UC San Diego Extension is a self-funded division of the University of California, San Diego. With an operating budget of approximately $50 million, the division provides continuing education to adults in a University context. In addition to a wide variety of professional and personal enrichment topics of study, Extension supports a television studio, a large English language program, a retired persons program, college preparation programs for high school students, a career enhancement center, and research relating to emerging industries and career opportunities. Participants and partners in Extension programs include individuals, corporations, government agencies and other academic institutions.
Extension’s International Programs unit is comprised of the English Language Institute, International Student Services, the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate programs, and various university credit programs for visiting international students.
The Associate Director will provide leadership and management of UC San Diego Extension’s English Language Institute, including the academic development and growth of all ESL programs. This involves the hiring, supervision, and mentoring of teachers and staff, close communication and endeavors with them and other managers/coordinators and support staff of Extension International Programs, and careful attention to Extension International Program’s positive business relationships with various overseas agencies and sponsors. The Associate Director will work closely with ELI’s program coordinators and advisors to decide on and oversee curriculum revisions, create new programs and services, provide ongoing training and professional development for teachers and staff, and optimize the ELI’s reputation and communication in order to maintain, increase, and diversify enrollments and programming.
The incumbent will strengthen existing business and seek new business for the ELI and Extension IP through direct recruitment work overseas, through proposal submissions to overseas partners and to sponsoring agencies, through the establishment and augmentation of educational pathways, and through campus collaborations which involve or have the potential to involve the ELI. Must be willing to have a flexible work schedule for occasional necessary evening or weekend work. Must be willing to travel for professional meetings and conferences, as well as overseas travel for up to two weeks at a time, several times per year. Must demonstrate flexibility, stamina, leadership, and poise in order to deal effectively with immediate challenges and to make/implement plans for future challenges.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for International Affairs, the Associate Director will be responsible for the academic leadership and administration of ELI as a self-supporting portfolio of ESL programs (which produce $8 - $10M annually in tuition revenue) and will have decision-making authority for the ELI in the absence of the Assistant Dean for International Affairs.
Successful candidates will demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.