Shorelight Education is reinventing the international education experience for both students and universities. In partnership with leading U.S. institutions, we build innovative degree programs — whether on campus or cloud-based, in the United States or students' home countries — that help students thrive and create a new generation of successful, globally minded alumni.
The Academic Affairs Manager (AAM) reports to the Senior Director of Academic Affairs, assisting in the development and implementation of academic policies, procedures, and curricula for our ESL, undergraduate, and graduate accelerator programs. The AAM will work closely with academic units at partner universities, faculty, as well as the Shorelight global team of academic directors. Some travel to partner universities is expected.
Developing and implementing Shorelight pre-sessional, global first year, pre-sessional master's accelerator program (MAP), and MAP curricula, as well academic policies and procedures
Gathering Shorelight Education's Market Launch Essentials (MLEs) across products and partnerships
Collaborating on the development of ESL and Global First Year curricula by writing content, applying pedagogical techniques, and incorporating industry and partnership best practices
Conducting research and presenting findings in a clear, timely, and organized fashion
Supporting the implementation of student engagement best practices among colleagues
Helping design a portfolio of national academic policy documents, including a national academic policy handbook, faculty development materials, and instructional and student learning resources in coordination with the Shorelight Academic Affairs department
Providing support for the department and partnership sites of the corporate content management system, Sharepoint, including information organization, user interfacing, user access, and training events
Master's degree in higher education administration, TESOL, applied linguistics, or related field
Experience developing ESL, undergraduate, or graduate programs at a curricular and operations level
Experience working in higher education, private language schools, or other international education organizations
Experience working with international students and multilingual populations
Record of exceptional interpersonal, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
Ability to work in a diverse environment, and exhibit cross-cultural competence and understanding
High energy level and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated problem-solving, decision-making, and creative-thinking abilities
Eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship
Willingness to travel at least 30% of the time
To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.
Shorelight Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.