KAUST Gifted Student Program Coordinator

Raleigh, Wake County
Jun 05, 2014
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Position Number: 00104039

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Intensive English Program (IEP) serves as a gateway to undergraduate programs by offering intensive English training for conditionally admitted international students who are academically competitive but have not yet met the English proficiency requirements.

Essential Job Duties: The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Gifted Student Program (KGSP) Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the English language component of a one year foundation year program for gifted Saudi students administered jointly by NC State's Global Training Initiative (GTI) and Intensive English Program (IEP). The successful candidate will possess strong organizational skills, the ability to teach advanced level reading and writing appropriate for university applications, SAT/TOEFL preparation and skills required at the university level in addition to knowledge of the college application process, experience in curriculum design and assessment instruments, and the proven ability to work with a diverse international population. This position is housed in the IEP and will report to the IEP Director. Duties and Responsibilities: * Coordinate the English language classes for a group of 15-20 gifted Saudi students on a foundation year program sponsored by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); * Advise and mentor students on academic and personal issues; * Create, prepare, and administer assessment instruments designed to measure overall student success and program benchmarks in conjunction with the KGSP Program Director and IEP Director. * In cooperation with KGSP sponsor, schedule multiple TOEFL and SAT test preparation exam dates for students; * Contribute to, support, and promote the KGSP program through blog entries, newsletters, and social media, as directed; * Teach up to 10 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Courses to be taught will include Advanced level Reading and Writing especially as it applies to the SAT and TOEFL standardized tests, the research paper, and personal statements for university applications; * Advise and assist students through the entire college application process and provide extensive assistance and support on the personal statement;

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, ESL, or related field and 2-3 years of full-time experience (or the equivalent) teaching ESL at the post-secondary level

Department Required Skills : Experience teaching advanced level ESL writing courses, or freshman composition, especially the research paper; Familiarity with the SAT Writing sections; Experience advising students on academic issues; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; Experience working with a diverse multicultural student population; Proficiency using Microsoft Office software applications; Proven administrative experience.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, religion, customs, and holidays; Some knowledge of the Arabic language; Proficiency using Google Apps, social media and common blogging platforms; Experience in coordinating and administering a post-secondary English language program; Experience with learning management systems such as Moodle or Blackboard; Study abroad experience; for example, living in a foreign country as an international student or working overseas.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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