Writing Support Associate

Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL4.3


College of Law

This position supports the Legal Writing Program as a member of the College of Law Faculty Support Office, to include managing Canvas sites, compiling and administering diagnostic grammar tests and follow-up post-diagnostics, providing editing exercises for students, hosting grammar workshops, and posting weekly/biweekly tips and short practice exercises. Establishes regular office hours to meet with students, attends Legal Writing & Research classes in order to be familiar with assignments, general concepts, formats, and terminology used by the Legal Writing faculty, and provides administrative/executive support to the legal writing faculty. Maintains program files and calendar of program assignments and events. Responsible for the preparation of exam materials for all law professors, including but not limited to: typing exam, copying exam, preparing supplemental exam materials, distribution and collection of exam materials, and securing all exam materials. Completes training activities and participates in departmental meetings and trainings as assigned by the supervisor.

High school diploma or equivalent and minimum of four years of relevant work experience are required, or a combination of post-high school education and experience equal to four years.

Candidates must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similar software, and Adobe Acrobat or similar software, and must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to maintain professional demeanor, to manage multiple work assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines, and to interact successfully with students, faculty, co-workers and supervisors, is essential.

Applicants who are applying, or planning to apply, to Florida State University College of Law will not be considered for this position.

Bachelor's degree in English, Communication, Education or a related discipline is preferred. Experience working with students and/or faculty is also preferred.

The College of Law prefers that applicants attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.
Contact Info

Derinda Kirkland
Florida State University
College of Law
Anticipated Salary Range

$32,000-$37,000, depending upon experience.
Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.
Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.
How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

The College of Law prefers that applicants attach a resume and cover letter to the online application.
Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=ers/application/application_veterans_preference, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.
Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.
Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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