University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 94814



Working Title:
English Language Learning Instructor & Trainer
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's degree with a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), ESL(English as a Second Language), or other ELL (English Language Learning)-related field from a credited institution.
 TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), ESL (English as a Second Language), or
ELL (English Language Learning) certifications preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum two years teaching English to Limited English Proficient adults required.
Experience developing and instructing Workplace English programs preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrate proficiency in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages. Preferred Bachelor's Degree and certification in ESL, TESOL or related certifications.
Experience with assessing English language skills and workplace communication preferred.
Knowledge of project coordination strategies with an emphasis on group facilitation, managing logistics, assessment and evaluation methods, and effective communication methods.
Knowledge of curriculum development processes.
Knowledge of adult learning needs in an educational environment.
Knowledge of technology including computer software programs, presentation technology, and Web-based systems (including MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer).
Experience working with diverse audiences in an educational environment.
Knowledge of the challenges associated with working in an office that serves multiple constituencies as well as alternative methods for effectively completing job duties under a variety of circumstances.
Principal duties:
A. 50% Co-direct and co-teach in the English Language Learning (ELL) Program
1. Collaborate with campus partners to provide workplace language and work-life skills learning opportunities for employees.
2. Assess and evaluate employee, supervisor, and manager needs.
3. Design and develop instructional curriculum to accommodate students from diverse linguistic, cultural, and educational backgrounds and learning styles.
4. Coordinate teaching and class schedules with HR Directors and managers across 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts to accommodate general business operational needs of the institution.
5. Use confidential databases to document student registration, attendance, and progress.
6. Conduct assessments and collect, manage, and report data on student goals and learning outcomes.
7. Evaluate, monitor, and report on overall program effectiveness.
8. Create and present promotional and informational material about the ELL Program to broad audiences at local and state conferences and at UW-Madison-sponsored events.
9. Provide assistance, develop, and deliver presentations on topics related to effective workplace communication and plain language.
10. Work with professional organizations such as Wisconsin Literacy, regional/national TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and others to inform programming and curriculum development, and to network with other ELL professionals.
11. Perform other program management duties as assigned.

B. 20% Co-direct and co-teach the Employee Learning Center (ELC)
1. Collaborate with internal staff and external groups to design, teach, and support curriculum to serve any UW employee including International Scholars with individual learning goals at the ELC.
2. Assist with hiring, training, and supervising student interns who provide support for management and teaching in the ELC.
3. Create educational curriculum and design learning opportunities for visiting scholars and researchers.
4. Assess and evaluate employee needs.
5. Document attendance and other program-relevant data for internal programming and external reporting.
6. Evaluate and monitor overall program effectiveness.
7. Create and present informational material about the ELC across all UW departments and at UW-Madison-sponsored events.

C. 10% Coordinate, design, and present campus-wide professional development workshops on topics related to English language learning and working in multilingual/multicultural environments
1. Collaborate with UW-Madison departments to plan and develop professional development workshops.
2. Assess and evaluate employee and workshop participant needs.
3. Research, design, and present materials and curriculum for UW-Madison employees and external groups participating in workshops.
4. Conduct workshop evaluations and document participant feedback.

D. 10% Co-direct the development of the English Skills Screening (ESS) tool
1. Research and collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop a hiring tool to assess workplace English communication skills of job applicants for English Language Required positions.
2. Create training materials for ESS hiring tool administrators.
3. Deliver trainings to ESS administrators across UW departments.
4. Coordinate professional development/educational materials for workshops.
5. Coordinate training and events with campus partners in deploying the ESS.
6. Perform other program management duties as assigned.

E. 10% Demonstrate a commitment to respect and organizational success. Promote respect and the
practice of civility in the workplace.
1. Communicate via oral, written, and electronic media with diverse populations in an educational environment.
2. Develop positive working relationships with staff, collaborative partners, and customers.
3. Demonstrate respect for others through personal actions and behavior.
4. Recognize others' achievements and contributions in the workplace.
5. Resolve conflicts in a timely, constructive, and respectful manner.
6. Exhibit a commitment to continuous quality and process improvement.
7. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to change.
8. Demonstrate commitment to customer orientation and excellence through professional actions and behaviors.
9. Lead/initiate improvements in the area of responsibility.
10. Lead/initiate improvements in the development of positive organizational climate and culture.

  Additional Information
 Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Department(s):G SERV/HUMAN RES
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:AUGUST 20, 2018
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: JUNE 19, 2018
To begin the application process, click the "Apply Now" button.

Please provide a resume and cover letter describing your experience instructing English Language Learners (ELLs), setting up and managing classroom and program logistics, developing ELL curriculum, working with adult learners from diverse backgrounds, measuring and reporting outcomes, as well as the other duties outlined in the position description.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Kyle Brown
Phone: 608-262-9021
21 N Park St   
Fax: N/A
1102 - 2 Park St N 21   
Madison, WI 53715-1218   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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