Director of the English Language Institute
May. 31, 2013
North Central College would like to take this opportunity to announce that applications are now being accepted for the full-time, exempt position of Director of the English Language Institute. This Director will develop a successful English Language Institute (ELI) including but not limited to its curriculum, personnel management, testing, programmatic elements, marketing and budget management. To communicate the benefits of both North Central College and its ELI programs to prospective students in collaboration with the International Admissions Staff. The nature of this position is such that a considerable amount of evening and weekend work is necessary. Also, travel requirements may at times result in the employee being away from home.
• Create a vision for the College’s new ELI program and communicate that vision to staff, faculty and students at North Central College.
• Design, deliver and assess a classroom experience that maximizes language learning. Recruit, hire, train and supervise professional ESL teachers that share the established vision for ELI. Design, deliver and assess a curriculum that meets ELI student need and creates a superior learning environment. Provide learning opportunities for employees and students; with current research, commercial publications, and current resources, in order to develop a professional learning community within the institute.
• Design, deliver and assess an out of the classroom student experience that makes maximum use of the College’s resources and location. Create an environment of hospitality, maximum learning, and cultural immersion. Supervise and advise students on their educational, social, and daily needs.
• Recruit, hire, train and supervise a graduate assistant to coordinate activities, travel, academic resources and programs particularly in the evening and on weekends.
• In collaboration with the Office of Marketing and Communicating, develop a program specific ELI marketing plan. Develop recruitment materials, an ELI website, and other marketing strategies. Create and distribute appropriate application materials. Develop and coordinate a communications plan with international College Representatives, the Office of Marketing and Communications and Admission staff to enhance enrollments in the program.
• Develop and execute a plan in conjunction with International Admission staff that ensures a healthy flow of enrollment into the ELI program. Make regular decisions on admitting, enrolling, receiving and communicating with new students in the ELI program. Develop a plan to encourage ELI students to enroll as full time North Central students when their English skill meets the College’s standards.
• Develop and coordinate an ELI annual and term-by-term schedule. Coordinate regular ESL testing of students for movement to the next level or into a degree program. Coordinate class schedules and room availability with the Office of the Registrar to avoid conflicts with existing course schedules.
• Coordinate with the International Student Advisor to ensure that students retain their legal status as full-time international students receiving language training. Insure a seamless transition should they advance to regular international students.
• In collaboration with Human Resources staff, design, deliver, and evaluate training sessions for College staff members and interested faculty.
• Work with residence hall and dining hall staff to ensure that ELI program students are appropriately housed and that any special dietary needs are met.
• Develop and monitor an institutional budget, forecasting revenue and expenditures connected with the program.
• Collect data for, draft and submit annual reports; detailing student enrollment and retention statistics and student movement to higher ELI levels or to a degree program.
• Teach one ESL course per term during the traditional school year.
• Perform other job related duties as appropriately assigned by the International Programs Office.
• A master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language or related area is required.
• Experience in a professional position relating to international college students is preferred.
• Experience supervising and developing educational programs for ESL students is required.
• Experience in teaching college ESL students with evidence of teaching excellence.
• The person in this position must be a United States citizen or permanent resident in order to satisfy the Customs and Immigration Service requirements.
Deadline for Applications: Open until filled
This is only a brief description of the position.
If you meet the above qualifications and wish to be considered a candidate for this position, please submit your materials electronically, including a letter of interest, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references, by using our online application. You may also submit the above application materials to:
North Central College, Office of Human Resources, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540
Or via Fax: 630-637-5755
Or via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org