St. Mary's University
  • 04-Oct-2019 to 18-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Center for International Programs
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Pay; Generous vacation, sick, & holiday benefits; Excellent health & welfare benefits with 100% tuition assistance available.

The Director for the Intensive English Program (IEP) is a full-time position and reports to the Associate Provost of Academic Operations. Responsibilities include developing and overseeing the core IEP curriculum, hiring and supervising the program's instructors, coordinating the assessment and placement exams, and managing day-to-day administrative duties as well as supporting the needs of English language learners on campus and the community.


The Director of IEP will lead the program in continuing the process toward accreditation through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). Responsibilities include leading an outstanding group of instructors and administrative staff in the Intensive English program with a commitment to the use and implementation of SLA theories, methods, and technology in English Language teaching and Learning.


The Director of IEP will serve as the face of the program, which will involve a high volume of student interaction, and student service, with a focus on assisting students as they move forward and progress into their degree programs. They will also, as directed, interact with international partners in developing pipelines of students into each of the programs.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Coordinate with University stakeholders to establish the academic, enrollment, revenue, and internationalization goals of the IEP
  • Interact with international partners in developing pipelines of students into each of the programs in coordination with Enrollment Management, the Center for International Programs, and the Office of the Provost
  • Direct and manage the IEP and grow the program
  • Produce and deploy online courses, short-term IEP/cultural immersion programs,
  • Create Bridge and Foundation programs
  • Hire and supervise all IEP adjunct faculty; monitor instructor performance through regular evaluation and classroom evaluation
  • Oversee the processing of IEP applications & manage IEP registration
  • Oversee IEP budget: track and monitor all expenses, charges & incomes; maintain salary sheets for IEP adjunct faculty
  • Maintain the program website and promotional material up to date
  • Administer placement tests and orientation for new students, and make placement and progress decisions
  • Perform administrative and reporting duties related to ESL programs
  • Support recruiting and marketing efforts for the University
  • Serve as DSO and assist with activities necessary to obtain and maintain compliance with DHS requirements for international students enrolled in ESL programs
  • Administer on a regular basis, an assessment of the ESL programs to assure its support of the university's mission and compliance with regional or national accrediting requirements.
  • Routinely work with University Stakeholders to assess the IEP
  • Occasional work on nights and weekends required.
  • Hands-on instruction in ESL classes, as required
  • Other duties as required


EDUCATION:  Master's degree is required; TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related area is strongly preferred; Ph.D. is preferred


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty fully. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required.

  • Higher Education experience working with International students required.
  • Ability to relate well to students in an international, multi-cultural, multi-lingual setting
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in successful ESL/EFL programs;
  • A minimum of two years of successfully administering ESL programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a range of offices in a university campus setting
  • Ability to provide a supportive, welcoming atmosphere for students
  • Strong managerial and communication skills
  • Positive attitude towards work and the resolution of conflicts
  • Must have valid driver's license, motor vehicle liability insurance and personal injury insurance; or have a self-reliant source of transportation to conduct business on a daily basis
  • Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing this role, the employee will be regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands repetitively to operate standard office equipment; and occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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