South Dakota State University is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic leader as Director of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The position will provide leadership in all aspects of planning and operations for the program. This position oversees a comprehensive ESL program and summer institute to meet the needs of prospective and current international students, as well as non-native English speakers in the local and regional workforce. This is a 12 month position within the Office of International Affairs.
ESL Program Development and Management
Working with relevant campus units, assess ESL curricular and programmatic needs on campus and continually monitor and adjust ESL program to meet those needs;
Hire & develop quality ESL instructors;
Supervise, mentor and evaluate all ESL personnel;
Develop and maintain a business plan for ESL programs;
Represent the ESL program to other campus constituencies;
Create & maintain ESL policies and procedures;
Manage ESL budget to ensure that the program is operating profitably.
ESL Curriculum Development and Management:
Direct and develop ESL curriculum to focus on academic preparation in English, creating a pathway program into South Dakota State University undergraduate and graduate programs;
Teach ESL classes as needed to include developing curricula and syllabi; delivering instruction; and assessing students;
Implement assessment model to evaluate ESL curriculum effectiveness;
Implement and continually assess effectiveness of online ESL program.
ESL Student Recruitment and Retention
Working with International Student Recruiter, develop and execute marketing plan to attract international students to SDSU;
Develop ESL student orientation for SDSU main campus as well as other collaborative agreement areas;
Act as an advocate and counselor for ESL students and provide guidance related to non-immigrant, cultural assimilation, and campus-wide issues;
Organize social and cultural events for ESL students.
MINIMUM (REQUIRED) QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Ph.D. in TESL, Linguistics, Composition/Rhetoric or related field (degree in hand by start date).
Experience: Minimum of three years experience in ESL teaching and administration required.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Professional knowledge of ESL approaches and methodologies, including assessment techniques, test/measurement principles, and instructional material design and development;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Comfortable and enthusiastic in a wide range of cultural groups and cross-cultural relationships;
Ability to communicate clearly in English to non-native speakers.
Familiarity with U.S. immigration regulations as they pertain to ESL students and programs
Goal-oriented leader with ability to initiate action plans
Experience with online course delivery formats
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; however, in order to receive full consideration you should apply by June 19, 2017.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” Paper and e-mail applications will not be accepted. The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference page. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. We encourage women and members of minority groups to apply.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,800 students. SDSU currently enrolls approximately 900 international students, with goals to increase enrollment in the coming years. Current ESL enrollment is approximately 20-30 students per term (fall, spring and summer).
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, ...a community of approximately 22,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.