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Job No. 140673

  • Job Title:
  • English as a Second Language Coordinator
  • Employer:
  • South Dakota State University
  • Location:
  • Brookings , SD
  • Posting Date:
  • 14-Mar-2019
  • Description:
  • Posting Text
    South Dakota State University is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and dynamic leader as Coordinator of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The Coordinator will provide leadership in all aspects of planning and supervision for the program. This position oversees a comprehensive ESL program to meet the needs of prospective and current international students as well as non-native English speakers in the local and regional workforce. This position is supervised by the Assistant Vice President for International Affairs. This is a 12-month, benefit-eligible position within the Office of International Affairs.

    SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    ESL Program Development and Management
    • Work with relevant campus units, assess ESL curricular and programmatic needs on campus and continually monitor and adjust ESL program to meet those needs;
    • Hire and develop quality ESL Instructors;
    • Supervise, mentor, and evaluate all ESL personnel;
    • Represent the ESL program to other campus constituencies;
    • Create and maintain ESL policies and procedures.
    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 assess students;
    • Implement assessment model to evaluate ESL curriculum effectiveness;
    • Develop and assess effectiveness of online ESL program.
    ESL Student Recruitment and Retention
    • Work 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: Master’s degree 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.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • 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.

    BENEFITS:
    South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

    This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; curriculum vitae; and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

    Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

    South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.
  •  Contact information:
  • South Dakota State University
  • Brookings, SD 57007
  • United States
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