ESL Faculty (Full-time)

The Intensive English Language Institute at Divine Word College, Epworth, IA, is seeking a full-time ESL instructor who will help students achieve academic and professional goals through high-quality instruction in ESL and undergraduate study preparation. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach all skills across all levels of English proficiency up to 20 hours a week. The candidate will also need administrative skills to carry out committee work, research, special projects and his or her own professional development.
Degree Requirement:
Master’s degree or higher in TESOL or Applied Linguistics from a regionally accredited institution by the official start date, August 2018
Other Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of IEP teaching experience with demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and best practices in ESL pedagogy with proof of academic publications or regular attending and/or presenting at TESOL or related conferences over the last three years
  • Knowledge of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the can-do statements at each CEFR level
  • Strong computer and media literacy with experience in blended learning
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship
Desired qualifications:
  • Experience in curriculum development and revision in intensive English programs
  • Experience in or familiarity with the CEA accreditation procedures
  • Availability to teach in summer
Deadline for Application: Screening of applications will begin on March 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Send cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three professional references, and unofficial academic transcripts to: Divine Word College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

IELI Administrative Assistant (Part-time)
The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at Divine Word College, Epworth, IA is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will work 20 hours a week with a 12-month contract. He or she will be responsible for daily administrative duties in the ESL program that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Handle inquiries from visitors and callers, and direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs
  • Administer placement and promotion tests
  • Enter and manage student assessment data on spreadsheets
  • Coordinate ESL student services such as field trips
  • Recruit, manage, and take surveys from volunteer tutors
  • Recruit and manage host families for off-campus students
  • Draft and distribute program promotion flyers
  • Take attendance and give assignments in classes that ESL faculty miss on Paid-Time Off days
  • Order and dispense supplies
  • Attend and take minutes at bi-weekly faculty meetings
  • Catalog books and materials in ESL Resource Room
  • Assist in other projects as needed
The initial 12-month contract is renewable depending on the annual performance evaluation and institutional needs.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven work experience as a secretary or administrative assistant
  • Familiarity with office organization and optimization techniques
  • High degree of multi-tasking and time management capability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Proficiency in MS Office
Desired qualifications:
  • TESOL certificate
  • Cross-cultural or overseas experience such as hosting or tutoring international students
  • Availability in the afternoon as requested
  • Residence in the Tri-State area and familiarity with community resources
  • Creative information searching and networking skills
Deadline for Application: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Ms. Donna Puccio at this address: Divine Word College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Liturgical Music Coordinator/Piano Instructor
Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa is seeking a Liturgical Music Coordinator, beginning in August 2018, or earlier. The position includes selecting music for all public liturgies, scheduling the choirs, cantors and instrumentalists for all liturgical functions, and planning music for weekly liturgies, Masses, and special occasions. The successful candidate would also be responsible for training student cantors and student instrumentalists every week in preparation for liturgies.
The position of Liturgical Music Coordinator is part-time, but could be full-time if the candidate possesses a Master’s Degree to play/teach piano, applied organ, or other academic courses such as Beginning Music Theory, Ear Training and Sight Singing, and Intermediate Music Theory.  The Liturgical Coordinator would also be responsible for training small ensembles for special occasions, and coordinating the hiring of professional instrumentalists, as needed, for special occasions.
Qualifications: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in liturgy or music, and previous experience in liturgical planning required.
Send cover letter and resume to Ms. Donna Puccio at or Divine Word College, P. O. Box 380, Epworth, IA  52045. Application deadline: April 6, 2018. Divine Word College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.