Skip to Main Content

Associate Director, Academic Resource Center (Writing Center)

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

* Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to https://jobs.lmu.edu (reference #0170442). Cover letters should demonstrate the applicant’s leadership/management philosophy, expertise in writing center administration, experience working in and promoting a culturally diverse environment, as well as preparation to advance the work of an institution with a mission committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The review of complete applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists will be asked to submit additional application materials (e.g., writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts) related to the responsibilities of the position.

Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170442
Position Type: Staff
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Resource Center
Organizational Unit:
HR Classification Title: Associate Director, Academic Resource Center (Writing Center)
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 40
Days of Week: M-F
Shift Schedule:
Specific Work Schedule:
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:
  • The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Loyola Marymount University seeks an Associate Director to lead its campus Writing Center and, in partnership with faculty, advisory board members, and other campus leaders, to develop programming that promotes exemplary writing for undergraduate and graduate students of all ability levels. We seek a visionary leader who is prepared to build on existing strengths and join a collective effort to support all students as they prepare for the future. Primarily responsible for shaping a vision and strategy for the Writing Center, the Associate Director also will join a well-resourced team of professionals in the ARC to develop innovative, creative, and forward-thinking approaches to student learning.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
  • As the hub for academic support resources at Loyola Marymount University, the ARC is comprised of the campus writing center, course content tutoring across the disciplines, a “First to Go” program for first-generation college students, as well as a variety of other academic support services lead by a team of University Advisors. The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Academic Resource Center; she or he will supervise the campus Writing Center and serve on the Director’s leadership team in the management of the Academic Resource Center as a whole. The ARC seeks a colleague familiar with LMU’s mission and Ignatian heritage, as well as someone who appreciates the diversity of Los Angeles as a global city.
  • The Associate Director undertakes a variety of managerial responsibilities including hiring, training, and evaluating graduate and undergraduate writing tutors, scheduling and tracking tutoring services, assisting with promotional outreach, and budget oversight. The Associate Director also supervises and teaches 1-unit courses related to tutoring and tutor training, and leads assessment efforts for the Writing Center. Highly developed organizational and leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse team of professionals and students are therefore essential for this role.
Experience/Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills are essential, including the ability to articulate the Writing Center’s mission to students, faculty, parents/families, alumni, and donors. Familiarity with teaching methodologies, program evaluation, and tutor training are essential. Previous experience in assessment is important; three or more years of related professional experience in higher education is required, as is experience in staff and budget management.
Required Education:
  • For this position, typically a master’s degree is required; preference will be given to candidates who have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in a relevant field such as rhetoric or composition.
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Physical Demands (if applicable)
Special Instructions
  • Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to https://jobs.lmu.edu (reference #0170442). Cover letters should demonstrate the applicant’s leadership/management philosophy, expertise in writing center administration, experience working in and promoting a culturally diverse environment, as well as preparation to advance the work of an institution with a mission committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The review of complete applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists will be asked to submit additional application materials (e.g., writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts) related to the responsibilities of the position.
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: **
Salary Grade Midpoint: **
Posting Date 08/22/2017
Application Deadline Date:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents