2450 Professional Learning Coordinator, Center for Writing in College, Career and Community


TITLE Professional Learning Coordinator, Center for Writing in College, Career and Community




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Center for Writing in College, Career and Community

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Arts and Letters


The Professional Learning Coordinator, Center for Writing in College, Career and Community (CWCCC) facilitates the development of Ozarks Writing Project (OWP) and CWCCC professional learning initiatives with school districts and coordinates professional learning by working with school districts, the CWCCC director, and teacher-consultants to develop and market professional learning and research to area school districts and community agencies, with a particular focus on rural schools.  The Professional Learning Coordinator, CWCCC coordinates recruitment activities for programs by working directly with school districts and other CWCCC programs and participating in formal recruitment venues.  The Professional Learning Coordinator, CWCCC is responsible for overseeing the CWCCC online presence.


Education: A Master’s degree in English, with an emphasis in Education, is required.

Experience: Two years of experience managing projects, programs, or partnerships at the school district, state, and national level is required.  Experience working with the NWP and federal grant programs is required; experience working with school districts is required.

Skills: Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required.  Organizational and project planning skills are required.  The ability to work independently is required. The ability to facilitate negotiations and aid in conflict resolution is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Recruits participants and coordinates professional learning by working with school districts, the director, and teachers to develop and market professional learning and coursework to area school districts and community agencies, including working with school leaders to develop professional learning calendars in concert and in communication with CWCCC initiatives.      

2. Serves as a liaison between the CWCCC, MSU, area school districts, and community agencies for addressing specified educational needs and helps coordinate professional learning activities that include English faculty by working with the director and teacher leaders.

3. Mentors key teacher consultants by training as needed in working with adult learners, for collaborative work with teachers in creating, delivering, and reflecting on argument writing lessons, and in protocols for evaluating student work, etc.

4. Coordinates the preparation of required and requested reports to area districts, external funding agencies, and external research groups regarding professional learning developed through CWCCC by maintaining a database of information on project activities, budgets, expenditures, formative project evaluations, and summative project evaluations.

5. Works with the Director, Office of Research Administration and Director, CWCCC to obtain significant funding support for programs and development projects by assisting University/school/community collaborations resulting in the preparation and submission of project proposals to local, state, federal, and foundation grant funders.

6. Develops and facilitates online and face-to-face courses and workshops that offer learning opportunities for CWCCC teacher consultants and local area school teachers.

7. Works with the director to assure compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant and prepares required grant reporting in a timely manner.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the supervisor.

10. Contributes to the overall success of the CWCCC by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Professional Learning Coordinator, CWCCC is supervised by the Director, CWCCC.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.