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Supervisor III of ESL

Elgin Community College
South Elgin, Illinois
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person-students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors-feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college's mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Mon-Thurs 8-2, flexibility for special events

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 15 with a minimum of $29.71 and a mid-point of $39.62. Hourly rate offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College's compensation philosophy, and the current CBA, if applicable.

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of moderate difficulty by supporting and evaluating ESL students and instructors and ensuring grant compliance for the College. Work is distinguished by the ability to advise students and make recommendations for program enhancements. Direction is received by the assigned manager

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university and two years' experience in adult ESL instruction or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  2. Working knowledge of second language acquisition.
  3. Skill in conducting training.
  4. Skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and databases.
  5. Considerable skill in organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
  6. Considerable skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  7. Considerable skill in verbal and written communication.
  8. Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.
  9. Ability to self-direct and work independently as well as collaborate with a team.
  10. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required by the department's needs.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  1. Master's degree in TESOL or Linguistics.
  2. Knowledge of ICCB adult educational policies

Essential Duties:
  • Evaluate, train, and supervise instructors to effectively assess and teach ESL students.
  • Assist with interviews and hiring of ESL instructors.
  • Provide student support and services. Conduct orientations, assess and place students in appropriate ESL levels, assist students with questions and refer them to appropriate programs and services.
  • Develop, evaluate, and revise curriculum to be compliant with state regulations; make necessary changes to curriculum guide; evaluate and recommend ESL instructional materials and textbooks.
  • Collect accurate data and create reports for assessment and grant purposes regarding the ESL program.
  • Communicate regularly with ESL instructors and support staff to keep them informed of any institutional and departmental changes.
  • Collaborate with staff in designing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies for ESL students.
  • Assist in designing and implementing new departmental procedures to ensure efficient, streamlined procedures to enhance divisional outcomes.
  • Maintains required training, licensure and/or certifications
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws
  • Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  • Maintains an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  • Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality

Other Duties:
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the .
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 06/17/2024. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association(SSECCA) members that apply by 06/26/2024 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College's EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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