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Job Posting: SFU Centre for Educational Excellence, EAL Consultant

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English as an Additional Language Consultant

Position Summary:
The EAL Consultant functions as a language-acquisition specialist in a collaborative leadership role with others at SFU providing EAL support to Faculty and Students, and independently as a designer, co-designer, or project manager on institutional level projects and initiatives for curriculum, program, course, and non-traditional learning activities focused on EAL development in students and EAL support for instructors. The EAL Consultant actively contributes to the development of processes and evolution of EAL Programs and its staff by planning, facilitating and/or participating in professional development, mentorship, and coaching.

Master’s degree in Education, Linguistics, or in a related field, and five years of EAL related experience including two years’ experience at the post-secondary level as an instructor (including teaching credit courses), or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Excellent knowledge of educational theory principles of effective practice in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • Knowledge of effective instructional design using a diversity of delivery modalities.
  • Excellent knowledge of and skill in providing consultation and creating plans and programming for EAL teaching.
  • Excellent strategic planning, cost-benefit analysis, and resourcing skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and instructional skills.
  • Excellent analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent project management, planning, administrative, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain excellent client service and professionalism when consulting with clients.
  • Ability to effectively lead and collaborate on cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to coordinate and oversee the work of multiple contributors on projects to ensure project goals are met.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment, diplomacy, discretion, business acumen, and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.
  • Ability to arrange transportation to various campuses and off-campus locations.
  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)

Closing date: November 1st, 2019

Applications must be submitted online via SFU’s career portal.

The full job description can be found here.