TITLE English Language Institute Instruction Specialist
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2577
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Executive Director, English Language Institute
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Vice President for International Education and Training
The English Language Institute (ELI) Instruction Specialist teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, writes, administers, and evaluates tests, maintains student records, assists in curriculum and assessment design, and advises ELI students.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education/Experience: A Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or in a related field with a minimum of 18 hours of TESL coursework and one year of experience teaching ESL in an Intensive English Program in the U.S. is required. In addition to the required experience, overseas teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Demonstrated professional involvement in the field by having presented at a conference and/or publishing in TESOL-related journals is preferred.
Skills: Must have demonstrated skills using Microsoft Office applications and conducting research using the internet. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Fluency in at least one other language in addition to English is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provides instruction to students learning English by teaching ESL courses (with the specific number of hours taught weekly to be specified in the individual’s employment agreement and/or on the Personnel Action form).
2. Supports ELI administratively by administering and evaluating placement tests, implementing prescribed academic curriculum and assessments to meet performance goals for students, maintaining student records, assisting in curriculum selection and development by serving on committees as appointed, and assisting in student advisement.
3. Contributes to a learning environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
4. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses and conferences, and attending training and/or courses required by the Executive Director, ELI or the ELI Academic Director.
5. Helps to ensure the success of the English Language Institute by performing all other duties as assigned.
The English Language Institute Instruction Specialist is supervised by the Executive Director, ELI and may supervise graduate students and practicum students.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MAY 2019