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Director of Spanish Language Programs

Employer
Empire State University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Nov 21, 2023

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Company Description:

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We build on our students' experiences to promote their growth and drive upward mobility and economic development in New York state and beyond. SUNY Empire's 97,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields. Visit www.sunyempire.edu and follow us on social media @SUNYEmpire. 

SUNY Empire is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that having diverse faculty and staff is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world. 

Job Description:

Empire State University seeks a full-time, bilingual Director of Spanish Language Programs (State Title: Staff Associate) to lead the development of SUNY's first fully online degrees taught entirely in Spanish.  The initiative is fully funded and aligns with the mission and strategic goals of the University. SUNY Empire is a leader in access-oriented, online education and this historic project broadens the scope of educational programming and services available to Spanish speakers within New York State, across the country, and internationally. 

The successful candidate will work collaboratively across the University to align the Spanish language curricular development of the Bachelor of Business as well as to ensure robust wrap-around student supports in Spanish for this initial degree offering. The Director will report to the Sr. Executive Director of International and Extended Education and will be responsible for managing a focused team comprised of faculty and staff to: translate all existing web-based information and services, develop a plan for outreach and recruitment, manage the development of Spanish language marketing materials, develop culturally responsive support services, and manage the day-to-day activities of the Spanish Language Program Office.  The projected start date of instruction for the B.S. in Business Administration is Fall 2025, pending New York State approval, with additional programming and subject area development planned as the University builds capacity for additional areas of study to be offered completely in Spanish.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English.
  • Demonstrated competence in developing and managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex messages to a diverse audience, in Spanish and English.
  • Experience developing project plans and executing on-time deliverables in an academic setting.
  • Experience developing focused outreach and development plans to drive enrollment growth.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge of and experience in working with bilingual and emergent bilingual learners, particularly in online settings.
  • Prior experience working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience developing and leading institution-wide initiatives.
  • Higher education administrative experience.

Special Information:

  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • SUNY Empire provides employees with robust remote and flexible work options to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff in a dispersed work environment. University locations that may be considered include Saratoga Springs, Rochester and Selden, NY.

Additional Information:

Rank/Salary: SL4/ $80,000.

Empire State University is an EOE employer.

We are pleased to offer our employees an excellent benefit package which includes; NYS health insurance, free dental and vision, competitive retirement options, and generous vacation, sick and holiday accruals; and a strong emphasis on work-life balance.  We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE ADA COORDINATOR AT (518) 587-2100, ext. 2240. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (518) 587-2100, ext. 2800. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE AT www.sunyempire.edu/safety-security.

Application Instructions:

Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references

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Empire State University

SUNY'S LEADING ONLINE INSTITUTION

Founded in 1971 as the innovative campus of the State University of New York, Empire State University empowers learners from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We have decades of experience providing educational access through online teaching and learning, individualized instruction, mentoring, and prior learning assessment. We are SUNY’s leading online institution and New York state’s only public online institution.

SUNY Empire serves 16,000 students across New York state, the region, and the world. The institution specializes in high-quality, flexible, affordable education for working adults, including parents, veterans, and military-affiliates. Our 95,000 alumni are teachers, nurses, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities and their fields.

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