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Associate Program Director - ESL

Research Foundation at City College of New York
United States
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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General Description

The Associate Program Director - ESL will be responsible for the success and ongoing implementation of the program. The Associate Program Director - ESL will work closely with the Director of York College Learning Center (YCLC), who has overall administrative and financial responsibility for the program. The Associate Program Director - ESL must be able to juggle multiple tasks, supervise a team of nine (9), be organized, flexible and resourceful, and be able to work as part of a team.

Other Duties
  • Develop and support relationships with all Center staff to ensure smooth running of daily classroom operations for ESL & IELCE
  • Work with instructors to develop and implement effective contextualized, content-based curricula
  • Provide support to instructors and counselors to offer the highest quality service to students
  • Oversee and coordinate student intake, registration, testing, placement and promotions, class scheduling, and related program activities
  • Ensure that all record-keeping and data collection requirements are met
  • Assist the YCLC Director in ensuring program is in compliance with funding regulations
  • Assist the YCLC Director in program development and planning, hiring staff, and other aspects of program management, as needed
  • Disseminate relevant, applicable information regarding the ESL Program to teachers and administrative assistant
  • Attend professional meetings and conferences as needed
  • Stay current with trends in adult education and the ebb and flow of funding streams
  • Oversee and resolve any concerns, conflicts, or problems with ESOL student population
  • Teach ESOL classes two days a week
  • Monitor compliance of all tasks and responsibilities assigned to ESOL Instructors
  • Arrange work schedule to accommodate being present during evening session classes
  • Review data reports with administrative assistant and ensure that data is corrected when necessary
  • Meet weekly with YCLC's Director to discuss ESL program
  • Recruit participants for classes
  • Attend community events
  • Conduct monthly meetings with ESOL team
  • Conduct quarterly meeting with external partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor of Arts degree (Master's degree, preferred)
  • Bilingual (Spanish or French)
  • Demonstrated skills in human relations, leadership and mentoring
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience and/or teaching
  • Best Plus 2.0 Certified
RFCUNY Benefits
RFCUNY Employee Benefits and Accruals

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY's principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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