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Academic Director - Bridge at Manhattanville College


Date 2015-11-03 09:11:36 Location : North America


Are you looking for a leadership position in the field of international education? Are you passionate about fostering student academic success and making a difference in the lives of international students? Then this position may be right for you!

Bridge is seeking an experienced and dedicated Academic Director to manage its new BridgePathways Intensive English Program (IEP) at Manhattanville College. BridgePathways prepares international students for admission and academic success in U.S. universities.

About Bridge:

Bridge Education Group, Inc. (“Bridge”) has been a world leader in language education and teacher training for nearly 30 years. Based in Denver, Colorado, Bridge is a global company with operations in Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Through our 5 main divisions, we offer services in English as a second language (BridgeEnglish), education abroad (BridgePathways & BridgeAbroad), translations and interpretations (BridgeLanguages), and teaching English as a foreign or second language (BridgeTEFL). With just over 70 full-time employees and more than 350 teachers and trainers stretched across the world, Bridge comprises a diverse group of nationalities and cultures. Each year, we serve thousands of students, volunteers, and teachers from every corner of the globe. Please visit us at www.bridge.edu and www.bridgepathways.com

What makes Bridge different? Our people and our culture. Bridge is a multi-cultural and welcoming environment that is fast-paced, service-oriented and entrepreneurial. Our values and mission are an integral part of our culture: excellence, integrity, learning, innovation and teamwork. Transforming peoples’ lives through international education is what motivates us.

Position: Academic Director – BridgePathways (Full time)

Location: Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Reports to: Regional Director – North America

Start Date: December 2015



Summary of Responsibilities:

The Academic Director manages the entire instructional program at the University IEP Center.

As the Academic Director, you will:

Manage the overall student academic experience, from initial student testing and placement to graduation. Ensure student academic success and high customer satisfaction with instruction provided.
Ensure the quality and integrity of the curriculum and program.
Manage a high-performing instructional team, providing instructors with consistent professional development opportunities.
Act as the contact person for all outside parties and maintain good relations with the host university.
Manage the center’s resources and budget.
Teach as necessary, depending on enrollment volume.
Perform other administrative duties related to the management of the IEP center and its staff.
Desired Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant field (e.g., TESOL, Applied Linguistics)
Minimum 2 years of adult English language teaching experience
Minimum 1 year of experience managing high-performing instructional teams
Customer focus and passion for fostering academic success; sensitivity to other cultures
Strong oral and written communication skills
Problem solving and decision-making
Must have strong interpersonal skills, ability to work as a team and deal with potential conflict
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities at once
Skilled at using and leveraging new technologies
Compensation:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Bridge offers medical benefits, paid time off and other insurance benefits.
To Apply:

Please click the application link below to begin the online application process. Cover letter MUST include your salary requirements and available start date. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States. The company is looking to fill this position by the end of November 2015. You are encouraged to apply before November 9, 2015.
Bridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer