Manager of ECU Language Academy - Office of Global Affairs
East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 52021
The Manager of the ECU Language Academy reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs. The position is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the university's intensive English program, the ECU Language Academy. The Manager of ECULA is responsible for assisting ECULA students from the recruiting stage all the way through matriculation into ECU academic programs. The position also works with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs to develop and implement strategies to provide language support to ECU students.
25% Administers the academic aspects of the program, including:
establishing and overseeing of curriculum that meets professional standards;
evaluating staff performance;
registering students for ECULA classes;
ensuring accurate academic placement of students depending on current English proficiency;
maintaining national accreditation of ECULA program.
25% Administers the logistical aspects of the program, including:
hiring and scheduling staff;
ensuring program compliance with federal, state and University regulations and processes;
overseeing the procurement of books and classroom materials;
working with Global Affairs staff to invoice students and collect payments;
liaising with departments on campus including student health services, parking services, student recreation center, OneCard office, etc. to ensure ECULA students receive necessary services.
25% Assists with recruiting, enrollment, retention, and matriculation of ECULA students, including:
assisting Director of International Enrollment and Engagement with ongoing recruiting efforts;
contributing to print/digital marketing, communication plans, website, and social media;
interacting with prospective students throughout their recruitment, particularly related to academic aspects of the ECULA program;
promoting and informing ECULA students about ECU academic programs;
assisting students applying for ECU academic degree programs;
liaising with academic departments to ensure smooth academic transition for ECULA students.
20% Coordinates resources on campus to help ECU students who need language support, including:
liaising with the University Writing Center staff to prepare them to provide academic writing support for ESL students;
coordinating with English Department to train graduate TESOL students on working with ESL students;
coordinating university efforts to provide tutoring resources for international students.
5% Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs.
This position is contingent upon available funding.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
1. Master's degree in Linguistics, TESOL, English, or Modern Languages 2. At least three years of university-level ESL teaching experience 3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate with a broad range of campus units and organizations 4. Excellent proven oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated intercultural communication and collaboration skills and experience working cross-culturally 5. Demonstrated evidence of continual professional development
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 929882
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Office of International Affairs in the Division of Academic Affairs coordinates all ECU student, community, faculty, and curricula-related international activities. (Among included activities are: education abroad administration; undergraduate international student admissions; international student advising and programming; international scholar services; administration of the ECU Language Academy, ECULA; administration of the ECU/Disney Hospitality Leadership Program; and coordination of ECU's internationalization efforts.) A comprehensive office for International Affairs is necessary to secure East Carolina University's position as a contemporary university addressing the concerns of a globally interdependent society.
East Carolina's commitment to promoting global awareness through both curricula and student services is expressed in ECU Tomorrow and the ECU Mission Statement. Only with the closely coordinated and highly visible center for International Affairs will this University be in the position to advance and enhance its international presence through academia, exchange, and economic development.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.