LINGUIST List 29.4547

Thu Nov 15 2018

Jobs: English; Language Acquisition: Director, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Nov-2018
From: Stella Watts <>
Subject: English; Language Acquisition: Director, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), USA
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University or Organization: University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
Department: International Programs
Job Location: Nebraska, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Director, English Language & International Professional Development Programs

Job Rank: Director

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; ESL;ESP

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Essential Functions:
Responsible for academic and administrative oversight of Intensive English Language (ILUNO) and International Professional Development (IPD) Programs, including program and curriculum development, strategic planning, recruitment and marketing, development of policies and procedures, and hiring, supervision, and evaluation of staff. Serves as liaison to internal and external constituents, including all UNO and UNMC colleges and units, sponsoring agencies, grants/contract partners, foreign and US governments, and international education organizations.

Oversee the development of regular Intensive English Language (ILUNO) and International Professional Development (IPD) Programs programming and staffing to ensure that learning objectives and student satisfaction are achieved. Develop, negotiate, and implement customized training programs. Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure consistency in delivery in all programs. Consult with UNO and UNMC colleges and departments on English proficiency requirements for custom and regular programs as needed, and develop remedial program offerings as requested, especially through the implementation of English language pre-assessment techniques.

Market Intensive English Language (ILUNO) and International Professional Development (IPD) Programs to potential contractors and participants. Design innovative products that meet the needs of various audiences, including internal constituents such as UNO and UNMC colleges, departments and other units. Build and utilize a network of corporate and agency contacts, locally and internationally, to grow and diversify ILUNO and IPD Programs. Serve as liaison to external constituents, including sponsoring agencies, grantors, contract partners, foreign and US governments, and international education organizations.

Hire, supervise, train and evaluate instructional and support staff. Conduct meetings and workshops for communication and professional growth or arrange external professional development as needed. Create and implement strategic planning initiatives that align with the university and the department, and track initiatives.

Oversee the scheduling of classes and monitoring of participant progress. Supervise admission, registration, testing and placement, orientation, housing and support services for IPD participants. Supervise development and maintenance of reports and records especially for ILUNO accreditation reporting.

Collaborate with other campus units, including Enrollment Management and Graduate Studies, to oversee/consult on (as appropriate) admissions policies (ILUNO and IPD), collaborative and comprehensive recruitment plans, and international marketing materials.

Required Education:
Master’s Degree. Required Experience: Two years’ teaching and/or administrative experience in an ESL or ESP program for adult learners. Experience in developing and delivering training programs.

Preferred Education:
Ph.D Degree but will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience:
Experience living or working overseas. Study of foreign language(s).

Commensurate with Experience.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

To apply, please see the application link below.

Application Deadline: 16-Jan-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Employment Specialist Rachel Radel

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