Director, English Language Center

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

ID: 7058554
Posted: July 16, 2019

Job Description

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Director of the English Language Center leads the University’s English Language Center (ELC) and ESL campus wide initiative.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Program Administration
• Provide visionary leadership to expand and shape UNCW’s CEA-accredited ELC
• Ensure the successful performance of the unit and its programs
• Maintain oversight and reporting requirements of CEA accreditation

Program Development
• Ensure growth of a balanced and diverse ELC program
• Develop an international recruitment and marketing plan to grow enrollment
• Develop new international partnerships and maintain ongoing ones (partner universities, sponsoring agencies, agents, etc.)
• Create marketing materials and manage a robust digital marketing plan
• Actively engage in recruitment travel both domestically and internationally

• Develop a multi-level, year-round curriculum to meet the needs of diverse international students
• Develop and implement new programs including, but not limited to: short-term customized programs, summer programs, pathway programs, and customized training programs for international students and professionals
• Oversee curriculum, meet with instructors, observe classrooms, and revise the curriculum as necessary
• Participate in the instruction of ELC programs, as needed

• Manage budget for receipt-funded program
• Actively seek opportunities to increase revenue

• Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate ELC faculty, staff, student workers, and Global Liaisons
• Lead staff meetings

• Attend and present at conferences
• Many of these responsibilities entail evening and weekend commitments (including international travel).
• This position requires a high degree of initiative, creativity and self-direction.

Detailed Job Description
Minimum Requirements
Master’s degree, preferably in TESL, linguistics, or a related field.

At least three years of experience in ESL administration.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position
•Experience designing and implementing new ESL initiatives, with a focus on enrollment growth.
•Team-oriented outlook, analytical and organizational skills, adaptability, a high energy level, creativity, self-direction, a positive and professional attitude, as well as first-rate writing and public speaking skills are essential.
• Ability to work evening and weekend commitments as needed.
• Ability to travel internationally several times per year


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