Director of Tutoring and Writing Center

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Olin Library
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Director of the Tutoring & Writing Center has overall administrative responsibility for the operation of the Tutoring & Writing Center (TWC). This includes teaching credit bearing courses in the College’s first year writing program, and training peer educators. In this capacity, the Director has a courtesy faculty appointment (see Rollins Policy AC 2005 for details.) While focusing on writing consultation, the Director supervises and works closely with the Assistant Director for Tutoring Services to hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of over one hundred peer educators in writing and tutoring. Reporting to the Library Director, the Director assesses the work of the TWC and seeks effective ways to integrate the operations of the TWC with other academic support services of the College.

Primary responsibilities include:


  • One ENG140 introductory writing course per year designed to serve ELL students (four credit hours)
  • Peer educator training program (currently two one credit 100 level credit/no-credit courses)
  • Depending on qualifications, one upper level (200 or above, 4 credit) writing consultant training course (once or twice per year depending on demand)

Administration of TWC

In partnership with the director of first-year/academic writing, develop Writing Across the Curriculum training for faculty under the auspices of the Christian A. Johnson Center for Effective Teaching. Supervise the work of the Assistant Director of Tutoring Services and work closely with the Assistant Director. 

  • Consult with faculty to identify and recruit over one hundred peer educator writing consultants and content tutors
  • Hire all peer educator writing consultants and content tutors
  • Evaluate all peer educator writing consultants
  • Assess quality of TWC services and effectiveness in achieving learning outcomes
  • Work closely with Library Director and Olin Library Office & Facilities Coordinator to maintain space, furnishings, and equipment of the TWC
  • Coordinate TWC online appointment/scheduling with Head of Circulation
  • Work closely with Library Digital Specialist to maintain and develop TWC web presence
  • Oversee TWC social media activity
  • Manage quantitative and qualitative data to produce reports for internal and external use
  • Prepare and present reports and presentations on TWC program as required
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Professional Development and Service

  • Continued membership and activity in appropriate professional organizations
  • Continuing education in an appropriate area
  • Service within TWC, the library, and the wider college

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. or a master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Rhetoric and/or Composition Studies, English, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy) or a related field is required
  • ABD candidates will be considered
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students in an interdisciplinary and multicultural academic environment
  • Experience working one-on-one with students on writing and/or advanced language acquisition in English
  • Experience teaching first-year writing in English (especially ESL/ELL/international, or cross-cultural sections)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to manage projects through to completion
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty across disciplines
  • Ability to supervise staff and student employees
  • An appreciation for the liberal arts
  • Ability to manage and lead change in a rapidly developing academic environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a writing center (or a related academic support center) or training and supervising peer educators is preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter: Rollins is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning community. In your cover letter, briefly discuss how you can contribute to this commitment through your administrative work, teaching, or service (at the college, community and professional levels), and through your presence on campus. We are particularly interested in examples of ways you have already contributed to diversity and inclusion in your previous and current experience.
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2017 for fullest consideration.

Competitive salary.

Rollins offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of employment.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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