The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Composition and Rhetoric seeks its next Web Coordinator to maintain, monitor, and update the organization’s website. The Web Coordinator typically collaborates with CFSHRC Executive and Advisory Board members as needed. Approximate time on task averages 5-10 hours per month, with some periods of the year being slower or busier (e.g., prior to CCCC or FemRhet). Proficiency with WordPress is required.
The CFSHRC Web Coordinator performs the following activities:
- Filtering and responding to user questions as well as general questions about the website;
- Working with Peitho editors to upload each issue of the semi-annually published journal, overseeing the process of archiving past issues, and liaising with the Peitho editorial team as needed;
- Coordinating the PayPal portion of the site (e.g., radio buttons, membership information) in collaboration with the Treasurer;
- Working with the CFSHRC Archivist to maintain the group’s administrative archive;
- Maintaining and (as needed) updating website style guidelines.
Timeframe and Remuneration
The web coordinator serves a two-year term, typically starting on May 1 and ending on April 30, although an earlier start date is both possible and preferable this term in advance of some of the new initiatives at 4Cs.
There are no geographical restrictions on this position, as the role can be performed remotely at the Web Coordinator’s convenience.
Compensation is $500 over a two-year term, plus complementary registration for one conference each year, either to attend CCCC or FemRhet.
We seek applications from graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars committed to helping the Coalition maintain and expand its strong presence in the field through digital means. All applications will be considered, but strong candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Academic training and/or scholarly interest in one of several fields, including rhetoric, composition, feminist historiography, data design, or technical and professional writing;
- Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining websites with shopping carts and PayPal connections;
- Strong English language skills;
- Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills both on and offline;
- Commitment to serving the CFSHRC, which is the intellectual home of a diverse and growing group of scholars whose interests span histories of studies in gender and sexuality and feminist research in rhetoric and composition.
Coalition members are encouraged to apply, but applicants need not be current members. Interested candidates should submit a brief letter of interest and current resume or CV. The latter should include URLs to sites designed or maintained, or access to other digital projects representing the candidate’s range of interests and abilities. Materials should be emailed to Lisa Mastrangelo (email@example.com) and Tarez Graban (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 15, 2016.