Hamilton College seeks an Assistant Director with a specialty in multilingual support for its Writing Center. The College has a strong writing across the curriculum program, and the Writing Center is well integrated into student and faculty practice: 95% of students use the Center, and faculty work closely with the WC to support their teaching. The Multilingual Specialist helps manage the daily operations of the Writing Center, supervises and trains peer tutors, provides direct support to students, and develops student and faculty resources in consultation with the Director. The position serves as the campus expert on multilingual academic support and collaborates with other offices to provide tutor training and faculty development related specifically to support for multilingual students. The ideal candidate will be a creative individual enthusiastic about mentoring undergraduates. This is an 11-month position.
Peer Tutoring Support
Participate in recruiting, hiring, supervising, and assessing peer tutors, with a focus on multilingual student support.
In consultation with the Director, coordinate and conduct regular tutor training, mentoring, and ongoing professional development, with a focus on multilingual student support.
Work directly with multilingual students needing substantive support in writing.
Program Resource Development
Develop and assess resources pertaining to writing and peer tutoring pedagogy for multilingual writers.
Support faculty writing pedagogy that reflects current best practices for multilingual writers.
Assist the Director in developing and conducting writing workshops for multilingual students and faculty.
Collaboration with Other Offices
Work with Directors of other Academic Resource Centers to support needs of multilingual students.
Coordinate with Admissions, International Student Services, Opportunity Programs, and other campus offices to identify and support multilingual students with particular needs.
Program Administration and Assessment
Coordinate with the Director to collect and utilize data from a variety of sources (e.g., surveys, classwork) to assess student learning outcomes with regard to writing and to assess administrative goals.
United States. Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy; chartered in 1812 as Hamilton College; third oldest college established in New York State. Our mission is to provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, as we prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. Hamilton's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. The College is eight miles southwest of Utica, 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast and 90 minutes west of Albany.