Spalding University is seeking an English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist who will work with students to improve their speaking, reading, writing, and understanding of English to achieve success in classrooms where English is the language of instruction. In addition, this role will work to support the recruitment, retention, and graduation of ELL students. The ELL specialist will have a specific focus on supporting Nursing students for at least 25% of the time, and will spend the balance (75%) of their time focused on serving the entire graduate and undergraduate student body.
A new, grant funded position, the successful candidate will be focused on student success, program development, and community outreach. As this position is funded by a five-year Department of Labor grant, the position is contingent on continued grant funding.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ELL services will be provided through individual student appointments, workshops, in-class presentations, and development of materials, including online content and tools for the Student Success Center website.
Assist Nursing students develop their clinical and technical language skills in English.
Provide labs, workshops, and tailored support to develop comprehension learning strategies, including outreach to rising college students via bridge programs and community partnerships
Engage in the broader Louisville community to assist in the recruitment of ELL students and inform the community of available campus services.
Partner with existing student success centers, including the Reading Lab, Success Coaching, and the Writing Center to support the experiences of ELL students.
Develop assessment plan and assessment cycle for student learning
Serve as part of a dynamic student success team.
SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, English, Higher Education Administration, or similar, Master’s preferred
Experience teaching English Language Learners/English as a Second Language, ESL Certification preferred
Program development skills, including assessment.
Student success software experience preferred.
Regular or daily contact with faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrated history working with students of diverse identities and cultures.
This is a full-time position with regular working hours scheduled Monday-Friday. Evening and weekend hours will sometimes be required.
This position is a campus-based position.
All applications are made through the Paycom Applicant Tracking System.
Nestled in the midst of Kentucky’s largest city, historic Spalding University combines a rich history and a commitment to community service as we attract students who desire a high quality education in a very personalized setting. An engaged faculty serves nearly 2500 students at the bachelors’, masters and doctoral levels, providing quality, real-world learning in liberal and professional studies. Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission: Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice. With a focus on community service and leadership, Spalding offers all students a mission-driven connection to community and comprehensive learning resources while striking a distinctive balance serving the educational needs of both the traditional student and the working adult. In addition, our unique 6-week session delivery format affords students needed scheduling flexibility amidst other life resp...onsibilities. Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening as well as a criminal background check.