The Writing Workshops Assistant is a part-time 20-25 hour per week position that is responsible for communications and administrative tasks in support of new and existing writing workshop programming at Millsaps College. The flagship of these writing workshops is the McMullan Young Writers Workshop, a residential creative writing workshop for high school students hosted on campus at Millsaps College in the third week of July. New workshops for additional age groups are in development, and the Writing Workshops Assistant would play a central role in supporting the launch of new workshop(s) by providing assistance with development of workshop programming, recruitment of workshop participants, and management of marketing and advertising efforts for the workshops.
The position also provides administrative support to the Centers for Writing and Academic Success, with regard to project management, budgetary support, and event programming. The Writing Workshop Assistant reports to the Director of the Centers for Writing and Academic Success.
- Assist the Director in managing operations for the Writing Workshops and Centers for Writing and Academic Success, including managing multiple email inboxes, maintaining appointment records in WCOnline software, event planning support, and responding to inquiries and phone calls.
- Maintain high-touch phone and email correspondences with prospective workshop participants and students employed in the Centers for Writing and Academic Success.
- Assist the Director in recruitment visits to schools and community sites in the Jackson metro area.
- Oversee budget management for the Writing Workshops and Centers for Writing and Academic Success, including but not limited to preparation of invoices, tracking of P-card purchases and production and submission of monthly budget reports.
- Assist with supervision, scheduling, time clock approvals, and oversight of student staff.
- Work with a team approach, assisting in all required areas within the Millsaps Writing Workshops programs and the Centers for Writing and Academic Success.
- Cultivate collaborative working relationships and a positive rapport with the diverse constituencies across the Millsaps community, including facilities management personnel, students, faculty and staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent mix of education and experience
- One to two years’ experience in administrative assistance or program support
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to varying technological environments.
- Strong attention to detail and process; strong project management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Proven relationship and people management skills, strong work ethic, collaborative attitude, enthusiastic about contributing to the success of Millsaps.
- Strong ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
- Able to effectively manage multiple projects and work under tight deadlines.
- Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds without assistance.
- Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license.
- Must be able to traverse college campus and climb stairs.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Occasional stooping, bending, lifting and reaching are required. Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.
Interested applicants should email a current resume and a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Writing Workshops Assistant” in the subject line of the email. Please include three references who may be contacted about your experience and past performance as part of the application process. No phone calls please.
Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.
A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.
It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact email@example.com.
Compliance with Title IX
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix. Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#file-complaint. Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: https://www.millsaps.edu/resources/title-ix/#coordinators) and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481, http://www.ed.gov/ocr.
About Millsaps College
Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.
Millsaps College’s Vision
Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.
Millsaps College’s Mission
Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.