Academic Coordinator - ESL and International Pathway Program

Job description

Category:: Professional Staff
Department:: Office of International Ed
Locations:: Fredonia, NY
Posted:: Jul 2, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time

About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Job Description:

The State University of New York at Fredonia ("Fredonia") invites applications for an Academic Coordinator, ESL and International Pathway Program whose primary focus will be on coordinating academic aspects of the International Pathway program and providing support for international students and instructors through effective organization and problem-solving. The ESL and International Pathway programs operate year-round and this is a part-time (approximately 20 hours week), 12-month, term-appointed SL-2 position (Instructional Support Associate). The position is represented by the UUP (United University Professions).

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.


Reporting to the Assistant Director of the ESL and International Pathway Program, the Academic Coordinator, ESL and International Pathway Program:

  • Supervises and supports part-time ESL instructors, conducts class observations and evaluations of teaching work, ensures appropriate documentation of attendance and progression data, and schedules regular teaching team meetings;
  • Coaches ESL instructors in effective teaching practices and arranges professional development opportunities;
  • Interacts with Fredonia faculty to integrate content from credit-bearing courses into ESL curriculum to prepare International Pathway students to progress into degree programs; Identifies and helps mediate skill gaps of ESL and International Pathway program students; Offers professional development and resources to Fredonia faculty for international students and English language learners;
  • Assesses and develops non-credit ESL curriculum, ensures successful delivery of the curriculum and that appropriate classroom teaching materials are available and functioning; Oversees student class evaluation process;
  • Interacts with the Registrar to enroll students in appropriate cohorted International Pathway courses;
  • Coordinate with academic support areas to offer additional English language and academic writing support to Fredonia students;
  • Develops programming for the ESL and Pathway programs related to American cultural adjustment and academic readiness; Organizes guest lectures and class visits with Fredonia faculty and staff;
  • Holds regular advisory meetings with students (every 4 weeks) and supports student success by conducting academic focus groups and entrance/exit testing;
  • Assists Assistant Director, ESL and International Pathway Program with the smooth organization and delivery of programs, maintenance of records, and advising ESL and International Pathway students on immigration/F1 visa issues, cultural adjustment, campus living, and problem solving;
  • Serve as DSO when the Assistant Director, ESL and International Pathway program is unavailable;
  • Supervises interns, student workers, and graduate assistants, as needed;
  • Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
  • Provide academic advisement to students;
  • Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.



  • Minimum of two years paid professional experience in higher education setting working with academic faculty and teaching ESL learners;
  • Working knowledge and experience with successful short-term visiting programs;
  • Valid driver's license or ability to obtain immediately at time of hire;
  • Demonstrated competence using Microsoft Office and Google Suite (drive, docs, sheets, slides);
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing:
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
  • Experience with instructional technology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.


  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Experience working with SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System);
  • Completion of SEVIS DSO training.
  • Experience working with academic faculty in the context of an ESL bridge to international pathway program that integrates ESL training with credit-bearing courses;
  • Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours week), 12-month, term-appointed SL-2 (Instructional Support Associate) position represented by UUP and scheduled to begin August 1, 2019.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by July 23, 2019 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV

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