Under the supervision of the Assistant Provost for International Programs, the Director of the English Language Training Institute (ELTI) provides visionary leadership to support specialized areas within the Office of International Programs (OIP) including English language training and short-term intercultural programs. The team consists of full-time administrative staff members, full-time core faculty members, and adjunct instructors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:
Work closely with the Assistant Provost and the ELTI faculty to improve and expand the programs offered through ELTI to serve and meet the needs of international students and internationalization efforts.
Provide leadership and management of the ELTI Office
Develop and implement policies and procedures for the ELTI faculty, students and staff, including the institution’s data management requirements.
Coordinate under direction of the PDSO, the regulatory compliance for hosting international students in the ELTI program.
Maintain oversight and responsibility for the budget and general fiscal matters with support from the main OIP administrative unit.
Supervise the development and implementation of curriculum offered in ELTI.
Teach or substitute teach ELTI courses when necessary.
Oversee the International Instructor Language Support Program which provides International Teaching Assistants’ support and language consultation; language evaluation of international faculty; and programmatic outreach (e.g., workshops, resources) in compliment with the Graduate School.
Oversee Office of Intercultural and Educational Experiences (OIEE) which offers the inbound short-term intercultural training program component of ELTI in collaboration with the programming staff.
Develop, implement, and evaluate the international student recruitment strategy for EL
Serve as an engaged partner on the OIP senior leadership team, actively supporting the UNC Charlotte and OIP mission to strengthen international and global learning initiatives for the university.
Collaborate with the degree-seeking international admissions offices for graduate and undergraduate students
Maintain strong operational relations and partnership with pertinent offices that intersect with the mission of ELTI (e.g., housing, registrar, public safety, accounts payable, etc.).
Represent ELTI, OIP and the University effectively in both internal and external relationships.
Other duties as assigned
Accountability: As a member of the Office of International Programs s/he is accountable for:
Manifesting the Mission, Vision and Values of the University
Initiating programs and services that promote intercultural exchange, knowledge and understanding within and between the U.S domestic and international communities
Assisting in developing programs through which UNC Charlotte and the community can benefit from the presence of international students and scholars
Identifying problems, making recommendations, implementing solutions, and evaluating outcomes for programs/services
Developing cohesive programming that supports the needs of various constituent groups—within the Office of International Programs, the University, and Charlotte community
Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of all students
Minimum Education and Experience
Master's Degree in ESL, Applied Linguistics or closely related field
Five years of experience teaching ESL to non-native speakers in a post-secondary educational setting
Demonstrated experience and successful track record of accomplishment in university intensive English program administration and management
Three years of experience in developing ESL curriculum preferably for a variety of language levels
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including cross-cultural communication competencies
Responsibility for budget projection/management
Supervisory experience for administrative and instructional staff
Familiarity with immigration regulations as they impact IEP enrollments
Recruitment and management experience for international students and instructional staff
Evidence of commitment to the field of international education (demonstrated professional involvement: e. publications, presentations, engagement with TESOL, NAFSA or other relevant international education organizations)
Ability to travel within the USA and overseas
Promotion of effective engagement of U.S. domestic and international students through programs and/or classroom instruction.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Previous experience as a SEVIS Designated School Official and/or Alternate Responsible Officer
Affiliation with and leadership in NAFSA: Association of International Educators or other relevant international education association
Successful grant writing and grant administration experience
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as required by Department of Homeland Security to be eligible to fulfill requirements of a Designated School Official (DSO)
Additional Salary Information: Salary range for the Director of the English Language Training Institute is competitive. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, retirement, and more. Visit our web site at http://hr.uncc.edu/Benefits for details.
Internal Number: 7827
About Unversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 25,000 students consider UNC Charlotte's 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.