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American University of Iraq Baghdad
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ELA DIRECTOR

Job Description and Requirements

Job Summary

This position will report to the Dean of College of Education. The successful candidate will responsible for all business and personnel functions, administration, recruiting and supervision of full and part-time teachers. The position resolves student and employee issues, creates a bridge between the program and the credit courses of the university, serves the local and international community and the university through training, work activities, and individual support.

Details of Position

The job responsibilities will be as follows: 

Develop and implement the mission and vision of the ELA and aligning it to the overall goals of the University. 
Ensure the overall quality and continued development of the curriculum, instructions, assessment, and student services. 
Ensure the curricular is aligned to the Universitys goals. 
Identity and realize new programmatic opportunities. 
Monitor procedures for placement testing and assessment in English Language courses and programs. 
Monitor and articulate English language testing policies for the university. 
Oversee the daily operations of the ELA. 
Ensure that Assistant Director have the support and resources they need to manage their areas and identify areas of teamwork and collaboration. 
Resolves student problems, counsels students and manages teacher and student issues. 
Maintain ELA standards. 
Write required reports and documents, and create processes for ELI functions. 
Keep up with current trends to ensure policies and processes remain up to date. 
Develop and implement new policies and processes and adopt innovations as appropriate 
Oversee teacher hiring, orientation, and professional development. 
Directs daily activities of ELI Programs, personnel and student body 
Manages ELI's teaching and administrative technology through 

Qualifications

- Phd in Linguistics or any other degree; 
- MUST HAVE at least 6 years in a Director / Management role in an English Language school. 
- CELTA / DELTA or TESOL is required.