Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Thu May 27 2021 Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of ALCI, a successful candidate will provide support to the director in building robust extracurricular and advising services for students enrolled in all American Language and Culture Institute programs as well as perform other administrative tasks as needed including providing support to the International Center.
Respond to questions and concerns from incoming and current students.
Communicate with students regarding issues with their academic progress and what they can do to improve their grades.
Advise undergraduate students regarding class selection once they complete their ALCI program.
Provide support to ALCI students in regards to Clark University services including accompanying students to various offices as needed and demonstrating how to find information on Clark's website
Liaise with members of a variety of offices across Clark University's campus in order to ensure a positive student experience for ALCI students and to communicate International Center/ALCI events and programs with the larger Clark community.
Create a monthly calendar for ALCI and the International Center.
Responsible for EAS and Pathway orientations. Coordinate sessions for English for Academic Success Program during orientations.
Produce high-quality communications to share events and activities with ALCI students; as needed, produce communications for campus wide distribution.
Develop and coordinate monthly English language and cultural events.
Organize, plan and attend all ALCI events and excursions.
Set-up and maintain all ALCI WeChat Groups.
Maintain ALCI and International Center Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; maintain ALCI and International Center blog and website.
Send communication to faculty, staff and students of events, schedule changes and other important news.
As needed, teach up to 9 hours of English Language Instruction.
Hire, provide support and directly supervise ALCI's Graduate Assistant.
(Minimum) Bachelor's degree; Master's in TESOL preferred.
1 year experience working with a diverse population of students
Excellent intercultural communication and interpersonal skills; Effective oral and written skills
Working knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Canva or Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint in addition to Social Media apps such as WeChat, Instagram, Facebook, and Moodle.
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.