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Assistant Director, Contracted International Partnerships
About the Position: 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.   

Western Washington University’s strategic plan calls for an increased internationalization of its campus. Extended Education (EE) currently offers and is seeking to expand non-credit programming for international groups, ranging from intensive, academic English preparation programs to summer programs for middle- and high-school age students to partnerships with overseas universities and colleges where programs are uniquely tailored to meet their specific needs. The Assistant Director for Contracted International Partnerships will work with EE’s Director of Language & Culture Programs to maintain the high quality of existing signature programs such as the Asia University America Program and build upon their success.

About the College/Department: Extended Education at Western Washington University had its beginnings in 1912 when the first home study courses were created for country teachers. Fast forward to the 21st century where Extended Education connects learners of all ages to the Western Experience. Collaborating with colleges, departments and the local/international community, Extended Education links university resources with educational needs and opportunities both on and off campus. Programs and courses are designed with the assistance of university faculty, aided by industry, community and international experts, and meet the same high standards of quality for which WWU is known. For more information on Extended Education and its Language and Culture Programs for international learners, please visit us on the web at www.wwu.edu/extendeded. We are committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff; women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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.
Other Information:
Job Posted: 4/12/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins May 10, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130184
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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