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Writing Center Program Manager & Consultant

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

Position Title: Writing Center Program Manager & Consultant
Pay Range:

The anticipated salary for this position (at a 0.8 FTE) is $46,800 - $53,600

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 Program Manager and 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 Program Manager and Consultant serves in both an administrative and tutoring capacity to support the Director in all areas of the Writing Center by assisting with workshop and event logistics, being responsible for daily operations administrative support, managing the budget, and supervising undergraduate employees as well as providing tutoring services.

This is an on-campus position. The Program Manager and Consultant is expected to work in-person on the Mines campus. 


Administration & Outreach Support:

  • Assists Director with managing, coordinating, and expanding 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, coordinates, 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.
  • Evaluates program data, assisting the director with reports and projections.


  • Holds 10- 20 tutoring hours with students each week via online and/or in-person sessions and inputs client report forms, 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.
  • Helps teach, coordinate, and design workshops and events for the Writing Center.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • 2 years experience providing administrative support
  • 2 years experience as a writing center consultant or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience managing daily operations and reporting to supervisor
  • Experience providing administrative and budget support
  • Experience assisting in workshop and event planning
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of writing center/composition pedagogy and practice
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Education and Experience:

    • 3 plus years experience providing administrative support
    • 3 plus years experience as a writing center consultant

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Extensive Experience providing administrative and budget support
    • Extensive Experience assisting in workshop and event planning
    • 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
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.  Priority will be given to applications received by December 12 . The desired start date is January to early February 2022.
Background Investigation Required: Yes
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement  Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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