Director, American Language and Culture Program

Seaside, California
Salary is expected to be in the low $80,000s/annual
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director, American Language and Culture Program 

International Programs and Services

(Administrator II)


Apply Today!  Open until filled.  Application Screening Begins:  April 20, 2017

Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 7,600 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our campus is adjacent to one of the world’s most productive agriculture regions and some of its most attractive tourist destinations. The Pacific Ocean at our back door provides abundant recreational opportunities, as well as a site for innovative research that reflects our campus’s focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability.

The University offers incredible opportunities for personal and professional growth. CSUMB also offers competitive compensation and a tremendous benefits package including housing opportunities.


Under the general direction of the Executive Director of International Programs and Services, the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) Director plans, develops, and administers intensive English language programs and other custom programs for international students.  The ALCP Director markets and recruits for programs; hires, evaluates and retains instructors; and generates and manages resources and revenues.  To find out more about the program, please visit:  American Language and Culture Program  (

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates quality English as Second Language (ESL) courses, student activities and programs. Secures and manages contracts for custom programs. Collaborates with other CSUMB colleges and departments to establish joint programs and partnerships.  Serves as a representative and participates in the activities of selected professional organizations.  Develops and maintains contact with other ESL programs in order to monitor the market and competitive environment.
  • Administers custom programs and projects offered by the ALCP. Oversees support services for students, including immigration assistance, housing, registration and testing.  Coordinates and maintains liaisons with CSUMB Enrollment Services and other departments to ensure smooth operations.  Prepares students through culture and language instruction for entry into the university.  Oversees student assessment with a focus on learning outcomes as well as any student activities and programing.
  • Hires, trains, supervises and retains faculty, instructors and staff.  Evaluates and assesses instructor performance and course quality.  Provides leadership and motivation for faculty and staff growth and development.  Conducts regular instructor and staff meetings and coordinates professional development opportunities.
  • Generates and manages resources, containing costs and enhancing revenue.  Develops, justifies and monitors budgets for ongoing and new programs, balancing fiscal control and program quality.  Submits financial reports to the Dean of Extended Education and International Programs.  Explores and writes grants proposals and other funding projects as requested.
  • Develops and maintains academic, community, business, industry and government ties to promote the ALCP programs and related services to international and local clients. Researches market demands, markets and recruits for ALCP, and oversees media and website presence. Establishes positive working relationships with all campus entities.
  • Serves as a Designated School Official for the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge of: principles, problems, and methods of self-supporting program development and administration; and modern management and administrative techniques related to the development and implementation of appropriate methods of work planning, scheduling and coordination in a team environment to meet changing organizational objectives.

Skilled in planning and budgeting in a self-supporting environment. Excellent leadership, collaborative and communication skills with a commitment to quality service.  Sensitivity to diverse customs and cultures.

Ability to: manage change and optimize fiscal and human resources in a client oriented, self-supporting department; deal positively with the ever-changing international market; employ an entrepreneurial approach to providing creative and innovate educational programs; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; analyze situations, take corrective action and resolve conflict; handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines; work with a diverse population of managers, ESL instructors, university personnel, staff, international students, foreign dignitaries and sponsors; and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Linguistics, TESOL, or closely related field.
  • Three years of related professional experience with at least one year of experience administering English as a Second Language program.
  • Demonstrated record of successful program growth and development.


  • Three or more years of ESL administrative experience within higher education.  Program development and implementation experience. 
  • Previous experience teaching, traveling, or living abroad. 
  • Entrepreneur minded and ability to work in a very fast pace environment. 
  • Familiarity with Service Learning is a plus.
  • Service learning, reciprocal community partnering and/or field-based experiences in teaching and learning.
  • Commitment to transparency, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be self-directed in prioritization of tasks and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide analysis of unit data to inform evidence-based decisions information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs.
  • Collaborative, ethical, effective, timely and solutions-oriented communication and decision making
  • Outcomes-based education and assessment of student learning
  • Enhancing community relations and promoting the role of the College in the campus and externally.


  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with CSUMB.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083  as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
    • responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property;
    • access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit cards, and/or credit card account information; 
    • responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and
    • access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to University Police all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • This position will have responsibilities that require the employee to have either U. S. citizenship or permanent residency status in order to serve as a Designated School Official (DSO), per the Department of Homeland Security requirements.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • Due to the nature of the work, this position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, on a regular basis.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.      


Salary is expected to be in the low $80,000s/annual.  This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16-hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. For further information, please visit: Management Personnel Plan ( The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing (


  • Week of May 8, 2017              Screening Interviews
  • Week of June 5, 2017             On-Campus Interview
  • Early July 2017                       Start Date


If so, please visit: American Language and Culture Program Director at   Also see how we're Doing What Matters! at


For full consideration, submit the required documents by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above.  For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389.   For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map).  Please check the links provided for the respective hours. 

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to:  Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

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