The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks applicants for the Director of the Tutorium in Intensive English (TIE), a rapidly growing part of the Office of Global Engagement (http://oge.uic.edu).
With approximately 31,000 students and more than 13,000 employees, UIC is Chicago’s largest public research university and second-largest university employer. UIC is a vibrant, growing public Research I university in the heart of the globally connected city of Chicago. UIC has 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. Our mission, for our students as well as for our faculty and staff, is to provide access to excellence and success. The Tutorium has a central role in UIC’s global engagement and has two dozen faculty and staff.
The Director will oversee the Tutorium's Intensive English Program, English for International Professionals Program, and rapidly growing English language classes in our UIC Global English for Academic Purposes pathway programs. The Director is responsible for the overall functioning of all aspects of the Tutorium within the Office of Global Engagement.
Develop, administer and evaluate program’s unit policies and procedures. Design short-term program planning and long-term strategic planning process; oversee and implement short and long-term planning. Plan and implement comprehensive annual marketing plan aimed at local and international constituencies. Design and develop student recruitment and retention strategies. Assure continued compliance with Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) standards for accreditation and prepare annual reports for CEA. Work with students and/or sponsoring agencies to address/resolve immigration, housing, financial aid, insurance, immunization issues. Collaborate with UIC Global on pathway programs, including the UIC Global pre-sessional students.
Program Development and Management:
Evaluate new and existing instructional programs and courses including curricula and financial viability. Coordinate program’s collaboration with the UIC Masters in TESOL (MATESOL) program. Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) program of US ICE and remain current on immigration requirements of SEVP F-1 student visa program. Collaborate with Academic Director and Curriculum Coordinators on integration of technology in pedagogy of TIE programs. Coordinate with Academic Director on collaborative program with UIC Colleges and departments. Analyze enrollment trends to determine current and future program offerings. With Curriculum Coordinators design classes by conducting needs analysis, identify and hire instructors. Conduct program evaluations. Conduct workshops and training on various topics for international students. Work with professional and accreditation bodies to conduct site visits. Provide oversight for 4-classroom computer lab.
Fiscal and Staff Management:
Analyze fiscal and statistical report used for decision making both long and short-term. Develop and oversee program budget, maintain fiscal control while ensuring program quality. Monitor income and expenditures. Determine portion for instruction, marketing, recruitment and student services. Recruit, hire and supervise, evaluate and coordinate professional development of academic and administrative staff; conduct UIC’s annual evaluation program for all Academic Professionals, instructional and administrative, and Civil Service employees. Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
MA in TESOL or Applied Linguistics; PhD preferred. Knowledge of CEA accreditation process and program requirements. Minimum of five years teaching and administrative experience in a U.S. university-based Intensive English
Program (I.E.P.). Experience with budget modeling in higher education. Ability to work with international students and diverse populations. Understanding of immigration requirements for U.S. SEVP F-1 program.
For fullest consideration, please send a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three professional references by December 29, 2017 to https://jobs.uic.edu. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
University of Illinois at Chicago is Chicago’s largest public research university and second-largest university employer with approximately 31,000 students and more than 13,000 employees. UIC is a vibrant, growing public Research I university in the heart of the globally connected city of Chicago. UIC has 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and ...seven health sciences colleges. Our mission, for our students as well as for our faculty and staff, is to provide access to excellence and success. The UIC Tutorium in Intensive English has a central role in UIC’s global engagement and has two dozen faculty and staff.