UC San Diego — Writing Tutor Coordinator

Hiring Salary Range:  $55,000.00 – $63,000.00/Year

With direction from the Director of Writing and Communication Learning Services, the Writing Tutor Coordinator is responsible for leading and managing comprehensive, campus-wide writing support programs for UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students that enact our commitment to promoting equity and inclusion within our programs and services. The Writing Tutor Coordinator will ensure consistency and success of established writing, tutoring, and support programs, oversee the quality of one-on-one and group-based writing consultations, assist with writing-focused workshops, and ensure writing-related academic support program alignment with university needs and priorities.

The incumbent will be expected to: exercise independent judgment in developing, interpreting, and applying program principles, practices, and policies; supervise the on-boarding and support of academic student employees (ASEs); provide mentoring, training, supervision, and performance feedback to ASEs; collaborate with the Programs and Services Coordinator to develop and implement marketing and outreach efforts; and work collaboratively with the Teaching + Learning Commons staff.

The Writing Tutor Coordinator will develop, oversee, and maintain materials and procedures related to the training, professional development, and performance evaluation of ASEs. In addition, the Writing Tutor Coordinator will develop and implement practices and standards related to recordkeeping, research activities, policies, and operations. These will be designed and implemented to reflect research and best practices in the field as defined, for example, by organizations such as the International Writing Centers Association and research from relevant academic journals and conferences (e.g. The Writing Center Journal). The Writing Tutor Coordinator will contribute to research and evidence-based assessment for the Teaching + Learning Commons by analyzing user data, compiling and designing impact reports, and collecting information metrics that inform decision-making. The Coordinators will also meaningfully contribute (and lead whenever appropriate) efforts to improve and innovate writing-related academic support services.

  • Scheduled work shifts may fall outside of regular work hours and may include evenings and occasional weekends.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and at least two (2) years of experience working in writing-related peer education programs in a higher education setting; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience in student learning support. Master’s degree in relevant discipline preferred.
  • Effective interpersonal skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, groups, college departments and external organizations, practicing active listening and clear assertive communication skills.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making. Makes timely, informed decisions. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and develop and lead projects. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, keeping track of information or work in progress, ensuring accuracy, multi-tasking, and handling interruptions appropriately. Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess needs and develop strategies to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Knowledge of current research and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific, student-population specific).
  • Knowledge of program development, data gathering, assessment, and evaluation skills. Experience conducting assessments and using data to inform decision making. Ability to track, compile, maintain and prepare statistical data.
  • Experience designing and implementing performance assessments and/or assessments of training effectiveness.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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