Manager of Academic Programs, Center for English Language & Orientation

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
26 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Academic Programs Manager (APM) is responsible for overseeing the delivery of CELOP programs. The incumbent organizes student placement and evaluation, supervises the part-time faculty, communicates program information to all faculty and staff, and helps resolve faculty and student problems. The APM is responsible for maintenance of student academic data and the faculty/staff website, and reports to the Associate Director, Academic Programs.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

  • Organize program startup and check-in activities, and oversee student placement. Resolve day-to-day student, faculty, and classroom issues, and regularly share program information with faculty and staff. Works closely with the Academic Programs Administrator to ensure quality program delivery.
  • Manage academic databases and ensure the integrity of data, as well as appropriate communication of the academic data.
  • Supervise Senior Staff Coordinator and Education Technologist. Assign responsibilities and tasks, monitor performance, and evaluate based on job knowledge, decision-making and problem-solving, work quality and productivity, dependability, communication, relationships, and leadership.
  • Maintain the CELOP faculty/staff website, including the organization and archiving of policies, procedures, program descriptions, curriculum documents, accreditation materials and other program files, and post a weekly news update for faculty and staff.
  • Supervise part-time faculty. Coordinate their evaluation. Conduct annual review meetings for PT faculty and provide summary report to the Associate Director, Academic Programs. Coordinate part-time faculty assignments and payroll in consultation with the Associate Director, Academic Programs.
  • Monitor ongoing compliance with accreditation standards relating to the academic program. Lead and organize periodic reaccreditation efforts.

Required Skills

A Master’s degree in a relevant area such as TESOL, Language Education, or Applied Linguistics required. Minimum of five years’ experience in post-secondary English language programs, with demonstrated excellence. Some experience teaching abroad preferred. Demonstrated experience with faculty and staff supervision. Record of ongoing professional development and contributions to the field of English language teaching. Knowledge of language teaching methods and techniques, educational and pedagogical principles, sociological and psycholinguistic contexts of language learning, second language curriculum, assessment, acquisition theory and research, English language acquisition, teaching materials, educational technology, English language program accreditation. Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office and database use required. Fluency in English and knowledge of at least one foreign language and familiarity with/empathy for individuals from different cultural backgrounds. High level of organization and attention to detail. Collegiality, collaboration, and commitment to participatory leadership required. Assertiveness in enforcing program policies. Ability to work under pressure and overtime when needed. Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Willingness to continue learning. High level of professionalism and positive attitude required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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