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Writing Center Lead Consultant

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time, Administrative Faculty Part Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Program Management

Position Title: Writing Center Lead Consultant
Pay Range:

$46,800 - $53,600  (annual salary at 0.80 Full-Time Equivalent)

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

The Opportunity:

The Lead Consultant for the Writing Center is a 0.80 FTE administrative faculty position (32 hours/week) that reports to the Director of the Writing Center. The Lead Consultant serves in both a tutoring and administrative capacity to support the Director in all areas of the Writing Center by providing tutoring services as well as assisting with workshop and event logistics, being responsible for daily operations administrative support, managing the budget, and supervising undergraduate employees.



  • Holds 10-20 tutoring hours with students each week via online or in-person sessions, while providing administrative support during open appointments.
  • Provides scaffolded support to students in writing center appointments, allowing them to develop their overall writing and communication skills on topics ranging from organization and audience to syntax and grammar.
  • Adapts instruction to the level of the student and the type of assignment, supporting students with a wide variety of writing projects ranging from papers and theses to grant proposals and journal articles.
  • Maintains detailed client report forms so that each session is tailored to a student’s individual skill-set and needs.
  • Helps teach, coordinates, and designs workshops and events for the Writing Center.
  • Evaluates program data, assisting the director with reports and projections. 

Administration & Outreach Support:

  • Assists Director with managing and expanding online tutoring options.
  • Manages budgets for the Writing Center such as adjunct, operating, grant and foundation accounts.
  • Assists with all aspects of event planning including managing the logistics, marketing, and communication of events.
  • Provides support to the Director with grant and fundraising initiatives 
  • Manages and supervises schedules, programs, and other daily operations in the Writing Center.
  • Assists with maintaining and developing online resources such as the writing center website and The Online Technical Communication Center.
  • Responsible for hiring and supervising peer tutors and assists with hiring and supervision of writing center consultants.
  • Provides marketing and outreach support for the Writing Center.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • 2 years experience as a writing center consultant or equivalent experience
  • 1 year experience providing administrative support
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate student projects, from lab reports and research essays to thesis chapters and journal articles. Most of these assignments are STEM focused but could include a variety of academic disciplines and professional documents.
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of writing center/composition pedagogy and practice
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • 3 plus years experience as a writing center consultant
  • 2 plus years experience providing administrative support
  • Extensive knowledge of writing and oral communication projects within STEM fields
  • Skilled in online platforms such as Canvas, WordPress, and WConline
  • Extensive knowledge of writing center/composition pedagogy and practice
  • Experience providing administrative and budget support
  • Experience assisting in workshop and event planning
About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Total Rewards: Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority given to those submitted by October 3, 2021. The desired start date is November 2021.
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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