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Program Director (American Language Center)

Date 2015-09-22 10:09:24 Location : North America

UCLA Extension, a global leader in professional and continuing higher education, seeks an innovative and visionary leader to serve as the Program Director (Job Code PDA15) within the American Language Center. Reporting to the Director, the Program Director will be primarily responsible for academic and administrative development, direction, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of programs in teaching English as a second language (ESL) to non-native speakers within the Los Angeles and Southern California communities.

The Program Director will focus on delivering programs in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid, with the goal of serving new communities, underserved populations, public and private companies, and other audiences. The Program Director will ensure effective working relationships with UCLA faculty and UCLA Extension instructors, experts in the field, and leading practitioners, as well as other UCLA Extension academic and administrative staff in the design of programs. The Program Director will be responsible for the administration of self-supporting cost centers that generate fee income revenue and will be responsible for maintaining a financially sustainable program area.

Candidates must have administrative experience in a university environment, be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity and be familiar with educational methods and technologies in traditional classroom settings and online delivery. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required. Masters, or other advanced degree in ESL, Education or closely related field is required. A doctorate is preferred. Competency or near fluency in one or more foreign languages required.

Serving a vital community outreach and engagement role for the UCLA campus, UCLA Extension is the largest organization of its type in California and is considered to be one of the top 10 programs in the United States. UCLA Extension serves 50,000 students per year with over 5000 classes and over 2500 instructors. UCLA Extension is entirely self-supporting, receiving no state or campus funding for its operations. Thus, the incoming director must have demonstrated success in budget management and fiscal responsibility.

Salary Range: $70,104 -$84,432 annually depending on experience and qualifications. The position is a renewable two year academic appointment. The University offers excellent benefits including full health, dental, vision, and retirement plan. For more information about UCLA Extension, please visit www.uclaextension.edu.

Please submit CV, cover letter in addition to three references to: Job Code PDA15

Roksana Bahram, Recruiter

10995 Le Conte Ave., Suite 613

Los Angeles, CA 90024-2883 or e-mail: resumes@uclaextension.edu or Fax: (310) 206-4629

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Additional Salary Information: The University offers excellent benefits including full health, dental, vision, and retirement plan.
Internal Number: PDA15