DATE: December 5, 2022

TITLE: College-wide Director of English as a Second Language Programs

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus in Selden



RANK: Guild


Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, 12-month Director of English as a Second Language Programs position beginning immediately on the Ammerman Campus in Selden.  Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. 


This is a Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers. 

This position will provide instructional leadership and a proven ability to share best practices in order to build positive working relationships with all constituents and to provide high-quality instruction to students in non-credit English as a Second Language programs, such as ELL (English Language Learners) and IEP (Intensive English Program). The ideal candidate will have a strong background and knowledge in ELL instruction and/or culturally proficient educational practices. This position reports to the College Assistant Dean for Curriculum Development and coordinates with the Offices of Academic Affairs, in the implementation of the ELL and IEP non-credit course offerings at the College’s three campus locations. The work schedule will include some evenings, weekends, and regular travel between the three campuses.

Job Description 


1.      Evaluate, develop, and implement college-wide ELL and IEP policies and procedures and ensure compliance with SUNY requirements and expectations for non-credit courses receiving aid.


2.      Design, develop, implement, and monitor the instructional and administrative aspects of ELL and IEP courses, including their objectives, content, methodology and scheduling in coordination with college administrators and staff on the three campuses.


3.      Oversee the maintenance of the ELL and IEP program quality standards college-wide, including evaluation of curriculum and instruction, selection of textbooks and instructional materials, development and implementation of outcomes assessment measures, preparation of descriptive materials, development of syllabi, etc.


4.      Provide leadership in the college-wide recruitment, orientation, testing, and placement of new students in ELL or IEP courses in coordination with the Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs on all campuses.


5.      Develop and maintain community partnerships by promoting and publicizing the ELL and IEP programs and by meeting and collaborating with community-based organizations.


6.      Evaluate, develop, and implement effective processes to assess students’ English proficiency level and approve students for completion of ELL or IEP course requirements, including planning and organization of a certificate ceremony.


7.      Evaluate, determine, and integrate best practices regarding serving students, student progression within non-credit courses and progression into credit-bearing programs.


8.      Recruit, select, and schedule ELL and IEP faculty and staff in collaboration with the Offices of Academic Affairs on all campuses.


9.      Provide leadership to integrate students into college services such as counseling and advising, admissions, tutoring, and career services when appropriate.


10.  Establish and maintain effective communication with campus and college administrators and faculty so that the ELL and IEP programs are carried out efficiently and effectively, and appropriately articulated with degree and certificate programs.


11.  Develop the non-credit ELL and IEP budget to incorporate the needs of the program on the three campuses.


12.  Other duties as assigned by the College Assistant Dean for Curriculum Development.




  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in TESOL, Linguistics or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of administrative experience in ESL programming.
  • Must have experience supervising staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • The ability to work collaboratively across departments to promote a collegial work environment with continuous use of independent judgment.
  • Ability to travel between the three campuses.


  • An earned doctoral degree from an accredited college/university.
  • The ideal candidate should demonstrate leadership and strong interpersonal communication skills, as well as broad familiarity with the current issues facing community colleges nationally.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.
  • Experience identifying and cultivating relationships with external partners, including but not limited to local community groups.
  • Instructional program development and assessment experience with data elements, data analysis, and program/process improvement. Including demonstrated experience in curriculum design and development.



Salary will be determined according to placement on the management salary scale negotiated by the Guild of Administrative Officers

Suffolk County Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision, vacation days, deferred compensation and a defined benefit plan. 

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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