Assistant Director, Contracted International Partnerships
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

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As Assistant Director for Contracted International Partnerships, this position provides leadership and management contracted international partnerships and programs, such as our signature Asia University America Program, on behalf of WWU Extended Education’s Language & Culture Programs unit. This position also supervises the faculty teaching within these programs, and can assign work to Student Services Advisors and Assistant Advisors in Extended Education's Student & Course Services unit, as well as staff in EE's Administrative Services unit. The Assistant Director oversees the planning of contracted program budgets and schedules to ensure inclusion of appropriate levels of classroom instruction, assessments, orientation sessions, field trips, program activities, campus/community activities, welcoming/closing activities, etc.

About the Department: Extended Education

Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and management of contracted international university language and culture programs. 40%
  • Supervise the development and implementation of the ESL and cross-cultural training curricula for contracted programs. Supervise the planning and coordination of the student programs for each cycle of each contracted program. 20%
  • Liaise between WWU and contract clients, such as Asia University, concerning program policies and implementation. Liaise with AUAP directors at CWU and EWU to provide for standardization of the program. Provide on-going information about the progress of the program to Asia University and other partners. 15%
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student & Course Services to ensure that appropriate level of services are being provided and that the day-to-day needs of students enrolled in contracted international programs, including AUAP, are being met. 10%
  • Hire, supervise and conduct annual performance evaluations of faculty in AUAP and other contracted international programs. Schedule all classes and teaching assignments 10%
  • Collaborate with the Director of Administration on contract negotiations, budget proposals and financial planning between WWU and international partners, including Asia University. 5%
  • Teach one course in the AUAP during each five-month cycle, as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience with university/college-level ESL programming or curriculum development
  • Experience with content-based curriculum development and assessment practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide guidance to faculty
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and productively within a university/college system
  • Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to cultural diversity, and an understanding of cross-cultural communication

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA TESOL, MA Adult & Higher Education, MA Applied Linguistics, or closely related field
  • Experience in developing and managing program budgets
  • Experience teaching in a university/college-based ESL program
  • Experience in developing, negotiating and/or implementing contracts with international educational institutions
  • Experience living in or working with other cultures; especially Japanese, Chinese, Korean or other Asian cultures

Academic Emphasis:

Job Location: Western Washington University , Bellingham, WA

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union:

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. You may cut and paste or upload your resume as noted on the EASE application.

Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of three professional references.

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