Under the guidance of the Linguistics Department Chair or designee, the Program Coordinator has overall strategic, operational, and administrative responsibility for the English Language Center (ELC). This includes responsibility for the facilities, resources, staffing, policies, communication, curriculum, assessment, training, and evaluation necessary to accomplish the ELC vision and mission.
Building global leaders in English language teaching, learning and research.
As a lab school, the English Language Center supports BYU's Department of Linguistics by facilitating the teaching, learning, and research of English as a second language. The ELC achieves this mission by:
Providing BYU students with opportunities to apply university study in practical contexts and to develop excellence in English language teaching, tutoring, curriculum design, materials development, technology use, assessment, evaluation, and research.
Providing ELC students with the highest quality teaching of foundational and academic English in a research-based curriculum.
Sharing our scholarship by presenting and publishing our relevant experience, research, and resources for the benefit of others.
The ELC Program Coordinator provides effective leadership to ensure the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of the ELC. This includes promoting and facilitating the ELC vision and mission among all relevant stakeholders; closely monitoring all day-to-day operations of the ELC; fostering a positive working and learning environment that promotes excellence, respect, unity, and collaboration among administrators, teachers, staff, and students; maintaining effective and ongoing communication with Department leadership; reviewing, refining, and implementing effective policies, processes, procedures, and initiatives, ensuring that each enables the fulfillment of the ELC mission as reflected in Departmental priorities; overseeing and facilitating all research conducted at the ELC; allocating resources appropriately; and initiating rigorous evaluation of all aspects of the ELC to enable improvements needed to fulfill the ELC mission.
This also includes support and oversight of coworkers in areas such as operations management; teaching, curriculum development, and implementation; assessment and technology; student advisement and support; office management; and skill area supervision (reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, etc.).
Employee Class: Administrative
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: General office or other equivalently good environment
Physical Exam Required: N
Desired Start Date: 08/01/2019
Job Close Date: 04/15/2019
Documents Required at time of Application: Required: Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation 1, Letter of Recommendation 2, Letter of Recommendation 3, Resume
Minimum education/experience required:
Master’s Degree in TESOL or related field
Experience teaching in an intensive English program
5 years of administrative experience
Experience with curriculum development and assessment
Evidence of effective scholarship
Able to model effective teaching practices
Able to mentor student-teachers and student-researchers
Effective interpersonal communication skills
PhD in TESOL or related field
10 or more years teaching ESL/EFL
5-7 years of administrative experience in an intensive English program including teacher training
Extensive knowledge of curriculum development and assessment practices
Record of ongoing scholarship
Extensive knowledge of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines/ Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) certification
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: #80367
About Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University is situated at the foot of the stunning Wasatch Front of the Rocky Mountains in Provo, Utah. BYU, one of the largest privately-owned, church-related institutions of higher learning in the United States, was founded in 1875 and is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of BYU’s 30,000 plus full-time students, more than 70% come from outside of Utah, representing all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. The Department of Linguistic, in the College of Humanities, offers three undergraduate majors: Linguistics, English Language and Editing; along with three minors: Linguistics, TESOL and Editing. Linguistics also has two graduate programs: TESOL and Linguistics.