Human Resources

Writing Center Coordinator

February 11, 2021

Lake Forest College seeks a full-time, 10 - 12-month Coordinator for its popular Writing Center, as part of the thriving Center for Academic Success. The Coordinator will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team at an exciting moment and will help build upon years of steady growth and success. The Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises a staff of approximately 20 student tutors holding approximately 200 appointments per year, provides professional tutoring services to undergraduates, teaches introductory courses in the College’s Writing Program, First Year Studies Program, or Student Success Program, and contributes to overall student success and retention. The Writing Center supports the First-Year Studies writing program, the writing intensive course curriculum, and student success program.

Successful candidates will have experience tutoring or teaching in a college writing center or program.  Candidates with additional credentials or experience in library science and instruction will be strongly considered as part of a key partnership with the Donnelley and Lee Library.  A background working in liberal arts colleges preferred.

About the Center for Academic Success (CAS): CAS helps students commit to their intellectual and personal growth through maximizing their learning opportunities, resulting in on-time graduation and future success. CAS provides one-on-one academic support, course schedule and academic policy advice, access to tutoring and other campus services, learning accessibility services for students with disabilities, and mentorship to help students meet their personal and academic goals.

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in composition, library science, or related field
  • A demonstrated commitment to student success and to higher education innovation
  • College-level teaching or tutoring experience or supervision of professional writing teams/projects
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
  • Proven ability to manage large projects and work in team-based work cultures.
  • Background in student mentorship, development, and supervision
  • Interest in working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds

 Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Dawn Abt-Perkins, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success at abtperki@lakeforest.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is found.

 Institutional Information

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries. Lake Forest College is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest, with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  For more information about Lake Forest College, visit www.lakeforest.edu.