Director for Language Education & Development, English Language Center - School of Continuing Studi

Washington D.C.
Jul 17, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Director for Language Education & Development, English Language Center - School of Continuing Studies

Georgetown University's English Language Center (ELC) is an instructional unit providing language training to international students and professionals as well as providing teacher training to international educators.

The Director for Language Education & Development provides administrative and academic leadership for the Center, a unit within the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) that provides language instruction and support to adult students who are non-native speakers. S/he provides the overall administrative leadership for the Center encompassing its two divisions: (1) English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and (2) Special Programs.  The Director articulates the mission of ELC to external constituencies including sponsoring agencies, governmental entities, and corporate organizations, and to internal constituencies including faculty and administrators in other divisions of the university.  Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean and supervising a faculty and staff of 35-40 people, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Program planning, development and implementation

  • Establishes short term / long term programmatic goals.
  • Identifies potential arenas for growth and work collaboratively with SCS's Marketing and Enrollment Management teams to develop recruitment/enrollment strategies.
  • Determines feasibility of new program offerings, including custom program offerings; supervise implementation and delivery of ELC programs.

Budget development and supervision

  • Develops annual ELC budgets, including EFL and Special Programs, in conjunction with the CFO, Chief of Staff, and Senior Associate Dean, Non Credit Programs.
  • Reviews budget-to-actuals reports, prioritizes program capital outlays, and ensures that the University requirements around budget management, including those policies specific to grants, are met.

Liaise with academic departments and administrative units within university and with external partners

  • Establish relationships within SCS and other academic units across the Hilltop, Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Services offices to address matters pertinent to students enrolled in ELC programs.
  • Maintains and develops relationships with sponsoring agencies, embassies, and international universities pertinent to student enrollment and program development.

Administration of program, faculty, and staff

  • Establishes policies/procedures for ELC that are aligned with larger policies of SCS and GU; collaborate with the SCS marketing and enrollment management teams to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Manages the hiring, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty/staff; supervises student recruitment procedures; oversees schedule and staff classes; teaches appropriate classes; oversees proficiency testing, student evaluation, and placement; and engages in professional development and service through organizations such as TESOL and NAFSA.

Curriculum development and implementation

  • Oversees the development, maintenance, and review of curriculum.
  • Supervises reviews of current curriculum and implementation of new or revised curriculum.
  • Establishes criteria for comprehensive framework of curriculum development.

Supervision of program evaluation and accreditation

  • Supervises reviews of individual course delivery using strategies rooted in language acquisition pedagogy.
  • Analyzes student performance / success rates.
  • Oversees preparation of reports pertinent to program evaluation as required to maintain current accreditation.

Sponsored Projects

As the designated Department Financial Manager for Sponsored Projects, handles financial management of the sponsored project to ensure compliance with sponsor's requirements and University's policies and procedures, to include duties specified for accomplishment within 30 days after the close of the month.


  • Master's degree - Doctorate preferred
  • 3 to 5 of administrative experience addressing budget planning/analysis, program development and marketing, curriculum design, and personnel supervision, and assessment in a university language acquisition program
  • 5 years of teaching experience in an academic intensive English program
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Blackboard or other online communication platforms
  • Strong communication skills - verbal and written, effective leadership / management skills and organizational skills

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