Responsibilities: TESOL Professional Learning & Research -Plan, coordinate, and/or oversee, in conjunction with the PDC, department staff, and other staff as appropriate, TESOL’s diverse line up of professional development offerings, including in-person and online education programs, certificate programs, and the TESOL Resource Center, and professional learning programs directly administered by TESOL staff at the TESOL International Convention. - Initiate and oversee the development and implementation of new programs. -Lead marketing efforts for professional learning programs, in coordination with the director of marketing and marketing manager. - Monitor and initiate on-going performance improvement of existing programs. -Evaluate, in conjunction with appropriate committees, department staff, and other staff as appropriate, all professional learning programs and products for educational and cost effectiveness. - Monitor trends in the ESL/EFL profession, stay abreast of the latest technology used to provide educational programming, and carry out periodic professional learning needs-assessments using both qualitative and quantitative methods. -Research, develop, and manage appropriate educational grant projects and related non-convention revenue opportunities for TESOL. -Explore, develop, manage, and/or oversee additional education-related special projects or grants, as directed by and in conjunction with the Executive Director. -Ensure that departmental activities remained aligned with TESOL strategic plan. -Develop and oversee the budget for all TESOL’s professional learning and research programs. -Supervise Professional Learning and Research Department staff. Association Leadership -Serve as staff liaison to the Research Professional Council, and additional task forces as assigned. -Provide oversight to TESOL staff who work with the Professional Development Professional Council and Communities of Practice Leadership. -Oversee maintenance of records, meeting coordination, mailing lists, participation of top experts, and communication of new information for the Research Professional Council, Professional Development Professional Council, and Communities of Practice. -Work with TESOL staff to research, explore, and introduce new networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities for TESOL members. -Oversee TESOL virtual seminars and serve as moderator. -Create and maintain the TESOL Pool of Experts -Oversee International Association for Continuing Education and Training accreditation process and maintenance. -Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Master’s degree in TESOL or related educational field required. -Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including a balance of association-related education program management and ESL/EFL teaching or related education program management experience. Experience with both ESL and EFL teaching contexts and global project management strongly preferred. -Extensive experience in educational program development and national and international event and/or project management, including how to effectively facilitate learning through diverse program formats. -Experience with or interest in working for a not-for-profit global education association. -Excellent writing, public speaking, research, interpersonal and intercultural communication, strategic thinking and planning, and membership/customer service skills. -Knowledge of another language besides English and experience living or traveling abroad preferred. -Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel; ability to learn basic Web site and database management tools. -Experience and strong interest in developing and managing online learning opportunities and Web resources to support the professional development needs of members worldwide. -Ability to effective supervise staff and oversee department functions, including budget planning.
About TESOL International Association
Founded in 1966, TESOL International Association is a professional community of educators, researchers, administrators and students committed to advancing excellence in English language teaching for speakers of other languages worldwide. With more than 12,000 members representing 156 countries, TESOL fosters the exchange of ideas, research and peer-to-peer knowledge, and provides expertise, resources and a powerful voice on issues affecting the profession. Through professional development programs, its International Conference, special interest groups and publications, TESOL engages tens of thousands of professionals to collaborate globally and create a world of opportunity for millions of people of all ages who want to learn English.