Manager, English for Academic Purposes, York English Language Institute

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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The new School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is a large and complex revenue-generating education enterprise designed to provide English language instruction and continuing professional education programs to students in the GTA, nationally and internationally. The School serves the diverse needs of international students seeking to obtain language and post-secondary education to excel in Canada. It also serves domestic students seeking to upgrade their professional education, change careers or obtain a Canadian education or credential. It is expected to generate revenue for York University and to generate a funnel of undergraduate and graduate students for York University in order to meet the enrolment targets. The School has two main divisions: (a) the English Language Institute, and (b) Continuing Professional Education programs.

The English Language Institute offers a range of specialized non-degree courses to meet the needs of specific groups of students (primarily international students), with the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as a main focus. The English Language Institute currently has approximately 2,640 EAP enrollments annually.

Reporting to the Associate Director, English Language Institute, the Manager, English for Academic Purposes has the day-to-day responsibility for managing one or more of the English Language Institute’s existing programs or new programs as assigned.

Responsibilities include hiring instructors and managing teaching assignments, student placement, setting class schedules, supervising class changes, dealing with student and instructor concerns, monitoring the use of resources and technology, contributing to program and curriculum development, observing and evaluating instructors and overall coordination and supervision of program instructors. In addition each position will be responsible for teaching an annual load of 160 hours.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess: A Graduate degree in TESL/Applied Linguistics or closely related subject, as well as a TESL Canada approved certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language; a sound knowledge and in-depth understanding of the literature and pedagogy in the EAP fields. As well as a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of one year of supervisory experience. Relevant experience includes curriculum development, instructional design, training & development, as well as project management. Experience with student advising and support is an asset.
To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedure procedures go to and refer to posting# CPM-10963.
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