Director of English & Cultural Studies
Make an impact in our English as a Second Language program by helping those who help others!
Franklin, WI  / Greendale, WI  / Hales Corners, WI 
Posted 14 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology seeks a program director to lead and administrate its English and Cultural Studies Program (ECSP). Our Seminary with the support of the Priests of the Sacred Heart not only helps men fulfill their calling to priesthood; it also has an active English and Culture Studies Program (English as a Second Language or ESL) which helps students become proficient in English and familiarizes them with American customs and culture. The ECSP program attracts people from many different backgrounds and its students are comprised of seminarians, priests, brothers, sisters and lay ministers. The students come to achieve English proficiency for advanced studies at universities, priestly formation in our Seminary, pastoral work, professional advancement, or personal improvement.

As more and more priests and religious in the United States are foreign-born, and as English functions as a common language for international communication, there is a growing need for English instruction. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of the solution!

Our Seminary is seeking a Director of English & Cultural Studies who is supportive to those of the Catholic faith and their educational and personal journeys to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ prior ESL/ESOL program management and supervisory and training experience and a minimum of five years’ experience teaching as an ESL/ESOL instructor. A Master’s degree is required for this position in English as a Second Language, TESOL/ESOL, linguistics, or related field (Bachelor’s degree in business or communications, a plus!). Experience working with diverse populations and an understanding of their needs; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to manage multiple tasks are also required.

Position Summary:

The Director of the English and Cultural Studies Program (ECSP) directs and manages the ECSP, the accent modification and transitional bridge programs. Further the ECSP Director supervises the programs’ faculty and staff, and supports related volunteer tutors within the program. The program is part of the Academics Department and as such the Director reports to the Chief Academic Officer and holds professional faculty status. The ECSP Director has an active role in organizational leadership by participating in the Board of Directors Education and Formation Committee, monthly Faculty Council meetings and weekly Rector’s Cabinet meetings.

Major Responsibilities Include:
  1. Works collaboratively with the Priests of the Sacred Heart’s ECS Residential Coordinator regarding students’ needs for those living in the Sacred Heart Monastery and sponsored by the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
  2. Evaluates and plans the ECSP courses as part of all course offerings of the Seminary in cooperation with the Chief Academic Officer, working with the Registrar for implementation. Oversees the ECS program curricular design and new course development as needed to meet the needs of the students. Ensures the policies and procedures of the ECS program are current and reliable in the ECSP Handbook for the successful management of the program.
  3. Provides ESL/ESOL classroom instruction as well as in courses designed to bridge students from the ECS to degree programs such as Academic Composition and Introduction to Graduate Religious Studies.
  4. Supports and monitors students transitioning to degree programs for the first year to assess progress and make final decisions on their ability to be successful in their studies.
  5. Works cross-functionally with the Formation Programs Department Vice President regarding placements and formational activities appropriate for ECSP students.
  6. Raises awareness of multi-cultural issues in the Seminary community by organizing the Cultural Fair, incorporating multicultural elements into the liturgical life of the Seminary, and being an integral part in Building Intercultural Competency in Ministers group.
  7. Prepares and monitors the ECS Program budget and provides annual reports.
  8. Evaluates and supervises the ECS program faculty and staff in accordance with the Seminary’s policies and procedures, on a timely basis. Adheres to all organizational policies as found in the Faculty Handbook, Employee Handbook and School Handbook.
  9. Attends all committee meetings as requested by the Chief Academic Officer [see Position Summary for detail].
  10. All other duties as assigned by the Chief Academic Officer.


Special Notes/Instructions
1. Apply online and include a cover letter and a CV (or resume). 2. Send a separate email to with contact information for three (3) references.
Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
8 - 4:30pm
Salary and Benefits
Competitive Market Rate
Generous Employee Benefit package options include medical, HSA, dental and vision and group-term life insurance. After one year, employees are eligible for disability insurance and are enrolled in our pension plan. Paid Time Off plan of 25 days annually, plus Holiday pay.
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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