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Coordinator, English Language (EL) Support Services

Date 2013-02-05 01:02:13 Location : North America


Office of International Education


This position develops and coordinates all aspects of programming and curriculum for two semester-long and one summer full-time Intensive English Program (IEP) per year, involves overall responsibility for the academic and financial success of the IEP, provides direct academic assistance to and support for self-selected international and domestic students in need of English Language (EL) assistance, and develops and implements Short-term Visitors Programs (fee-for-service programs offered to assist units on campus in hosting student, faculty and other groups from abroad).

This position reports to the OIE Director; prior to each formal evaluation, the Center for Academic Resources (CAR) Director may also provide input. This position requires evening and weekend responsibilities, especially while guests are on campus. Travel is a possibility but is not guaranteed. There are no secretarial or support staff associated with this position; student support is a possibility contingent on budget.


• M.A. in applied linguistics, ESL, TESOL or related area with formal preparation in models, methods, and major interventions developed for EFL/ESOL students;

• Ability to serve as Designated School Official (DSO) and Assistant Responsible Officer (ARO) for F & J student programs (U.S. citizen or permanent resident, per federal regulations).

• Demonstrated experience in intensive English program development, management and supervision; methods of assessing English proficiency; curriculum development; and implementation of learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and metacognition;

• Significant EFL/ESOL-related teaching experience and demonstrated ability to guide reading, writing, grammar and discussion and to utilize techniques that can assist in providing successful learning experiences for EFL/ESOL students;

• Ability to fluently read, write, and speak in English; excellent verbal and written skills;

• Excellent listening and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact diplomatically with a diverse group of individuals, to develop rapport quickly and to communicate clearly and effectively with non-native speakers of English, all in a service-oriented environment;

• Initiative and ability to work independently without close supervision;

• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, performing successfully and with composure;

• Ability to independently address & solve complex issues through teamwork and consultation;

• Ability to make decisions with potential impact on international students and the University’s ability to fulfill federal mandates;

• Commitment to record-keeping, documentation and data management;

• Intermediate or Advanced proficiency in MS Office 2000 (Word, Excel, Access); ability to learn additional software packages as required;


• Significant experience teaching, living or studying abroad;

• Proficiency in at least one second language which is not a native language (this may be English);

• Demonstrated ability to assess instructional staff performance;

• Demonstrated ability to work within a given budget;

• Experience serving culturally and linguistically diverse students;

• Familiarity with historical, deep level cultural and educational issues relevant to at least one recent immigrant group in the United States;

Starting Date
March 11, 2013

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, twelve-month fixed-term terminal

Application Deadline
Review of applications begins immediately, and continues until position is filled.

How to Apply