Associate Director or/Director of the English Language Center, UNLV Global Education Initiatives

Employer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Salary
competitive
Posted
Mar 11, 2024
Closes
Apr 10, 2024
Focus Area
Bilingual Education
Job Type
Full-time

Associate Director or/Director of the English Language Center, UNLV Global Education Initiatives [R0141067]

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for R0141067 Associate Director or/Director of the English Language Center, UNLV Global Education Initiatives [R0141067]

ROLE of the POSITION

The English Language Center (“ELC”) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (“UNLV”) invites creative, energetic, compassionate leaders who are qualified candidates to apply for the position at the level of Associate Director or Director of the English Language Center (“ELC Leader” / “Associate Director or/Director”).

Reporting to the Executive Director of International Student and Scholar Services (“Executive Director”), the ELC Leader is responsible for overseeing all functions of the ELC, including administration and budget, student advising, placement, teaching, assessment, and curriculum development in the Intensive English Program, credit-bearing English language courses, and short-term programs. The ELC Leader develops new innovative courses and curriculum, focusing on project-based learning, communicative language teaching, English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, and language and culture immersion experiences to enrich learning.

The ELC Leader teaches one class per semester (two courses per year) and serves as a curriculum resource guide for faculty. The ELC Leader works to foster among the ELC faculty a culture of sharing and experimentation in teaching and learning. The ELC Leader oversees all ELC staff and faculty, leads the hiring, training and evaluation process, and provides mentorship and teaching development opportunities.

The ELC Leader is responsible for establishing and managing a new innovative language and culture immersion programming space that will be an integral part of the ELC and include academic support, social connectivity—including a homestay program as an embedded culture and language experience for all international students. The ELC Leader also contributes to planning new campus support services to UNLV’s international and multilingual students, and occasionally to multilingual staff and faculty. 

The ELC Leader at the Associate Director-level works in close coordination with the Executive Director.

The ELC Leader at the Director-level works independently to achieve the stated goals. The ELC Director is also responsible for leading the ELC’s strategic planning, including strategic financial planning, curriculum planning, market research, and recruitment strategy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires the following qualifications and experience for each position level:

Associate Director: Minimum of 5 years total experience in the English language teaching field that includes at minimum 2 years of language program administration and supervisory leadership experience plus a minimum of 3 years teaching English to speakers of other languages in a higher education setting. Master’s degree in TESOL; or, a TESOL Certificate with a Master’s degree in a related field (second language acquisition, applied linguistics, curriculum and instruction or related field) from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Demonstrated experience with course design, materials writing, and curriculum development. 3-5 years supervisory experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.


Director: Minimum of 8 years total experience in the English language teaching field that includes at minimum 5 years of language program administration and supervisory leadership experience plus a minimum of 3 years teaching English to speakers of other languages in a higher education setting. Master’s degree in TESOL; or, a TESOL Certificate plus a Master’s degree in a related field (second language acquisition, applied linguistics, curriculum and instruction or related field) from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Demonstrated experience with course design, materials writing, and curriculum development. 5-7 years supervisory experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctoral degree in TESOL or related field (second language acquisition, applied linguistics, curriculum and instruction or related field)
  • Experience living and working internationally
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year composition classes and composition for multilingual writers documented in course evaluations in a higher-education setting
  • Demonstrated effective and creative use of technology for online teaching and assessment.
  • Robust record of contributions to the field, including conference presentations and active participation in professional development and associations.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching English to speakers of other languages in a variety of context and levels
  • Demonstrated experience with language program administration and managerial experience in TESOL settings
  • Demonstrated experience with course design and curriculum development
  • Experience providing academic support services 
  • Demonstrated effective leadership
  • Familiarity with requirements and specific needs of international and domestic students
  • Ability to effectively navigate federal, state and local regulations, as well as campus and system wide policies and procedures 
  • Active membership in professional organizations (e.g. TESOL, NAFSA) and evidence of knowledge of the latest innovations and developments in the field
  • Demonstrated experience with online education
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse groups of students/staff
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with members of staff and with other university units 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop positive working relationships with university administration, staff, faculty, students, and external parties
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of admission and enrollment, financial planning, student support, development and training of faculty, human resource issues, and facilities management
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence and support for diversity initiatives

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

PERKS

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on March 31, 2024.

Materials should be addressed to Gabriella Megyesi-Briese, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0141067” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both. 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.