International ESL Program Director – Higher-ed Opportunities in North America

Posting Date: Feb 27 2017
Continent: North America
Country: United States
City: Multiple
Job Type :
Organization Type: Post- Secondary
Estimated Start Date: Apr 20 2015
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Overview: It’s Academic Educational Staffing supports universities and colleges in the US and Canada, recruiting senior-level administrators and faculty for their international programs and departments. Post-secondary International departments typically support a broad range of programs for international students focused on a combination of language, preparatory and degree level studies. International ESL Directors and Administrators are required for these programs to oversee the campuses and personnel. Responsibilities generally include coordinating all academic, administrative, operational, and student success aspects of the International program; administering both the academic and ESL components of curriculum and instruction; staff recruitment and development; coordination with the host university in faculty recruitment and development; student learning; program administration and enhancement; budget management; student support; admissions process facilitation; and ancillary sales and marketing functions.

Benefits: Attractive and competitive compensation for an International ESL Program Director typically ranges between $70000-$100000 per year, commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree; a doctoral degree is preferred. Experience in English as a second or foreign language is preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of seven years administrative/academic experience with increasing responsibilities in the educational arena; demonstrated skill in working within a university setting with in-depth understanding of higher education culture; at least two years of experience in a senior management position; demonstrated ability to build organizational capacity through conscientious efforts to attract and nurture top notch talent who will contribute to the overall quality of programs and grow professionally as programs continue to expand; the ability to work independently, from afar, with little supervision while maintaining affinity and allegiance to the organization; a comprehensive understanding and healthy appreciation for corporate higher education and public/private partnership; marketing and sales experience; budget and collections experience; strategic planning, project management, and change management skills; experience with current technology, including student management systems; international experience and demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism; strong interpersonal, public relations, and communication skills. The ideal candidate will be high-energy, motivated and enthusiastic, and have a solutions-oriented mindset toward challenges encountered.

Additional Details: Key areas of responsibility will include demonstrating academic leadership by developing and overseeing pathway curricula, and liaising with the host university on the academic curriculum; ensuring the center is well managed by launching and overseeing the day-to-day operations of centers, and ensuring a high standard of delivery across all center services; taking responsibility for student success and performance leadership by overseeing and participating in the design, development and delivery of a comprehensive academic and non-academic student support strategy; assisting with marketing, sales and admissions by actively contributing to the build-out of efficient systems and processes for applications and admissions; collaborating with the Marketing Director on strategic planning for attracting students to the institution; and ensuring compliance with all aspects of budgeting, finance, and collections.

Organization Overview: International post-secondary students continue to expand their contribution to colleges and universities in North America. Leading colleges and universities in North America have acknowledged this shift and strive to attract top international students. Expert faculty and administration staff are required to lead international post secondary programs. It’s Academic Educational Staffing has cultivated a strong network of college and university clients with extensive international departments and programs. If you would be a good fit for an International Program Director opportunity, please apply today with It’s Academic to be considered for future opportunities in this area; our service 100% confidential, secure and free for our candidates.