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Associate Director, English Language Learning

Emerson College
Boston, Massachusetts
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Sep 22, 2021

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*Associate Director, English Language Learning*

*Target Hire Date*
09/27/2021 - 1 month to go
*Join our *community* and experience *Emerson College*!*

You will play a central and critical role in the placement of incoming undergraduate and graduate students into ELL (speaking and writing) courses. You will coordinate all English language testing/assessments for an ever-growing international student population. Also, you will teach two sections of the ELL writing courses each academic year, and be as a critical resource to campus stakeholders on all matters related to English language acquisition and training.

*Looking for *enthusiastic promoters of learning* who understand the learning and growth that takes place when students cross national borders, learn new languages, and come to understand different cultures. ***Be responsible for the development and implementation of a wide range of programs and support systems for all students transitioning to college-level study in the English language. *

*Your Manager*: Director of the Office of International Student Affairs.

*Your Direct Reports: 0*

*Key Partners: *Internationalization and Globalization team, Faculty (all locations), Graduate Program Directors (GPD)

*Key Responsibilities*

* Provide programmatic and administrative leadership and coordinate the development and implementation of a wide range of programs and support systems for all students transitioning to college level study in the English language.

* Teach and/or schedule all noncredit ELL workshops/courses throughout the academic year.

* Strategically plan and prepare overview of program management, curriculum development, assessment, student support programs, and strategic planning for ELL.

* Build partnerships across the College to enhance the ELL experience for students (international and domestic).

* Teach and/or schedule all ELL workshops for faculty and noncredit courses for students throughout the academic year: CC610, CC611, CC612, and CC613.

* Develop innovative cocurricular programs that foster the holistic development of international students on the Emerson campus (both inside and outside the classroom).

*Other Responsibilities*

* Responsible for the overall administration of the ELL program: review and make decisions regarding final student placements and advancement, review and develop ELL policies and procedures.

* Collaborate/ liaison with various campus stakeholders, administrative units to ensure the smooth facilitation and operation of Emerson's comprehensive English language support services and resources (i.e. partnerships with Writing and Resource Center, First Year Writing Program, Graduate Program Directors, etc.).

* Assess and enhance ELL programs consistently: curricular design and academic focused programming, analyze course, instructor(s), and program evaluations

* Develop and evaluate instructional approaches and procedures, and communicate them to teaching staff. In collaboration with the team, actively identify opportunities to expand and enhance the ELL program facilitate national TESOL/ESL accreditation processes and self studies and identify and apply for grant opportunities to support program expansion and enhance current offerings.

* Collaborate with others in the Office of Internationalization & Global Engagement (IGE) to develop marketing and communication plans to promote the ELL program campus wide, and ensure that IGE/ELL web pages and informational materials are accurate and accessible.

* Actively participate in the Office's strategic planning, assessment and reporting of IGE initiatives.

*Your Skills and Experience**:*

* Master's degree in TESOL/ESL, applied linguistics, or closely related field is required.

* Minimum of five years of directly related academic teaching, administrative and supervisory experience in English as a Second Language program administration and an extensive experience with ESL/ELL assessment and curriculum development, as well as instruction at a university based Intensive English Program.

* Extensive experience with ESL/ELL assessment and curriculum development, as well as instruction at a university based Intensive English Program.

* Demonstrated ability to build, maintain and strengthen organizational capacity in ELL at the College.

* Possess strong interpersonal, public relations and communication skills, with a demonstrated understanding of the prevailing issues related to international education in U.S. higher education in general, and international students in particular.

* Innovative thinker, possess a vision for providing high quality ELL services, and have a facility with current technologies (i.e. including relevant student and course management systems).

* International experience and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and empowering students is required.

*Preferred qualifications:*

* Professional experience teaching overseas, and/or working or studying internationally

* Competency in, or advanced study of, at least one language other than English.

Grade of Position: A17E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $73,550.00 - $77,100.00

This position will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

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*About Us*
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

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