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Date 2013-01-22 05:01:53 Location : North America

Office of International Affairs

Application Deadline:

January 29, 2013

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time/Benefit Eligible/40hrs wk./Mon-Fri/8am - 4:30pm


$33,218.00 – $49,837.00

Note: Job salary offers are generally made between the salary range minimum and the first quartile of the salary range.

Job Description:

This position will provide non-credit classroom instruction in English as a second language and to evaluate the ability of the student to successfully communicate in English. This position is supervised by the Program Director.

The Learning Skills Specialist will work with a number of departments on campus. He/She will work with the Student Program Administrator to develop workshops for departments. He/She will work with student services such as student health, counseling, immigration, New Student Programs and student life to develop programs that help ensure academic ease in adapting to a new environment.

The Learning Skills Specialist is expected to assist students in obtaining a high level of English proficiency so that the students can attend college or university in the United States. He/She should follow the guidelines set forth by the Intensive English Program and the Office of International Affairs. He/She will work with the Program Director and other IEP faculty to advise and encourage students, maintain IEP standards, substitute when needed, and attend staff meetings and staff social gatherings. This position also carries program responsibilities such as committee work and specific assignments within the program.

· Prepare and deliver instruction for classes in English as a second language in the Intensive English Program.

· Manage classroom environments, including assigning and correcting homework, evaluating students through self-developed and standardized testing.

· Attend staff meetings and conduct office hours; schedule and conduct language proficiency testing and provide results to administrators.

· Provide support in the process of program accreditation through Commission on English Language Program Accreditation; work on the AAIEP Program Self-Appraisal.

· Work with the Student Program Administrator to conduct annual program evaluations; work with faculty team to update the curriculum regularly.

· Assist in leading the weekly Global Connections (conversation partners) program.

· Assist in outreach programs such as International Friends, Celebration of Nations, Global Showcase, and area school outreach.

· Provide recruitment assistance.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) or a related area, is required.

· Two years’ experience in teaching English.

· Experience with teaching English as a second language is preferred.

· The individual has to plan and execute lessons for students in the Intensive English Program.

· The impact of this individual's actions will strongly influence students' academic success in the Intensive English Program.

· This individual has to show competence in solving classroom and students' academic problems.

· This individual has to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills both inside and outside the classroom.

· This individual will manage classroom environments to ensure optimal learning conditions

· Normal working conditions are in the classroom and the office, but occasionally the individual will have to take part in extracurricular activities and other activities that require the ability to carry up to 50 pounds.


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check