Director of American Language & Culture Institute (Code 199734)

Worcester, Massachusetts
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clark University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) seeks to fill the position of Director of American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI). Reporting to the Associate Dean for International Programs, the successful candidate will oversee the intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) and Gateway programs. The Director will maintain the ALCI program budget, complete budget forecasts and monitor expenses and revenue, and will work closely with various members of the university administration to provide ESL programming and support for Clark students for whom English is not their native language. The Director will teach ESL courses as needed. Duties and Responsibilities The Director of ALCI will have a range of responsibilities that include managing the ESL program, ensuring that program goals and objectives are met and that student-learning outcomes are achieved, and managing the hiring, training and evaluation of ESL faculty. Other duties include developing Clark University’s Gateway program, which combines intensive English language training with academic coursework, and working with undergraduate and graduate programs to implement and sustain the Gateway program. In addition, the Director of ALCI will develop and achieve revenue goals for both the ALCI and Gateway programs, develop a marketing and recruitment plan for the ALCI program, and collaborate with SPS, International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE), Graduate School of Management (GSOM) and undergraduate programs to provide ESL programming and support, such as writing tutoring and workshops. Qualifications The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree and have a demonstrated ability as a successful and effective ESL/EFL teacher, will have experience working in an environment with a diverse client population and in the use of TOEFL testing process and scoring. A demonstrated ability to communicate successfully with international students and sensitivity to their needs and expectations is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with staff and constituents, have a demonstrated ability to make decisions and follow through to completion, , and the ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations. The candidate will have the ability to develop curricula and oversee instruction to English Language learners and the ability to research best practices in TESOL, using that knowledge to selects texts, develop instruction, and conduct program assessment. The ideal candidate will have expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications, the ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively, a working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques, and a working knowledge of budget policies and procedures. In addition, strong candidates will have the ability to analyze data and make accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistical techniques, experience using Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and the ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions. Clark is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their qualifications and experiences, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. This is a full-time, 40-hours per week, 12-month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many, many more. Review of applications will begin in early April. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to Applicants must reference Job code 199734 in the subject line to be considered for this position. Clark University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages members from historically underrepresented communities - inclusive of all women - to apply.