Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor
  • 15-Jul-2017 to 31-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Mequon, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Concordia University is seeking an administrator to direct the English Language Institute at its Mequon campus. The successful candidate will lead the ELI and collaborate with various academic and administrative units of the university in order to recruit, serve and retain international students. This is a full-time, exempt staff position.   The Director reports to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. The Director also reports to the Executive Director of International Education for recruitment programs and off-shore initiatives. This position is located in the Concordia International Center, Mequon, WI.


  • Provide daily oversight of all program operations
  • Create atmosphere that models and promotes contemporary best practices and innovation in curriculum and programming
  • Cultivate a nurturing academic environment for students
  • Hire, train, review and foster the professional development of instructional staff
  • Oversee the orientation, placement and assessment of students
  • Develop and implement short term English/culture camp programs that meet participant English language learning requirements ranging from entry level to higher education and professional development
  • All other related activities as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Prior experience in ESL intensive and/or immersion program administration
  • Experience living and working abroad in a non-English speaking country
  • Ability to develop and/or identify appropriate classroom materials and/or teaching tools
  • Record of ongoing professional development, collaboration, and innovation
  • Demonstrated successful program development and leadership
  • Program Assessment experience
  • Command of the English Language at the level of a native speaker
  • Excellent professional cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to respond quickly to develop and implement customized programs
  • Ability to embrace Concordia University's mission to develop students in "Mind, Body, Spirit for service to Christ, the Church, and the World".
  • Available to work evenings and weekends

Education and Experience Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language (T.E.S.L.), applied Linguistics or related field required. Preferred: Five years teaching experience in intensive English or academic English preparation program in a higher education setting where English is the language of instruction. Experience teaching ESL/EFL abroad is also preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time position. Starting range is dependent upon on individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are also available for employees and their qualified dependents.

Physical Demands/Equipment  The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the position. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Administration reserves the right to adjust the duties and responsibilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion.  In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained or commissioned ministers of the LCMS.  Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel, but recognizes both male and female LCMS Commissioned Ministers of the Gospel.

The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies.  If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.

Concordia University is a Higher Learning Commission accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering 71 undergraduate majors of study, 39 master's degrees, and 4 doctoral programs.

Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.


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