CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2014
Nebraska Writing Project Advisory Board Members
The Nebraska Writing Project seeks Advisory Board Members to serve a renewable three-year term. Appointment decisions will be made by the Director, after gathering advice from the NeWP Leadership Team.To apply:
- Email a brief (one page maximum) letter to:
Robert Brooke, Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Indicate in your message any particular experience or ideas you would bring to that position. Please indicate as well your experience with the NeWP network through programs such as Summer and Rural Institutes, mini-grants and reading/writing groups, teacher-research team work, etc.
- If you are new to NeWP, please attach a short resume or vita.
- NeWP will begin accepting applications February 1, and continue until suitable candidates are found.
The NeWP Advisory Board is a group of 20 – 25 teachers representing rural, urban, and suburban communities in the state who give advice, direction, and leadership to the Nebraska Writing Project.
NeWP Advisory Board Members are involved in the following:
- evaluating the NeWP site in relation to the NWP’s model, as well as the NeWP’s many networks and initiatives
- advising the NeWP Director and Co-Directors on the development and initiation of new programs to serve Nebraska’s teachers better
- providing leadership in the many NeWP programs, especially inservice and continuity programs to other teachers and communities served by the NeWP network
Appointments to the Advisory Board are made for a three-year renewable term, which begins and ends at the summer NeWP Board Retreat. Attendance at the semi-annual Advisory Board Retreats in January and July is expected. Nebraska Writing Project covers room and board for the Board Retreats.
The Nebraska Writing Project seeks a Co-Director to serve a four year term. Appointment decisions will be made by the Director, after gathering advice from the NeWP Leadership Team.
- Please send a brief (one page maximum) letter or e-mail to Robert Brooke, Director, Nebraska Writing Project. Postal address: English, 202 Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0333. E-mail: email@example.com.
- Indicate in your message any particular experience or ideas you would bring to that position. Please indicate as well your experience with the NeWP network through programs such as Summer and Rural Institutes, mini-grants and reading/writing groups, Leadership Board, teacher-research team work, etc.
- If you think the Director and Co-Directors may not already know your relevant background and experience, you may attach a short resume or vita.
- NeWP will begin accepting applications February 1, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Co-Directors advise the director in setting priorities for Nebraska Writing Project (NeWP) activities and support the NeWP director in initiating and overseeing all aspects of the Nebraska Writing Project, including the following:
- inservice offerings
- continuity programs
- teacher research
- partnerships with Nebraska education institutions and community programs.
Co-directors may also initiate new NeWP programs, oversee existing programs, and secure grants to support and develop NeWP programs.
One co-director leaves the leadership team on a rotating basis at the end of each year. Applications for this position are made to the director. The director chooses incoming co-director after consultation with current co-directors. While the needs of NeWP at a given time are the priority, an effort is made to have the four co-directors represent the diversity of Nebraska's schools along grade level and geographic lines. Co-directors are experienced teachers in the NeWP network, have established their commitment to NeWP, and demonstrated leadership skills by serving on the NeWP advisory board or in other NeWP programs.
Co-director terms begin and end at summer board retreat, and the appointment is four years. Co-directors attend monthly meetings and collaborate with director to plan winter and summer board retreats. Funds may be available for travel to NWP events and conferences.