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Learning Skills Specialist

Date 2014-03-18 09:03:13 Location : North America

International Affairs

Application Deadline: April 8, 2014

Full Time - Ten Month Position

Salary: $34,400.00 - $58,600.00

Note: Job salary offers are generally made between the salary range minimum and the midpoint 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. This is a ten month position.

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.

The Learning Skills Specialist is expected to assist students in obtaining a high level of English proficiency so that 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 accreditation through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, work on the AAIEP Program self-appraisal.
Work with Student Program Administrator to conduct annual program evaluations; work with faculty team to update the curriculum regularly. Assist with the weekly Conversation Partners program.
Assist in outreach programs such as International Friends, Celebration of Nations, Global Showcase and area school outreach.
Provide recruitment assistance.
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' classroom 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.
Preferred Qualifications

The impact of this individual’s action 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 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.

Missouri S&T is an equal opportunity employer

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. The University affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities by establishing the Equal Opportunity policy statement.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972*, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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