behalf of the Center, with the ability to clearly articulate the mission, goals, and vision;
• Assists with departmental activities or College events which may, on occasion, involve non-traditional hours;
• Supports a culture of assessment by contributing to the tracking, collection, reporting and analysis of services for continuous improvement.
• Master’s degree in a relevant field;
• Demonstrated experience with the instruction of writing at the college level;
• Experience with research writing, and experience using relevant technology;
• Supervisory experience;
• Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Demonstrated commitment toward inclusive excellence and the ability to mentor a diverse undergraduate student staff
• Background and/or master’s degree in English and/or the Humanities;
• One to three years’ experience related to the provision of academic support services in a college setting;
• Tutoring and/or teaching experience;
• Program development experience;
• Knowledge of composition/writing theory applied to multiple disciplines;
• Knowledge of learning/student development theory;
• An interest in positive psychology and a strengths-oriented approach toward writing instruction;
• Knowledge of best practices in academic support services and the development of writers through the use of reflective practice;
• Facility with Microsoft Office Suite programs.
Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references. Please apply by visiting
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity or protected veteran status. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus.
Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer
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