Working Title: Writing Lab Director
Department: Learning Support
To provide a learning lab atmosphere that is conducive for student success and retention.
Nature of Work:
Instructional and administrative. Trains assistant directors and student assistants and files payroll/timesheet statements. Coordinates day and night lab activities. Tutors students; individualizes students’ education through tutorials and assignments and evaluates work when appropriate. Coordinates the Regents’ test preparation program and keeps evaluative records. Communicates with instructors to coordinate students’ work in lab with work in class. Conducts special workshops, tutorials or presentations as needed. Creates original lessons and other study materials. Instructs clientele in appropriate use of computer programs, word progressing, email, internet and other electronic services. Selects and maintains materials and equipment. Maintains records and file reports. Keeps lab neat and creates an atmosphere conducive to learning. Teaches classes as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Directs Regents’ Workshop and Regents’ Test Preparation Programs.
- Supervises and trains lab personnel.
- Tutors students in grammar and composition.
- Coordinates day and night lab activities.
- Instructs clientele in use of electronic equipment and programs.
- Orders and previews lab materials, maintains lab equipment, updates inventory lists.
- Writes and presents statistical reports, presentations and programs.
- Creates and maintains lab materials for use by clientele and instructors.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Thorough knowledge of the English language.
- Ability to present/conduct orientations and programs.
- Ability to supervise and train personnel.
- Ability to counsel and motivate students.
- Ability to organize and prepare materials and records.
- Ability to tutor students in use of correct grammar.
- Ability to teach a variety of organization and essay development styles.
- Ability to teach a variety of test taking and study skills.
- Ability to create and prepare original tests and worksheets.
- Thorough knowledge of word processing and internet use.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in English required. Master’s preferred. Two years’ experience in tutoring or teaching English required. Experience with adult learners preferred. An intermediate level of computer experience required. Knowledge of special needs of the learning disabled or non-English speaking individual preferred.
The Writing Lab Director reports to the Dean of Learning Support.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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