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Director of International Gateways

Date 2012-12-04 02:12:17 Location : North America


San Jose State University (SJSU) College of International and Extended Studies invites qualified candidates to submit applications for the position of Director for International Gateways (IG). Reporting to the Dean of the College of International and Extended Education, the Director plans, coordinates and administers diverse English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, supervises academic and operations personnel, interfaces with campus units regarding student support services and assists with program marketing and recruitment.

International Gateways is a completely self-supporting program within CIES. It has an annual enrollment of more than 600 students, representing 23 countries. This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to develop an already strong program into a model of innovative international education. The position offers scope for creative program development and expansion of international programs with business, government, and industry in the Silicon Valley and abroad.

Two programs make up the IG unit:

Studies in American Language

This division of IG is a year-round, intensive English language program for international students planning to attend an American college or university and others who wish to improve their English skills for professional or personal reasons. Courses include:

♦ Academic and Test Preparation

♦ Active Communication in English

International University Studies

This program provides specialized intensive language and content-based instruction for international student or professional groups. Semester programs expand the SJSU opportunities for non-degree international students. MBA Preparation helps students enhance the skills necessary to succeed in the MBA and other graduate business programs in the US. Customized programs are designed to meet the pedagogical and scheduling needs of each group.

♦ Semester @ SJSU

♦ Special Group Contract Programs

♦ MBA Preparation


Administration and Development

Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of quality ESL courses,

student activities, and programs

Develop program contingencies or alternatives to anticipate ever-changing international market

Manage contracts for custom programs

Develop and implement plans to recruit and retain international students

Manage change and optimize fiscal and human resources in a client oriented, self-support


Maintain strong links to SJSU Enrollment Services to assure smooth operation of Conditional


Assume responsibilities for exploring and writing grant proposals and other funding projects as


Develop and maintain contact with other ESL program directors to monitor the market and

competitive environment

Collaborate with other SJSU College/Department administrators to establish joint programs and


Serve as representative and participate in the activities of selected organizations as assigned by the

Dean of CIES

Oversee support services for students (immigration assistance, housing, registration, testing, etc.)

Perform all other duties that may be required for this position


Provide leadership and motivation for faculty and staff growth and development

Oversee the hiring and retention of faculty

Direct faculty assignments (classroom, curriculum development, overseas representation)

Train, supervise, observe and evaluate faculty and staff

Conduct instructor and staff meetings on a regular basis and as needed

Coordinate professional development of instructors and administrative staff


Generate and manage resources with particular skill in containing costs and enhancing revenue

Develop and justify budgets for ongoing and new programs

Monitor budgets, maintaining balance between fiscal control and program quality

Prepare and maintain fiscal records and submit term and annual financial reports to the Dean of

CIES on income, expenditures and financial status of IG

Marketing and Public Relations

Research market demands

Oversee social media and website presence

Develop, nurture and maintain reciprocally positive relations within CIES and with SJSU faculty

and administrative units

Develop and maintain academic, community, business, industry and government ties, as

appropriate, to promote IG programs and services for both international and local clients

Market and recruit for IG programs as required



A core component of this position is the establishment of effective working relationships with all campus and community entities. A high presence is required as well as positive interactions with:

Campus administration

Program faculty, staff, students

International partners

Vendors and local community agencies ________________________________________________________________________

Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience + Excellent Benefits


Demonstrated high degree of creative talent and energy

Ability to deal positively with the ever-changing international market

Proficiency in preparing budgets and managing fiscal resources

Demonstrated ability to work with senior level administrators to effect change

Ability to employ an entrepreneurial approach to providing innovative educational programs

Excellent leadership, collaborative and communication skills with a commitment to quality service

Sensitivity to diverse customs and cultures and ability to deal effectively with a wide range foreign dignitaries and sponsors


Masterís degree from an accredited institution in Linguistics, TESOL, or closely related field.

Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in higher education administration (preferably in an

Intensive English Program)

Practical knowledge of and experience in current issues in the management operation of self-support programs.

Demonstrated record of successful program growth and development.

Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population of managers,

ESL instructors, university personnel, office staff and international students.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Previous teaching, travel, study/residence abroad preferred.


In carrying out the above duties, the Director must be willing to work irregular hours, including weekends and evenings, and to travel locally and abroad as required.


To apply for this position, you may submit a letter of interest and a resume or an application. An application and other information may be obtained from the Foundation Human Resources Department, through the Foundationís web site at, or in person by visiting the Foundation, located at 210 N. Fourth Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA (corner of St. James & Fourth St.) An application will be required for those interviewed.

San Jose State University Research Foundation Attn: HR/Job Code IG-DR 901
210 N. Fourth St.
San Jose, CA 95112