Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
To administer placement and exit testing, advise, and place incoming multilingual (resident and international) students; assist the IEC-EAP director in relevant programmatic areas; liaise with relevant university and system offices; serve on university and system committees; teach; and assist in recruiting and retaining multilingual learners. The position serves a critical role in assessing student language preparation and skills in assuring student success and ongoing development of English language skills attainment for academic purposes. This is advanced and collaborative work, interacting with multiple campus stakeholders, and requiring specialized and dedicated personnel.
Administer non-academic programming for multilingual learners of English
Administer assessment testing to place and advise Intensive English Center (IEC) students
Administer assessment testing to place and advise English for Academic Purposes coursework
Assist with planning and implementing summer language and culture programs that provide year-round instruction and cultural growth for current and incoming students
Manage course enrollments to determine balanced instructional offerings, materials, tutoring, staffing needs and locations
Work with IEC-EAP director to manage all facets of IEC placement and EAP placement and operations
Instruct undergraduate ESL courses
Teach EAP courses as needed
Assist with and determine classroom texts, etc.
Advise multi-language learner students
Provide non-academic discipline related advising to IEC and EAP students
Collaborate with campus stakeholders in Center for International Studies, Advising and Registration, Testing Services on protocols and advising outcomes
Provide transfer student advising to maintain student timelines to completion
Inform and update NAVIGATE student profiles
Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
Communicate with academic departments to provide updates on student placement and success
Serve as liaison between EAP-IEC and various student success-oriented offices on campus regarding student progress and success; e.g., Multicultural Student Services; Athletics; Career Center; Advising; Writing Center; Center for International Studies
Inform and update NAVIGATE student profiles
Communicate with the MnState system office on assessment, Academic Course Placement, Accuplacer, and other system-wide services
Assist Composition Director
Assist with course placement; transition to English courses
Transcript review for transfer students meeting course placement and university requirements in English
Other duties as assigned
Master's degree in TESL, Applied Linguistics or related field
Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a higher education setting in EAP
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of English language assessment
Demonstrated experience managing language proficiency decision processes
Demonstrated experience working with diverse students/colleagues
Demonstrated advanced administrative experience
Demonstrated experience in managing budgets
Demonstrated experience instructing EAP classes in a higher education setting
Experience administering an EAP program in a higher education setting
Experience using college-readiness assessment tools such as Accuplacer
Experience assisting college students with transfer options including the use of tools such as Transferology
Knowledge of best practices associated with college assessments for international students
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
Why Work For Us:
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.