TITLE English Language Institute Academic Specialist
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2583
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Executive Director, English Language Institute
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Vice President for International Education and Training
The English Language Institute Academic Specialist teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, oversees curriculum and assessment design, develops and oversees supplemental programs, coordinates the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, oversees staff development, supervises new teachers, graduate teaching assistants, and practicum students, administers and evaluates tests, maintains student records, and advises ELI students.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or a Master’s degree in a related field with 18 hours of TESL coursework is required.
Experience: Three years of experience teaching ESL or EFL courses in an accredited college or university, including at least one year of teaching in an Intensive English Program at an accredited college or university, is required. 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 oral 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Teaches ESL courses in the ELI.
2. Chairs the curriculum committee, implements changes based on research and ideas gleaned from professional conferences, and oversees textbook selection and ordering of books and other educational materials.
3. Chairs the assessment review committee and implements changes based on research and ideas gleaned from professional conferences.
4. Serves as a resource to other teachers by developing and overseeing supplemental programs, including teacher-training seminars and special interest classes, developing and overseeing the mentoring program for new teachers, and conducting the new teacher orientation.
5. Oversees staff development by planning professional development activities, distributing information about upcoming conferences and other professional development activities, promoting the use of educational technology, conducting in-service workshops, and supervising new teachers, graduate teaching assistants, and practicum students.
6. Coordinates the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
7. Organizes and implements the new student orientation.
8. Advises ELI students and addresses student complaints.
9. Supports the ELI by administering and evaluating placement tests and final tests for ELI, maintaining student records, providing tutoring as needed, participating in pre-semester activities such as new student orientation and assisting new students upon arrival.
10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Director of the International Center.
12. Helps to ensure the success of the ELI by performing all other duties as assigned.
The English Language Institute Academic Specialist is supervised by the Executive Director of the International Center and may supervise ELI teachers, graduate students, and practicum students.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MAY 2019