• Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • This position has been filled

Website Fordham University

Assistant Director, Institute Of American Language & Culture

Rose Hill, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC), the Assistant Director manages the grant-funded, adult literacy, Community ESL (CESL) program. Responsible for student enrollment, retention, and data management across Fordham and NYC performance tracking systems. Supports IALC initiatives and revenue generating programs as needed.


Travel is required in this role. Evening/weekend work as needed.


Essential Functions        

Administers day-to-day operations of the IALC CESL program, including but not limited to supervising CESL administrative/clerical staff, student workers, and volunteers; coordinating CESL instructors’ administrative responsibilities; supporting Associate Director in curricular and instructional enhancements, and overseeing CESL recruitment, student placement, and retention efforts.
Manages data and enrollment records in both NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and Fordham information systems.
Collaborates with university and community partners to extend ESOL literacy, digital literacy, and social services. Coordinates case management for CESL participants.
Represents Fordham/IALC at funding agency meetings.
Collaborates with University divisions, programs, and faculty to support migrants and adult English learners.
Develops and facilitates seminars and excursions to support participants in IALC’s outreach programs on campus and in the community. Supports the development, promotion and administration of special programs at IALC.
Collaborates with the IALC administrators on the development of both revenue-generating and community-service programs.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.


Additional Functions      

Substitute instructor in IALC programs in emergencies or in exceptional circumstances.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Master’s degree TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or equivalent in a related field
Minimum two years of combined ESOL teaching and administrative experience
Minimum of two years educational administration experience

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Demonstrated success coordinating administrative projects in an educational setting
Advanced technology skills: learning management systems, MS Office, Google applications, and social media
Proven ability to work with adult literacy/ESOL learners and students from diverse backgrounds
Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality. Knowledge of best practices in the field
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Active involvement in professional associations (TESOL, NAFSA, etc.).
Proficiency in more than one language.
Excellent skills in intercultural and interpersonal communication.
Competence in writing grant proposals.

Minimum Starting Salary: $62,400


Maximum Starting Salary: $66,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.




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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories