Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, a Roman Catholic institution in rural southern Indiana, invites applications for the position of director of its Mader Learning Center to begin in August of 2018. The Center assists ESL students in mastering both fundamental and advanced reading, writing, and speaking skills to further their study of theology and their effective ministering in parish communities. In addition, the Center offers training to English-speaking students who need assistance in developing their study, writing, and/or spoken language skills. Responsibilities include managing the Center and individual and group tutoring. The qualified candidate must have administrative skills and experience in working with college-educated adults in the areas of language acquisition and accent reduction.
Masters degree in ESL, English, Education or related area with significant coursework/training in ESL
At least two years of ESL teaching experience with college-level students
High level of English proficiency
Effective communication and listening skills
Ability to relate to students, staff and faculty
Ability to design and teach courses using a variety of methods and materials
Familiarity with the use of recent technology for language acquisition
A familiarity with the Roman Catholic tradition
Ability to speak Spanish
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Administer the Mader Learning Centee
Offer individual and group tutoring to students in the seminary and Graduate Theology Program
Provide training and oversight of peer tutor program
Offer workshops on academic writing and research skills
Oversee Mader Learning Center language-learning resources
Maintain communication with the theology faculty
Attend faculty meetings
Salary is based on education and related experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but reviews will begin immediately.
Candidates should send a letter of application specifically addressing position requirements, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Dr. Robert Alvis (email@example.com).
About Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
The mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and laity to minister together effectively in the service and evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church and the world.The long tradition and rich Benedictine heritage of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology instill: a love of learning integrated with a lifelong seeking of God, a strong grounding in tradition and an ability "to attend to the signs of the times" (Gaudium et spes, 4), a love of the Church's liturgy and a personal commitment to a life of prayer and service, a sense of hospitality that welcomes Christ in each person and in the community of disciples gathered in Christ's name.