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ESL Programs Director


Date 2013-02-26 02:02:01 Location : North America


The English as a Second Langauge Programs (ESLP) Director is the main contact person for students seeking to enroll in Campbellsville Universityís ESL Programs. The ESLP Director will manage, in coordination with the Center for International Education, TESL Coordinator, and MA TESOL full-time faculty, all staff, faculty, and student-related matters. The ESLP Director is responsible for all academic matters related to the programs at the ESL Institute, TESL endorsement/certificate programs (undergraduate and graduate), and MA TESOL program, including but not limited to budgets, program development, curricular updates, assessment and accreditation, strategic planning, testing, placement, registration, and advising students. The ESLP Director will also be responsible for recruiting, hiring, and overseeing adjunct and full time faculty. The ESLP Director will manage and oversee the daily operations of the ESL Institute and TESL / TESOL programs.

The ESLP Director will report to the Assistant Dean, Center for International Education. She/he will be expected to provide high quality services to the international and domestic student population befitting the Christian mission of the university. The position is a 12-month contract, subject to annual renewal.

Responsibilities:

The ESLP Director will manage and oversee the daily operations of ESL Programs, which will include setting, monitoring, reporting, and utilizing effective and appropriate stewardship with regard to the specific ESLP budget each fiscal year.

The ESLP Director will be responsible for all academic matters related to ESL programs, including but not limited to program development, strategic planning, curricular updates, assessment and accreditation, student testing, placement, registration, and advising.

The ESLP Director will work in conjunction with university stakeholders to develop and implement agreements and relationships with community businesses, foreign institutions, and other groups to market ESL Programs.

The ESLP Director will be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of adjunct and full time faculty to teach programs offered through ESL Programs.

The ESLP Director will develop and conduct professional development workshops of adjunct and full time faculty teaching programs in the ESL Programs as well as organize and direct staff and faculty meetings through the academic year as deemed appropriate.

The ESLP Director will work in conjunction with university stakeholders to organize, plan, and implement summer ESL Institute workshops and camps. The ESLP Director will be the main point person directing the structure, frequency, and dates of the camps and workshops.

The ESLP Director will work to maintain, review, revamp, and where necessary and appropriate develop new curriculum for the programs offered through ESL Programs to uphold the high quality expectations of the academic experience at Campbellsville University.

The ESLP Director will work collaboratively with the Center for International Education, the Office of Admissions, the Campbellsville University - Louisville Education Center, as well as any and all university offices to assist with the recruitment, retention, matriculation, and graduation of students studying with ESL Programs and Campbellsville University as a whole.

The ESLP Director will provide leadership with scheduling classes, review classroom capacity and assignments, and secure instructors for all scheduled courses. The ESLP Director will be the initial approving authority for these activities within ESLP.

The ESLP Director will monitor and provide continued evaluation and modification of the academic programs offered through ESLP.

The ESLP Director will actively serve on university committees and undertake leadership roles on university committees when appropriate or when appointed by the Assistant Dean, Center for International Education or Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The ESLP will be responsible for decisions regarding student academic matters and consult, when necessary and appropriate, with the Assistant Dean, Center for International Education or Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for assistance with university regulations, protocols, and policies.

Specific teaching load per academic year will be determined by the Assistant Dean, Center for International Education and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, with final approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, in consultation with the individual.


Requirements
Successful applicant must have experience in managing an intensive English program. She/he must have experience in assessing and placing students whose first language is not English in the appropriate skill levels. The applicant must possess a minimum academic qualification of a Masterís degree in TESOL (or related field) from a regionally accredited college or university and experience in an appropriate field or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary. Applicants who possess a Ph.D. credential with appropriate combination of training and/or experience are preferred. The applicant must possess advanced knowledge of cross-cultural adjustment and communication theory.

The successful applicant must have high level of English proficiency.

The successful applicant must have familiarity with U.S. federal law governing non-immigrant students and scholars. Must possess proven administrative, organizational, fiscal, advising, group facilitation and public speaking skills. The applicant must have the ability to maintain a patient and flexible approach to working with students and scholars and interpreting legal issues while handling a heavy work load. Applicant must have study/work experience abroad. Fluency in a foreign language, or willingness to continue study of a foreign language, is a must.

U.S. Driverís Licenses is required.

The ESLP Director will work a standard week consisting of office hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm. However, evening and weekend hours may be required at the beginning and end of the cohort sessions.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.