Public Education Specialist

University of California
United States
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Job Role
Public Education Specialist

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 30106049 Full Time 8AM - 5PM -

Position Information

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of International Programs, the Academic Director of English Language and Custom Programs serves as a key strategist for overseeing the development, growth, and management of new and existing ESL programs. The position designs, manages and administers English language programs for high school, university and professional learners including students from UCR University Extension global partners. Programs include but are not limited to short-term, custom, English for special purposes, certificate programs and English preparation as a pathway to other academic programs at UCR. In consultation with the Executive Director and other key stakeholders at UCR Extension, the Academic Director has general oversight for curriculum development and planning of Intensive English Programs, custom programs including special activities and services. The Academic Director, in coordination with the Immigration Officer, provides program-related student advising needs, including addressing student conduct issues and liaising with foreign escorts as required. The Academic Director is responsible for instructor recruitment, class scheduling, day to-day operations and implementation, budgeting, and instructor supervision, support and development. The position supports marketing and recruitment responsibilities, as well as seeks, develops and maintains collaborations and communications with internal and external partners with expert attention to and responsibility for success in student experience, content delivery and program logistics.

The budgeted salary scale for this position is $61,800 -$85,900 annually with placement within it being based on the individual's qualifications as they relate to this position.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field. Preferred


Condition Requirement Continuing education in related field. Required


Experience Requirement ESL instruction and / or ESL teacher training experience Required Curriculum design and development Required 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Experience providing effective advising to international students including program requirements and admissions processes. Required Business development, complex academic programming and management, and strategic partnership development in an international education environment Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required Travel Required Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, if driving a university/personal vehicle for university related business. Required

Minimum Requirements

Advanced knowledge of accredited and/or certificate program instruction and delivery methodologies, the organization, market and business strategies.

Advanced analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Ability to manage and complete multiple programmatic tasks simultaneously and with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.

Ability to assess complex situations, keep others informed and make decisions that benefit the organization. Ability to adapt to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities in a high volume environment. Ability to respond and remain flexible around changing priorities, fluctuating workloads and constant succession of inquiries.

Excellent ability to anticipate the needs of, respond to situations with flexibility and interact with a professional and welcoming demeanor to clients and staff. Demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative team environment and function as a supportive team member with academic and staff personnel at all levels.

Strong commitment to student success, instructor experience, and student I client service

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the organization's policies and procedures; advanced knowledge of functional area and understands how work impacts other areas of public educational programs.

Demonstrated complex project management and organizational skills including prioritizing, multi-tasking and tracking information while ensuring accuracy. Excellent time management and problem solving techniques

Fluency in a language other than English.

Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting and ability to monitor expenditures

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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