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Lead Instructional Consultant / Writing Specialist (Educational Resources Leader)

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentCTR FOR INNOVATIVE TCH & LRNG (BL-CITL-IUBLA)Department InformationThe Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides comprehensive services supporting excellent teaching and learning at Indiana University Bloomington, reporting to the Division of Undergraduate Education at Indiana University Bloomington. For additional information go here. The CITL has an active commitment to promoting equitable and inclusive teaching, and for building a supportive community for its staff and faculty clientele. Job SummaryDepartment Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides instructional support and guidance to faculty and academic units on using writing to teach, assignment design, and grading.
  • Trains Associate Instructors and other graders to respond effectively to student writing. Provides long-term planning for writing-related projects and initiatives.
  • Coordinates writing-related resources and projects within the CITL, including assignment design and teaching practice involving generative AI.
  • Directs outreach to departments, offices, and external constituencies in relation to Writing Program and CITL programs and services, including support for Writing Intensive and similar courses in the academic schools.
  • Keeps abreast of evidence-based practices and scholarship on writing theory/practice, and conducts and supports research as appropriate.General Responsibilities
    • Provides highest level of operational leadership and coordination of assigned staff members to define educational resources methodologies and standards; provides direction and guidance on high priority educational resources projects/initiatives.
    • Establishes short-term business plans and long-term operational objectives, including managing project timelines/deliverables and developing resource plans for multi-project/multi-phase educational resources initiatives.
    • Conducts a variety of personnel actions to include, but not limited to hiring, promotion, performance management, and dismissal.
    • Manages high level assignments and allocation of resources for the area of educational resources, including negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale educational resources projects with a wide audiences in support of academic initiatives.
    • Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment.
    • Researches and stays up-to-date on new industry educational resources standards, technologies, procedures, and metrics; responsible for the implementation of new protocols/procedures to address business needs.
    • Works collaboratively with other educational resources leaders across departments in recommending standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures.
    • Prepares management reports and summaries for senior administration, executive, steering and advisory committees; acts as advisor to executive committees; serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and task forces related to educational resources.QualificationsCombinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.EDUCATIONRequired
      • Master's degree in English or related fieldPreferred
        • PhD in Composition/RhetoricWORK EXPERIENCERequired
          • 4 years experience in related field
          • 1 year of management experience in related fieldPreferred
            • 5 years of experience in faculty development/consulting on writing instruction, writing program administration, and/or writing-center administration.
            • Experience with learning management systems and other instructional technologiesSKILLSRequired
              • Proficient communication skills
              • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
              • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
              • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
              • Excellent organizational skills
              • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
              • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
              • Instills commitment to organizational goals
              • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills
              • Effective conflict management skills
              • Builds and manages effective teamsPreferred
                • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
                • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
                • Knowledge of educational theories related to writing instruction
                • Experience creating equitable and inclusive courses and learning environments
                • Ability to collaborate successfully with others from diverse backgrounds
                • Experience with course management systems and other instructional technologies
                • Experience with Generative AIWorking Conditions / DemandsThis role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.Work LocationBloomington, IndianaThis is an in-person positionBenefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
                  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
                  • Dental insurance
                  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
                  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
                  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
                  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
                  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
                  • 10 paid holidays per year
                  • Generous Paid Time Off
                  • Paid Parental Leave
                  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: Sr. OperationalFLSA: ExemptJob Function: Educational Resources & TechJob Family: Educational ResourcesClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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