Department: Library Reference number: 17-044-P0109 Closing date: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 17:00Employment status: TemporaryFull or part time: Full-timeCompetition status: Completed Job description: Reporting to the University Librarian or designate, the Writing Centre Associate actively participates in the development, support, and facilitation of writing support.In this role, you will:Provide individual support to undergraduate and graduate students both in person and within the distributed learning environmentHelp to maintain online learning tools with a focus on developing instructional materials in alternative formats to printCo-facilitate writing classes with the Writing Centre ManagerInitiate, establish, and maintain positive working relationships with RRU program faculty and staff to provide customized writing instructionProvide other administrative support as articulated against other university initiatives related to academic writing Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in an appropriate field of studyA minimum of 1 year related experience working with students in a post-secondary environmentDirect experience in providing university-level writing support, including constructive verbal and written feedback, strongly preferredDemonstrated excellence and enthusiasm in facilitating synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences for adults, particularly within a post-secondary contextThorough understanding of the basic components of writing (e.g., grammar, punctuation), the writing process, plagiarism, elements of academic writing (e.g., essay structure and organization, thesis statements, academic paragraphs, literature reviews) and the APA Style rulesStrong computer skills (MS Office suite, BlueJeans, Drupal, and software for the creation of online multimedia resources e.g., ProProfs, Powtoon)Aptitude for service-oriented work and demonstrated record of ability to work with within a diverse environment in an empathetic, patient, and respectful mannerDemonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication and diplomacy skills, including active listening skills Further assets to be considered:Experience with providing writing support to international adult learnersFamiliarity with online scheduling and knowledgebase software (LibCal and Libanswers) and productivity softwares (DropBox, etc) Application submission information: This is a temporary full-time position working 37.5 hours per week on campus for approximately 7 months. The work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday. The position has been evaluated at Grade 3 with a recruitment range that starts at $44,516 per annum. The university is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation.To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of:17-044-P0109 – Last name, First nameOr mail to:Human Resources - Career OpportunitiesRoyal Roads University2005 Sooke RoadVictoria, BC V9B 5Y2Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2600The competition began on April 7, 2017 and will close on April 24, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.