UC San Diego Extension's (https://extension.ucsd.edu/international-programs/home) International Programs (IP) unit is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and has an opening for Associate Director of its English Language Institute (ELI). This is a full-time, 12-month position, with an excellent, comprehensive benefits package.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for International Affairs, the Associate Director will be responsible for the academic leadership and administration of ELI as a self-supporting portfolio of ESL programs (which produce $8 - $10M annually in tuition revenue) and will have decision-making authority for the ELI in the absence of the Assistant Dean for International Affairs. Responsibilities include the hiring, supervision, and mentoring of teachers and staff, close communication and endeavors with them and other managers/coordinators and support staff of Extension International Programs, and careful attention to Extension International Program's positive business relationships with various overseas agencies and sponsors. The Associate Director will work closely with ELI's program coordinators and advisors to decide on and oversee curriculum revisions, create new programs and services, provide ongoing training and professional development for teachers and staff, and optimize the ELI's reputation and communication in order to maintain, increase, and diversify enrollments and programming.
The incumbent will strengthen existing business and seek new business for the ELI and Extension IP through direct recruitment work overseas, through proposal submissions to overseas partners and to sponsoring agencies, through the establishment and augmentation of educational pathways, and through campus collaborations that involve or have the potential to involve the ELI.
Successful candidates will demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
- Master's degree in TESL/TEFL, Applied Linguistics, or related field.
- Minimum 10 years of successful ESL teaching, with broad and deep teaching experience across all skills and proficiency levels (beginning to very advanced), preferably including 5 or more years of ESL teaching experience in intensive English programs (IEPs) in college or university settings.
- Substantial experience in curriculum development/revision for ESL courses, including the development and use of digital/online materials for the classroom and including the creation of curriculum for other ESL teachers to use.
- Minimum 5 years of ESL program administration experience, specifically with responsibility for the academic development/implementation and oversight of complex programs and including the direct supervision of ESL teachers and staff.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in TEFL course instruction.
- Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
- Excellent writing/editing and speaking skills for formal, academic contexts and for recruitment and promotional work.
- Experience managing budgets for expense control and compliance.
- Record of successful collaboration with colleagues and external constituents in relation to program administration and new business development.
- Demonstrated strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
- Experience teaching ESL/EFL overseas.
- Successful experience creating and growing new ESL programs in an academic setting.
- Experience developing academic policies and being responsible for academic policy compliance.
- Experience organizing and providing professional development for ESL instructors (presentations, class observations and feedback, coaching for success in teaching/classroom management).
- Experience advising international students on admissions requirements for U.S. universities.
- Successful experience with CEA accreditation.
- Proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
Starting salary of $85K - $95K at Continuing Educator 2 level and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial 12-month position, renewable annually, with 24 days of accruable vacation per year and full UCSD benefits package.
To apply for this position
Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01385.
Submit your application consisting of these six items:
- Cover Letter describing your interest in the position
- Curriculum Vitae – or – Resume: Your most recently updated C.V. or resume showing month/year that all employment started and ended. For teaching employment, must show number of teaching hours per week, approximate class sizes at all teaching jobs, and breaks in teaching work.
- Checklist: A checklist briefly describing the fulfillment of the nine required minimum qualifications listed in this position posting, as well as any preferred qualifications listed in this posting.
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity: Applicants should a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.
- Proof of highest degree attained
- References: Names and addresses (physical and email) of three professional references. Three letters of reference may be submitted with the application and must include the name and address of the reference.
Applications complete with all of the items above must be submitted by April 16, 2017 in order to be considered.
This position meets the requirements of a mandated reporter under California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). A background check is required for this position.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
San Diego, CA
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Checklist - A checklist briefly describing the fulfillment of the nine required minimum qualifications listed in this position posting, as well as any preferred qualifications listed in this posting.
- Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
- Proof of Highest Degree Attained
3-5 references required (contact information only)
How to apply
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- Provide required information and documents
- If any, provide required reference information