Under the general direction of the Director of International English and Professional Programs (IEPP), the Academic Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of a large and academically diversified set of ESL programs, with an approximate revenue of $4 million. The AC II supervises up to 15 full-time contract teachers as well as 5 to 25 part-time, by agreement, teachers. The Academic Coordinator II will specifically manage and oversee the Intensive English and Culture and Communication Programs. The 10-week Intensive English Program (IEP) is offered on a quarterly basis throughout the year with typical enrollment for of 200-300 year-round. The 4-week Culture and Communication Program (CCP) currently runs sessions in Winter and Summer, for a total of four months, with a total enrollment of 400-500. The AC II may also provide oversight of components of other short-term programs as needed.
The Academic Coordinator is responsible for program agreements for institutional partners which send students to IEPP programs. This involves working to ensure a coherent curriculum with customized components, as well as taking into account the institutional requirements of the sending institution. The Academic Coordinator pro-actively solves issues in the on-going management of these programs by meeting with interested parties (students, faculty, staff, overseas clients, etc.), analyzing factors, working out short term fixes and communicating solutions to all concerned. The Academic Coordinator is also expected to contribute towards building and adding to existing programs, with excellent service and programming in a process of continuous improvement.
The success of these programs depends greatly on excellent curricula and strong support for the many instructors who are hired to implement them. Courses are offered at different levels of proficiency and close coordination across the curriculum and within the level/section is necessary. The Academic Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that contract and by-agreement instructors are meeting the standards of the program and the curriculum is being implemented. Along with the Director of the IEPP, the Academic Coordinator recruits, interviews and hires all contract teachers and by-agreement instructors working within the IEP and CCP. The AC II is also directly responsible for ongoing supervision of all instructors working in the IEP and CCP.
The Academic Coordinator is responsible for the financial success of the Intensive English Program and the Communications and Culture Program. The Academic Coordinator must deliver programs that are financially appropriate within the financial framework of the International English and Professional Programs. The Academic Coordinator may be assigned to develop and implement other contracts or programs within the unit.
Master’s degree in TEFL, Applied Linguistics or closely related subject
At least 3 years of successful supervisory experience in a college or university ESL or EAP program
At least 3 years of teaching experience in a college or university ESL or EAP program
Record of innovative creative program development and program assessment
Proven expertise in curriculum development, using current best practices
Proven experience with and knowledge of up-to-date educational technology
Successful experience with proposal writing and developing proposal budgets
Outstanding professional, cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
Diploma or Certificate in TEFL from a recognized provider, such as CELTA, DELTA etc.
Experience with CEA accreditation
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UC Davis is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an integral part of the world’s pre-eminent public university system. It is one of 62 North American universities admitted into the prestigious Association of American Universities. The University is among the top ten public universities in the country, with number one rankings in the world for the study of veterinary medicine,... tops in the country for agriculture and forestry, and strong programs in many other areas. Established in 1960, UC Davis Extension is the continuing and professional education arm of the University. UC Davis Extension is an internationally-recognized leader in educational outreach for individuals, organizations, and communities. Last year, UC Davis Extension served students in all 58 California counties, all 50 States, and more than 100 countries, presenting more than 3,000 courses and generating nearly 60,000 enrollments. The Center for International Education is responsible for UC Davis Extension's international programs. The Center provides organizational leadership for UC Davis Extension international programs and partners with every college and school on the UC Davis campus as well as with more than 80 international institutions to design and implement educational and research programs for a global audience. The International English and Professionals Programs is one of four academic units within the Center for International Education. The Director of the International English and Professional Programs reports to the Associate Dean of International Programs at UC Davis Extension.