Part-time ESOL Program Coordinator - PT, non-tenure-track, non-benefited, MCCC/MTA Unit Prof pos
About Greenfield Community College: Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) Coordinator oversees academic programming for ESOL credit, non-credit, and blended courses; participates in program assessment; curriculum development; plans course scheduling; assists academic dean in assigning adjunct instructors to related courses; creates community partnerships; assists in outreach and recruiting; and participates in department chair/program coordinator meetings within the college.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Handle student inquiries;
Perform intake and placement testing of new and prospective ESOL students;
Coordinate specific ESOL student needs with admissions, financial aid, and the advising center;
Work with community education to facilitate blended or community education offerings;
Perform outreach into the community for potential ESOL students;
Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new instructional staff;
Advise on the instructional competency of all applicants for vacant positions within the program after consultation with the academic dean;
Submit the preferred subject matter preparation and class schedule for all ESOL courses;
Supervise the development of instructional materials and assist in conducting research on the effectiveness of the instructional program consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the College;
Assist in the evaluation of course materials;
Encourage faculty to develop new methods of instruction;
Participate in the formulation of the program's budget and administer it within the prescribed limits established by the College;
Cooperate with the President of the College or the President's designee in the development, dissemination, and implementation of the Board of Higher Education/College policy, regulations, and procedures;
Meet with/create an Advisory Committee to support or influence the instructional program in cooperation with the academic dean;
Establish liaison and cooperation with external agencies essential to the implementation of the program;
Cooperate and facilitate cooperation with other program areas and/or departments, learning resources, student services, and administrative services within the College;
Contribute to NEASC reports and program review processes and reporting in assigned year(s);
Analyze enrollment and graduation trends, establish program goals, and prepare year-end reports;
Facilitate a positive, inclusive learning environment for students and colleagues;
Other duties may be assigned if specifically contained in a job description and such duties are consistent with the needs of the College and the provisions of Article 20.06 of the MCCC Bargaining Agreement.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in ESOL or related field;
Successful teaching and advising experience in ESOL or closely related fields;
Experience with curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes;
Demonstrated proficiency in building community-based partnerships both internally and externally;
Evidence of understanding of and commitment to the community college mission and role in higher education;
Demonstrated commitment to creating a respectful environment that values diversity and inclusiveness;
Demonstrated ability to address diverse learning styles.
MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES:
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse abilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural composition of community college students, faculty, and staff;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to use technology effectively.
Experience with community college-level course and program development;
Demonstrated commitment to support and advocate for students;
Demonstrated success in creating civic engagement opportunities for students;
Terminal degree in ESOL or related field.
Additional Information: EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Applicants may be asked to submit evidence of expertise in content area through a demonstration or presentation.
START DATE: Summer 2018
Application Instructions: TO APPLY:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
Contact information for 5 professional references
Applications accepted up to and including July 18, 2018.
Applications received after July 18, 2018 MAY be considered until the position is filled.
Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment and successful completion of a criminal background check may be required.
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GCC is an accredited public community college in western Mass. known for the helpfulness of the faculty and staff and for the strong GCC support from the local community. Whether students pursue a traditional liberal arts path or one of GCC’s innovative programs such as Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, or Outdoor Leadership, it’s GCC’s mission to teach what’s necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Access and excellence are what drive every decision at GCC