Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Graduate Student Assistant - Odegaard Writing and Research Center

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) seeks a Graduate Student Assistant/Research Assistant to manage the center for the 2009-10 academic year.
The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is in its fourth year of operations as collaboration between the College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Washington Libraries.

Duties :
• Train, oversee, assess and otherwise support student writing tutors.
• Develop supporting materials for the operation of the center and training of tutors.
• Locate and develop College-wide sources for possible writing tutors.
• Perform general administrative duties, such as scheduling meetings, managing the budget, tracking student usage to forecast the number of tutors needed each week/quarter, verifying time sheets, writing reports, keeping, organizing, and reporting relevant records, following-up on emails, photocopying.

• Attend meetings with Odegaard library administrators, the Director of the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program, and other university entities.
• Develop independent ideas on potential projects, organizational strategies, and future goals for the OWRC.
• Publicize the OWRC with faculty and students.
• Manage the database, OWRC website and center computer stations.
• Network with other writing centers on campus.
• Work as a tutor for students in the OWRC. Summer work will include tutor support for Discovery Seminar offerings;
• Work with library professionals on incorporating research information into the writing and tutorial process.
Flexibly taking on other tasks as they arise.

To apply
Submit letter of application, current CV, and contact information for three references to:

Professor John Webster, Director of Writing for the College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English 354330

Applications are due June 1, 2009. Interviews will be completed within two weeks of application deadline. Starting date to be negotiated, but preferred as soon as practically possible after completion of interviews.

• Graduate student in good standing


• Substantial experience with writing centers and the teaching of writing
• Supervisory, managerial, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to conceive of, and complete, tasks independently
• Strong writing and organizational skills
• Knowledge of (or aptitude for) basic Webpage upkeep, MS Office, as well as some ability to operate and maintain pc computers

Condition of Employment:
Graduate Staff Assistant, up to 12-month position beginning late Summer Quarter 2008.
220 hours per quarter. (This position is governed by the existing UW/UAW union contract.)