Writing Centre Associate

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Closing date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 17:00
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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 environment
  • Help to maintain online learning tools with a focus on developing instructional materials in alternative formats to print
  • Co-facilitate writing classes with the Writing Centre Manager
  • Initiate, establish, and maintain positive working relationships with RRU program faculty and staff to provide customized writing instruction
  • Provide other administrative support as articulated against other university initiatives related to academic writing
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in an appropriate field of study
  • A minimum of 1 year related experience working with students in a post-secondary environment
  • Direct experience in providing university-level writing support, including constructive verbal and written feedback, strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated excellence and enthusiasm in facilitating synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences for adults, particularly within a post-secondary context
  • Thorough 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 rules
  • Strong 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 manner
  • Demonstrated 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 learners
  • Familiarity 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:  rru-career-opportunities@royalroads.ca with a subject line of:

17-044-P0109 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:

Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2600

The 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.