ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS COORDINATOR
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS COORDINATOR
Department: Center for International Studies
The ELLI Coordinator works under the general supervision of the Director of International Studies and is responsible for managing the teaching of English as a Second Language to non-native speakers of English. The incumbent will provide leadership and oversight for an array of non-credit intensive and part-time ESL programs.
Hires, orients, supervises, evaluates and provides feedback to faculty.
Coordinates professional development opportunities for instructors.
Responsible for program development including curriculum and syllabi design, textbook selection, and assessment that is informed by best TESOL principles and practices.
Prepares class schedules, reserves classrooms, assigns faculty, and registers students in classes.
Performs instructional duties as needed.
Monitors student progress and attendance for compliance to applicable immigration standards and advises students about appropriate behaviors and expectations; when appropriate, provides referrals to students in need of counseling.
Responsible for the planning and delivery of orientation for all incoming ELLI students.
Works with other university departments to coordinate the provision of student services and appropriate programs.
Maintains appropriate and adequate records on students, faculty, staff and the program according to university, state, and federal standards.
Monitors departmental materials including application forms, tuition rates, websites and marketing information.
Hires and supervises Graduate Assistant responsible for
international student activities.
Manages the solicitation of student feedback and assessment on all programs using surveys, meetings, and other channels.
Writes proposals, reports, program literature, and other communication materials as necessary.
Plans and implements ELLI international recruitment strategy.
Communicates with potential students using available communication modes including mail, phone, email, and in-person meetings.
Works regularly with departmental budget coordinator to ensure fiscal soundness of Intensive English Program and plan special programs.
Liaises with MA TESOL program as needed to facilitate practicum teacher training in ELLI classes.
Oversees ELLI admission processes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of admissions requirements and procedures
Knowledge of Department of Homeland Security regulations as they pertain to language training
Knowledge of the operation of personal computers and the use of software
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies within a diverse population
Ability to build collaborative relationships with other departments across campus
Ability to recruit and train faculty and confirm credentials
Ability to effectively supervise personnel and complete all associated personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information
Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to make sound decisions
Ability to accurately prepare records and reports
Skilled in oral and written communication; skill in interpersonal relations
Master's degree required in TESOL, TESL, TEFL, applied linguistics, or other closely related field with appropriate coursework in language acquisition and language teaching
Five years of successful full-time experience teaching non-native English speaking students at the post-secondary level with broad and deep teaching experience across all skills and proficiency levels
Three years of experience in ESL/EFL curriculum development including the development and use of digital/online materials for the classroom
Three years of progressive experience in ESL program administration, specifically with responsibility for academic development/implementation and oversight of complex programs
Three years of experience supervising personnel
Record of successful collaboration with colleagues and external constituents
Experience in assessment and placement of ESL/EFL students
Experience teaching in university-based Intensive English Programs
Experience managing university-based Intensive English Programs
Experience in Banner, specifically in admissions, course creation, and student registration
Experience managing faculty
Experience living oversees
Experience advising international students on admissions requirements for U.S. universities
Fluency in a foreign language