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Director, English Language Institute (ELI)

Date 2016-11-10 02:11:55 Location : North America

The English Language Institute (ELI) at University College provides instruction to international students at multiple levels. The Director's role is to provide strategic and logistical direction; be a model for entrepreneurial innovation, generate revenue by responding to Requests For Proposals (RFP's) & other means; and oversee 4 Full Time (FT) office staff, 2 Part Time (PT) office staff, 4 FT instructors & 10-20 PT instructors. The Director is required to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of international constituencies, governments and sponsoring organizations. The Director has a senior role as a member of the educational leadership team (Administrative Council) of University College's academic programming unit.

The Director oversees all management and operations for the ELI including proposal writing, planning and implementation, budgeting, administrative support, development of new strategies for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), cultural understanding, marketing the program, and the recruitment and hiring of faculty and staff. Of particular importance is working internationally to establish new markets. This will require the ability to write successful responses to requests for proposals and proactively build relationships that foster new cohorts. A seasoned professional with an existing network of relevant connections in the international community is preferred.

The Director will represent the program on a number of committees, in particular those involved with international education. In addition, the Director must have demonstrated ability in the following: curriculum development; successful program creation, management, & evaluation; conducting instructor observation & evaluation, working with a variety of delivery formats & pedagogical technologies, knowledge of visa regulations (particularly F-1 and J-1), and eligibility to serve as Designated School Official (DSO) pursuant to US Department of Homeland Security regulations.

The Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) will: be directly responsible for growth of the institute as defined by enrollments, revenues, etc.; oversee curriculum and program development; administer successful awards; provide guidance and supervision to instructors and staff; write proposals in response to RFP's; build and strengthen relationships with sponsors (necessitating domestic and international travel); recruit and hire instructors; manage the departmental budget; and perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.

MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or related field, Ph.D. preferred.
Minimum ten years of administrative experience including supervisory skills in an intensive English program.
Knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Experience living and working abroad preferred.

Minimum of ten years teaching English for Special Populations (ESP) & English as a Second Language (ESL).
Active in professional organizations (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors - NAFSA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - TESOL, etc.).

For a full position description and to apply, go to, (#033175). Cover letter and resume must be attached. Syracuse University is an AA/EOE.