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Job Posting: SFU Centre for Educational Excellence, Associate Director

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Position:

The Associate Director will develop and advance an EAL strategy for SFU, in collaboration with other stakeholders on campus, and build a team to provide language development support.  This role is a crucial component of SFU’s commitment to supporting the learning experience of our students, and our commitment to international and multilingual learners. The ideal candidate is a collaborative team-builder with experience in language development and support at the post-secondary level.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Linguistics, or a related field, and seven years of experience in educational development, educational research, post-secondary teaching and learning focused on EAL students, the management of educational projects, and administrative management in a teaching and learning centre, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of educational theory principles of effective practice in undergraduate and graduate teaching of EAL students; course, curriculum, and program development; and knowledge of effective instructional design using a diversity of delivery modalities appropriate for additional language learners.
  • Excellent analytical reasoning, problem solving, time management, strategic planning, project management, supervisory, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to consult on processes to support institutional-level strategic directions and to liaise with and build partnerships across the CEE, other units at SFU (Library, Student Services, Lifelong Learning) and among faculty and staff in different disciplines.
  • Excellent cross-disciplinary oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and business acumen.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to client service and professionalism in consulting with clients, identifying needs, and facilitating solutions.
  • Ability to effectively lead and collaborate on cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams, multitask, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.

Closing date is July 3rd.  Questions and inquiries can be addressed to Elizabeth Elle, Associate Vice-President, Learning and Teaching at avplt@sfu.ca. The full job description can be found here.