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Teacher and Program Coordinator (Continuing Education in Writing)

14 April 2010
Teacher and Program Coordinator (Continuing Education in Writing)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Masters degree with relevant experience required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates should have published and taught genre fiction and show evidence of competencies in most of the following: teaching writing skills, coaching and critiquing writers, program planning and evaluation, staff and ad hoc teaching supervision, excellent interpersonal skills, conference speaking, classroom management, teaching via distance as well as face-to-face, grant writing, personal computer and educational technology skills, budget management, and experience with non-traditional delivery systems.

Principal duties:

The person in this position works in a team environment to provide overall leadership, instructional expertise, and curricular oversight for continuing education in Writing, building on successful programs currently offered as well as introducing new lifelong learning opportunities via distance, and establishing professional collaborations. The position includes coordinating and teaching: credit and non-credit courses, at conferences, retreats, and evening and weekend workshops.

TEACHING. The person in this position will spend considerable time creating new courses, maintaining current courses, and teaching a variety of courses. The position requires excellence in teaching non-traditional courses and competencies in writing and publishing fiction.

MANAGEMENT, COORDINATION, and EVALUATION. This position requires skills in the planning, development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of Continuing Studies Writing programs; hiring, supervising and evaluating ad hoc instructors; collaborating with Division staff and professional colleagues; and providing leadership in monitoring marketplace needs and in the development of new program offerings.

Additional Information:

The program area includes one-day workshops on-site, several online workshops and major national programs such as the Writers' Institute conference, Write-by-the-Lake Writers' Workshop and Retreat, and the annual Weekend with Your Novel. The Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts is a cost recovery unit and expects staff to generate adequate program revenue from student fees, grants and other sources.

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