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Lecturer, Associate Director of Recruitment & Development - Intensive English Program

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Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Transcripts "issued to students" in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Lecturer, Associate Director of Recruitment & Development - Intensive English Program
Department Intensive English Program
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The University of Mississippi is searching for an Associate Director of Intensive English Program (IEP) who reports to the Senior Director of the IEP. The Associate Director oversees recruitment, marketing, and development efforts for the IEP and collaborates with the Senior Director on the management of the IEP. The Associate Director provides leadership and strategic direction for all aspects IEP recruitment, including but not limited to, marketing, partnership development and management, and admissions processes. The Associate Director of the IEP position is a 12-month contract appointment.

Job Responsibilities

This position will be a faculty and leadership position in an Intensive English Program (IEP) in an academic environment.

Oversee strategic planning for recruitment to all IEP programs;

Collaborate with Senior Director to create a recruitment plan that fits UM needs;

Analyze recruitment plans of other successful IEP programs;

Prepare and present quarterly reports on recruitment process;

Coordinate and execute all processes associated with recruitment plan;

Represent IEP internationally at educational fairs and other events;

Travel internationally to support recruitment initiatives;

Prepare and deliver workshops to prospective partners and students domestically and internationally;

Develop and implement marketing materials and strategies;

Work with IEP and UM staff to develop and maintain promotional materials;

Lead web-based initiatives;

Coordinate writing, editing, proofing, designing, and production of all marketing materials;

Identify, initiate, and develop new partner relationships for the IEP and UM both domestically and internationally;

Attend NAFSA and other conferences as needed to cultivate relationships, learn trends, and stay current in the field;

Develop and implement policies for contractual agreements with partner institutions (MOUs);

Maintain and nurture existing partner relationships;

Identify, train, and maintain effective agent partnerships;

Supervise international admissions and recruitment coordinator and affiliated graduate assistants;

Oversee the IEP admissions funnel from initial inquiry to arrival;

Lead coordinator and staff tasked with marketing, recruitment, and admissions support;

Facilitate admissions team meetings;

Oversee creation and maintenance of contact lists for admissions;

Provide recommendations for new program development that aligns with international education trends through research and market evaluation;

Keep informed on trends that may impact the flow of students into the US (e.g., economic, political, educational);

Support the Senior Director in development of new programs based on trends.

Additional Expectations of the Associate Director of the IEP:

Assist the Senior Director in the management of the program;

Communicate with faculty on issues related to the operation of the IEP;

Observe faculty yearly as part of the formal evaluation process;

Serve as director in the Senior Director’s absence;

Teach IEP courses and be an effective classroom teacher at all levels of the program.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD degree in TESL, education, English, or a closely related field; or a Master’s degree with at least 5 years of related experience.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Transcripts “issued to students” in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Will this position solicit online reference letters? No
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Job Open Date 03/14/2017
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on experience, qualifications and departmental budget
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Employee Category Faculty
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D. in TESL, Education, English or a closely related field OR a Master's degree and at least five (5) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of Professional References