Apply for Open Leadership Positions

Apply for Open Leadership Positions

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2016
Nebraska Writing Project Advisory Board Members

(Applications accepted starting February 2016)

The Nebraska Writing Project seeks Advisory Board Members to serve a renewable three-year term, beginning fall 2016. Appointment decisions will be made by the Director, after gathering advice from the NeWP Leadership Team.

To apply:
  1. Email a brief (one page maximum) letter to:
    Stacey Waite, Acting Director at: swaite2@unl.edu.
  2. Indicate in your message any particular experience or ideas you would bring to this 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.
  3. If you are new to NeWP, please attach a short resume or vita.
  4. 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.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2016
Nebraska Writing Project Co-Director

(Applications accepted starting Februrary 2016)

The Nebraska Writing Project seeks a Co-Director to serve a four year term, beginning fall 2016.  Appointment decisions will be made by the Director, after gathering advice from the NeWP Leadership Team.

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:

  • budget
  • institutes
  • 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.

To apply:

  1. Email a brief (one page maximum) letter to:
    Stacey Waite, Acting Director at: swaite2@unl.edu
  2. Indicate in your message any particular experience or ideas you would bring to this 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.
  3. 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.
  4. NeWP will begin accepting applications February 1, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2016
Nebraska Writing Project Technology Liaison

(Applications accepted starting Februrary 2016)

The technology liaison oversees the technology-based work of the Nebraska Writing Project. The technology liaison works with the Director and Co-Directors to coordinate the technology-based projects that support NeWP programs. In addition to monthly meetings with NeWP leadership, the technology liaison serves on the NeWP advisory board.  The technology liaison also maintains and implements technology for NeWP programs not supported by UNL, including but not limited to the NeWP interactive sites located on an off-campus server.  The Technology Liaison will also coordinate our annual relationship with the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA).

The technology liaison is a current or former teacher with an interest and expertise in educational technology who has the ability to work well with other teachers and NeWP leadership. The technology liaison demonstrates a commitment to the Nebraska Writing Project and understands how the use of technology enhances the teaching of writing.

The term of appointment is four years and may be renewed for an additional term.  Funds may available for travel to national conferences. Applications for this position are made to the director. The director chooses technology liaison in consultation with co-directors.

To apply:

  1. Email a brief (one page maximum) letter to:
    Stacey Waite, Acting Director at: swaite2@unl.edu.
  2. Indicate in your message any particular experience or ideas you would bring to this 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.
  3. If you are new to NeWP, please attach a short resume or vita.

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