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  • Posted on: 3 July, 2015 Deadline: 31 July, 2015
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  • The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

    The University offers an American – style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. In ten years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

    Writing Centre Teacher

     

    SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    Instructors are responsible for teaching and improving students’ English language levels (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).

    Detailed Listing Of Responsibilities:

    • Improving English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of AUN students.
    • Working in conjunction with the Writing Center to better cater to student population.
    • Preparing students for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Developing a curriculum for English that takes an overall approach to English study

    Requirements For The Position:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required; Master’s degree is an added advantage.
    • 1-2 year(s) minimum experience teaching English writing and reading
    • Strong English grammar and reading skills
    • Strong critical thinking skills
    • Demonstrate skills in using Microsoft Office Packages
    • Must possess excellent communication skills.
    • Must be flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances at workplace

    Other Requirements, Abilities For The Position:

    • Flexibility to adjusting to new situations and/or changes
    • Passion for the English language and teaching
    • Proactivity in the work environment
    • Working efficiently and continuously with a positive attitude.
    • Highly developed communication skills
    • Ability to meet set deadlines
    • Flexibility with time as completing certain tasks might involve working overtime.
    • Good organizing skills
    • Wants to learn
    • A good work ethic

    Description of Benefits:

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

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    Coordinator Writing Center/Administrative Assistant

     

    SUMMARY OF POSITION:

    The Coordinator Writing Center / Administrative Assistant position is to oversee Writing Center tutors, to assist with tutoring when needed, as well as assisting with institutional effectiveness for the unit. Responsibilities include, initiating and supporting writing projects, tracking data, programming, assessment, and external reporting needs for the Writing Center. Other duties include, but are not limited to maintaining Writing Center’s facilities and equipment while doubling as an Administrative Assistant, making presentations, and scheduling workshops and training sessions for tutors, faculty, and staff to support Writing Center activities.

    DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Performs a wide variety of coordination of the various components that make up the Writing Center such as collaboration with E+ instructors.
    • Provides help and advice to staff and students in locating, selecting and using the Writing Center resources and facilities.
    • Supports the Director by screening and managing where appropriate incoming calls and email, help with correspondence schedule calls and meetings and keep appointment calendar up to date, assist with planning travel, make appointments for visits, help with special projects, complete other administrative duties.
    • Coordinates Writing Center tutors, prepares and manage Writing Center schedule.
    • Maintains and operates database records, generates reports and statistics on the utilization of the WC activities.
    • Coordinates various activities and events to support and enhance Writing Center’s agenda.
    • Performs professional activities relevant to writing center leadership and administration
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Learning Resources Center Director.

    Requirements for the position:

    • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized tertiary institution
    • At least 3 to 5 years increasingly responsible office support/administrative experience
    • Demonstrate skills in using Microsoft Office Packages
    • Must possess excellent communication skills
    • Must be flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances at workplace.
    • Experience in coordinating a writing center

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

    • Energetic, dynamic personality
    • Ability to perform consistently under pressure and to work cooperatively with others while producing results.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to run several projects at the same time simultaneously with high level efficiency meeting deadline
    • Excellent organizational skills with ability to plan and prioritize tasks.
    • Familiarity with use of technology in writing intensive classes
    • Flexibility with time as completing certain tasks might involve working overtime
    • Able to work outside of normal working hours and weekends when needed.

    Description of Benefits:

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

    Method of Application

    Suitably qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to recruitment@aun.edu.ng before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    AUN is an equal-opportunity and non-discriminatory employer. For more information on AUN, please visit www.aun.edu.ng

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