International Programs
English Language Program

Job Details:
This is a full-time, annual appointment with the period of employment beginning March 31, 2014.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in TESOL, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics or a related field, or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree is required with preference given to persons with academic degrees. At least one year teaching experience in a college-level English language program setting. Demonstrated success in managing finances and budgets in a professional setting. Demonstrated success in supervisory management in a professional setting. Knowledge of the best practices for college-level English language programs and curriculum development. Experience working with non-native speakers of English. Experience with project planning and coordination. Effective verbal communication, cross-cultural, and interpersonal skills. Initiative and ability to work independently without close supervision. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty. Native or near-native proficiency in English.

Preferred Qualifications:
Significant experience teaching, living, studying, or working outside of the U.S. Proficiency in at least one second language. Knowledge of SEVIS and F-1/J-1 student visa regulations.

Reporting to the Director of International Programs, and collaborating closely with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office, the English Language Program (ELP) Coordinator oversees the daily operations of the ELP, and is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining ELP policies and procedures. The ELP offers year-round English immersion courses to non-native English speakers. The ELP Coordinator is responsible for conducting research on current ELP trends, recommending testing tools and curriculum changes, developing and implementing new customized program packages for ELP students, and updating the website with current relevant information that promotes the ELP. In addition to hiring, supervising, and evaluating teachers and staff for the ELP, the ELP Coordinator is tasked with developing a teacher orientation program, providing mentorship to new teachers, making recommendations regarding textbook selection, and teaching ELP courses when needed.

Maintaining program quality and conducting evaluations of program activities/components are integral components of the ELP Coordinator's set of responsibilities. The ELP Coordinator must maintain a variety of detailed records in a variety of written and electronic formats (e.g. media communications, budgets, program compliance, etc.) for the purpose of meeting program and annual reporting requirements.

The ELP Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating the required language proficiency tests for placement of ELP students, monitoring student progress, working with students who request class changes, addressing student concerns through academic advising, compiling and maintaining a profile summary (record of achievement and progress) for each student, and determining when students are to be exited from the ELP. The ELP Coordinator also develops co-curricular activities and social events to enhance learning outside the classroom, informs students about the ELP-related events, and establishes academic support to encourage intercultural communication between U.S. students and ELP students.

The ELP Coordinator works collaboratively with other campus units, including but not limited to assisting the International Programs Director with the ELP budget, collaborating with International Student & Scholar Services to coordinate and facilitate orientation and other services for new ELP students, and making recommendations for and actively engaging in ELP recruitment activities

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

To Ensure Consideration:
Applications received by December 31, 2013, will receive priority review. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae or resume; unofficial graduate transcripts; a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; and the names and contact information of three professional references. Materials must be submitted via the online application system.

Please direct questions to:
Ms. Nina Elskamp
International Programs, Royce Hall 111

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