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Program Director - TESOL and CACP

Date 2016-10-27 23:10:18 Location : North America

University of California, Berkeley

Program Director - TESOL and CACP

UC Berkeley Extension, the continuing education division of the University of California, Berkeley, has been building bridges between UC Berkeley and the public since 1891. UC Berkeley Extension serves the professional and continuing education goals of thousands of people each year. Extension's value-added service is an essential part of the University mission to: extend the research and scholarship of UC Berkeley to a global community; increase access to higher education for non-traditional, online and international students; and improve the workforce.

The Program Director (Continuing Educator I) for TESOL and College Admissions and Career Planning (CACP) develops and manages courses, contracts and curricula for domestic and international students. Current programs include two Type-A Certificate Programs. The Program Director is also responsible for developing new and innovative programming areas, including programs for an international audience. The Program Director is a 12-month annual term appointment, renewable contingent on funding and positive performance. This is not a teaching position. The Program Director reports to the Director of the Department of Humanities and Education.

This position is anticipated to start in December, 2016.

Develop new partnerships and program areas
Build relationships with campus departments and with local organizations. Use insights gained to develop new programming areas, new certificates, and new short-term programs.

Cultivate new relationships with universities, and explore new international markets.

Program oversight, administration, and logistics
Maintain academic quality of the programs. The portfolio consists of the certificate programs in TESOL and CACP.

Plan, develop, implement and revise existing courses and curricula to meet the audience needs (e.g. credit and noncredit courses, short courses, certificate programs, professional sequences).

Independently plan new and repeat course offerings each term and secure their academic approval. Review student evaluations and periodically visit courses to evaluate course content, instructor performance and administrative service support. Make changes in course and/or certificate content, methodology and instructors where needed.

Handle routine program logistics, including scheduling, information sessions, course approvals, and instructor support.

Recruitment and Orientation:
Recruit, evaluate, and renew qualified instructors and secure their academic approval. Meet with instructors and advisory groups, as needed, regarding course and program-related issues. Work closely with colleagues and program coordinators in the implementation course offerings and in achieving programmatic goals.

Financial Administration:
Produce an annual budget and ensure successful financial performance for the portfolio. Establish individual course
and program budgets each term in consultation with the Department Director. Periodically analyze and monitor revenue,

expenditures and budgets and make adjustments to achieve budgetary goals. In consultation with the Director, negotiate instructor compensation and other course related expenses.

Student Advising and Outreach:
Design and maintain an advising framework for TESOL and CACP certificate students. Offer front-line advising as needed. Counsel students about the curriculum. Resolve any student or instructor issues as they occur.

Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing Services department to create marketing strategies for all programs. Write web, catalog, brochure and/or promotional copy. Develop a social media strategy to maintain a strong community for prospective students, current students, and partners.


A minimum of three years' experience developing curricula and overseeing educational programs.
Experience in the field of TESOL and/or College Admissions

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Required by start date)
Demonstrated ability to achieve financial results in a highly competitive self-supporting environment.
Demonstrated ability to form successful relations with instructors, campus departments, and professional associations.
An ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.

A graduate degree in education or related field.
Experience with international students and programming.

Diversity Statement:
The school/department is interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education.

Family Friendly Statement:
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package and number of policies and programs are in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

The Campus Community:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http:/
We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits.
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a criminal background check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
For more information about UC Berkeley Extension, please visit:

To Apply:
Go to Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please provide three names of references along with contact information at time of application. Please submit your materials as PDF documents. Applicants' basic qualifications will be assessed at time of application. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. This position is open until filled. Contact Lisa Fuller, HR Manager at for further information.