The RooWriter Coordinator is a part-time, 12-month, staff position overseeing the RooWriter (a diagnostic writing assessment at UMKC). The RooWriter Coordinator reports to the UMKC Director of Assessment.
The RooWriter is a directed self-placement assessment designed to provide undergraduate students with information on their critical reading and writing abilities. In taking the RooWriter, a student writes a documented, critical essay about a topic based on a Reading Packet of articles. Students take the RooWriter online over a period of 72 hours and receive detailed feedback on their writing, which is also available to instructors of these students in future classes. Students take the RooWriter at a designated time in their academic career, as designated on major maps and individual plans of study. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a group of 8-12 RooWriter Evaluators. The evaluators are UMKC graduate students who work remotely.
Develop 12-16 Reading Packets twice per year. These contain 5-7 sources, both scholarly and popular, and include 5-10 randomly assigned prompts that engage students in critical thinking and writing. Packets may be developed in collaboration with UMKC faculty and staff.
Manage communications effectively, including publicizing RooWriter, keeping correct information on website, managing calls and emails, and student requests.
Maintain the RooWriter web site by working closely with IA (Internal Applications) and update the language, design, information, and functionality of the RooWriter platform as needed.
Review and update the RooWriter information in the UMKC catalog and other documents as necessary in collaboration with the Director of Assessment, the Office of Undergraduate Advising, the Office of Registration and Records, and the University Writing and Reading Board.
Analyze and report the RooWriter results annually to appropriate administrators and committees.
Serve on the University Writing and Reading Board (UWRB) and the University Assessment Committee.
Manage student appeals, requests to lift RooWriter holds and requests for exemptions, as well as other student concerns about the RooWriter, which may involve follow-up discussions with other offices.
Collaborate with the Cashier's Office to manage student charges and review the monthly budget reports.
Participate in appropriate professional development activities.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Assessment.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
MA or PhD in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric
3 years of experience in the teaching of college-level writing
Experience with university-wide undergraduate writing assessment
Experience in managing other employees and providing constructive feedback
Facility with online technologies
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage time and work independently
Ability to collaborate with others
Full Time/Part Time
Part Time, 15-20 hours a week.
Hours are flexible, and will include a mix of office hours and working remotely.
$19.47 - $23.85 an hour, to be commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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