Center for English Language & Orientation Programs
Boston University's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP), one of the longest continuously operating intensive English programs in the country, seeks a creative, collaborative, and seasoned leader to serve as its Managing Director. This is an exceptional opportunity to steward a center at a leading global research university in a city that is a worldwide hub for higher education. The Managing Director will be a strategic leader with creative vision, extraordinary energy, and the personal qualities to inspire and lead the center to continued success in teaching English language and cultural competency to a diverse group of international students.
Founded in 1975 as an integral part of Boston University's Office of Global Programs, CELOP has helped international students improve their English and understanding of U.S. culture and the American higher education classroom for more than 40 years through a range of programs including semester-long classes and shorter customized experiences. Today, CELOP enrolls close to 1,100 students in 13 programs annually and is known for its strong academics. CELOP faculty are leaders in the field, authors of well-known and respected textbooks, and active members of professional organizations. Many students have gone on to great success in business, entertainment, and government after participating in CELOP programs, while others have enrolled in some of the top universities in the world after taking CELOP courses.
The Managing Director will join CELOP as it is focused on its future and on carving a path forward for short and long-term success and enrollment growth in a competitive environment. In collaboration with CELOP's instructors and staff, and working closely with the Vice President and Associate Provost (VP/AP) for Global Programs as a member of the Global Programs leadership team, the incoming leader will be the architect of a strategy that supports the growth and excellence of CELOP. The Managing Director will engage and lead CELOP's instructors as the Center critically examines and prioritizes the opportunities before it. The Managing Director will also encourage and foster opportunities to develop new programs by leveraging Boston University (BU) and by proactively communicating and building deep relationships with other units within BU's Office of Global Programs, across the University, nationally, and internationally.
The successful candidate will be a skilled administrator who can creatively lead an educational venture as part of a comprehensive international office within a large university environment. The Managing Director will be committed to academic quality and to the international student community, while helping to support the University's global strategy. The Managing Director must be a consummate communicator and an entrepreneurial leader who inspires others, has a keen understanding of faculty, and possesses the ability to build partnerships across cultures and countries. A Master's degree in a relevant academic discipline is required and an outstanding record of leading through transition with experience in growing enrollment is highly desired.
As part of the BU Global Programs leadership and reporting to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, the Managing Director provides direction for all activities of the Center, including strategic planning; academic program development and delivery; business development; finance; operations; marketing and recruitment; admissions; and student services.
Boston University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals should be sent in confidence to:
Greg Esposito, Managing Associate
Morgan Sharoff, Senior Associate
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. BU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.