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Manager of ECU Language Academy - Office of Global Affairs

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Commensurate with qualifications

Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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East Carolina University 

Manager of ECU Language Academy-Office of Global Affairs
Vacancy #: 929882
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Office of International Affairs in the Division of Academic Affairs coordinates all ECU student, community, faculty, and curricula-related international activities. (Among included activities are: education abroad administration; undergraduate international student admissions; international student advising and programming; international scholar services; administration of the ECU Language Academy, ECULA; administration of the ECU/Disney Hospitality Leadership Program; and coordination of ECU’s internationalization efforts.) A comprehensive office for International Affairs is necessary to secure East Carolina University’s position as a contemporary university addressing the concerns of a globally interdependent society.

East Carolina’s commitment to promoting global awareness through both curricula and student services is expressed in ECU Tomorrow and the ECU Mission Statement. Only with the closely coordinated and highly visible center for International Affairs will this University be in the position to advance and enhance its international presence through academia, exchange, and economic development.

Job Duties

The Manager of the ECU Language Academy reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs. The position is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the university’s intensive English program, the ECU Language Academy. The Manager of ECULA is responsible for assisting ECULA students from the recruiting stage all the way through matriculation into ECU academic programs. The position also works with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs to develop and implement strategies to provide language support to ECU students.

25% Administers the academic aspects of the program, including:

  • Establishing and overseeing of curriculum that meets professional standards;
  • Evaluating staff performance;
  • Registering students for ECULA classes;
  • Ensuring accurate academic placement of students depending on current English proficiency;
  • Maintaining national accreditation of ECULA program.

25% Administers the logistical aspects of the program, including:

  • Hiring and scheduling staff;
  • Scheduling classrooms;
  • Ensuring program compliance with federal, state and university regulations and processes;
  • Overseeing the procurement of books and classroom materials;
  • Working with global affairs staff to invoice students and collect payments;
  • Liaising with departments on campus including student health services, parking services, student recreation center, OneCard office, etc. To ensure ECULA students receive necessary services.

25% Assists with recruiting, enrollment, retention, and matriculation of ECULA students, including:

  • Assisting Director of International Enrollment and Engagement with ongoing recruiting efforts;
  • Contributing to print/digital marketing, communication plans, website, and social media;
  • Interacting with prospective students throughout their recruitment, particularly related to academic aspects of the ECULA program;
  • Promoting and informing ECULA students about ECU academic programs;
  • Assisting students applying for ECU academic degree programs;
  • Liaising with academic departments to ensure smooth academic transition for ECULA students.

20% Coordinates resources on campus to help ECU students who need language support, including:

  • Liaising with the University Writing Center staff to prepare them to provide academic writing support for ESL students;
  • Coordinating with English Department to train graduate TESOL students on working with ESL students;
  • Coordinating university efforts to provide tutoring resources for international students.

5% Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs.

This position is contingent upon available funding.


Minimum Education/Experience

  1. Master’s degree in Linguistics, TESOL, English, or Modern Languages
  2. At least three years of university-level ESL teaching experience
  3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate with a broad range of campus units and organizations
  4. Excellent proven oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated intercultural communication and collaboration skills and experience working cross-culturally
  5. Demonstrated evidence of continual professional development

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  1. At least five years of university-level ESL teaching experience
  2. Experience serving in coordinator role for ESL or international education office

Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #929882 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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