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Employment at BIR

BIR is currently hiring the following positions:

Associate Program Manager

Overview:
BIR Training Center, a postsecondary institution offering certificate programs for domestic and international students, seeks an experienced Associate Program Manager to strengthen our ESL program.

Key Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have a proven, measurable track record of accomplishments in the following areas:
1) Faculty Hiring, Supervision, Observation and Development
2) Curriculum Development and Implementation
3) Content Writing


Qualifications:

  • Degree in TESOL or in a related field
  • +5 years of experience

Application Process:
Please send the following documents:
  • A cover letter specifically detailing your proven and measurable accomplishments in the above 3 areas
  • A resume

To apply send your resume to mglatt@birtraining.edu

Part-time ESL Instructor

Overview:
BIR Training Center is seeking qualified and experienced ESL and Business English instructors. BIR Training Center offers English language classes at its Devon, Loop, O'Hare, and Belmont campuses. Instructors would teach English classes which focus on speaking and listening, reading, writing, test preparation or Business English. We are looking for instructors who would be able to teach weekday, evening, and weekend classes.

Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, English, or a related field or
  • B.A. in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, English, or a related field and a TESOL certificate
  • At least two years of experience teaching English to adult learners.
  • An ability to use technology in the classroom.


Application Process:
In order to be considered for a part-time teaching position, please send the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume or curriculum vita.

Visit our website at www.birtraining.edu for more information.

To apply send your resume to obodyaniki@birtraining.edu

Senior Software Developers

Key Responsibilities:
Analyzing user requirements, planning and performing system development, customization and deployment of various web-based projects. Conferring with management to analyze current operational procedures, identify problems and learn specific system operations. Developing various new system modules using .Net, ASP.Net, ADO.Net, C#.Net, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Telerik Rad controls, CSS, Ajax, JavaScript and Oracle. Designing and implementing an e-commerce payment system functionality via Authorize.Net. Integrating system data from various sources, including Oracle, Access and EDExpress to provide a robust and easy system for use by the end-users. Developing and implementing test validations of the systems as required by the project. Analyzing test results and recommending modifications to the systems to meet project specifications. Analyzing, tracking and resolving system bugs and issues throughout the testing lifecycle. Monitoring and ensuring optimal performance of the systems. Studying existing information systems to evaluate effectiveness in developing new systems to improve the overall system architecture. Documenting modifications and enhancements to the systems as required by the project.

Qualifications:
Master's Degree or foreign degree equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology or Engineering (Employer will accept a Bachelor's Degree and five years' experience in lieu of Master's Degree) and two years' experience in position or two years' experience in IT field.


Additional requirements:
Experience with ASP.Net, C#.Net, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Telerik Rad controls, CSS, Ajax and JavaScript.

Any Applicant who is interested in this position may apply by regular mail (including Reference Number 10002) to:

Human Resources
Business Industrial Resources
DBA BIR Training Center
3601 W. Devon Avenue, Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60659

To apply send your resume to the mailing address provided above.

Admissions Counselor (Chicago)

Overview:
BIR Training Center, a postsecondary institution offering certificate programs for domestic and international students, seeks an individual experienced in customer service/sales to enroll students and advise them throughout their studies.

Qualifications:

  • Must be fluent in English and one of the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish or Assyrian.
  • A proven track record of serving clients from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Outgoing personality and a desire to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Power Point).
  • Some evening/weekend hours are required.
  • College degree a plus.
  • Understanding of social media a plus.
  • Must be a U.S. Permanent Resident/Citizen.


Application Process: Please send the following documents:

  • A cover letter addressing each of the requirements
  • A resume

To apply send your resume to mglatt@birtraining.edu

ESL Full-Time Faculty

Overview:
BIR Training Center, a postsecondary institution offering certificate programs for domestic and international students is seeking an experienced ESL Instructor to join the English Language Programs (ELP) Department. This is a 12-month full-time position.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Teach between 20 and 32 hours per week as assigned
  • Participate in curriculum review and development
  • Participate in training of new faculty members
  • Support and lead adjunct faculty
  • Engage in departmental improvement initiatives
  • Assume an active role in professional development activities
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies
  • Advise students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements
  • Perform other academics related duties as assigned


Requirements:

  • An MA Degree in Linguistics with Specialization in TESOL from an accredited institution.
  • 5+ years of experience teaching English as a Second Language to international students.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programmatic and curriculum changes in an ESL environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to convey complex concepts in a clear, concise manner
  • Understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and people and of the language acquisition process.
  • Proficiency utilizing computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable.

Working at BIR
BIR provides excellent and opportunities for professional growth. To advance work/life balance, the school allows flexible work schedule. Salary range for this position is commensurate with qualifications. BIR offers comprehensive medical and dental coverage, vision care plan, paid holidays, flexible paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plan. This position is based out of our South Loop Campus. However, the selected candidate will be expected to travel to different campuses as needed.

Application Process:
Please send the following documents:

  • A cover letter addressing each of the requirements
  • A resume

We will contact you if there is interest in your candidacy. Screening of applicants begins immediately. Position will remain open until filled. The school reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. Selected applicants will be asked to provide official academic transcripts and letters of recommendation.

To apply send your resume to facultymanager@birtraining.edu

Test Preparation Program Manager

BIR Training Center is a multi-campus proprietary regionally accredited institution of career and language education. Established in 1993, BIR Training Center educates over 2,500 students annually at its four Chicago campuses. BIR is seeking to fill a full-time position of Test Preparation Program Coordinator. The selected candidate will oversee all aspects of the Test Preparation program, assume an active role in promoting the programs to prospective students, and establish and develop relationships with local colleges and universities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively seeks and develops partnership agreements with local colleges and universities
  • Promotes the program to prospective students internally and externally
  • Promotes the program to prospective students internally and externally
  • Develops and improves the curriculum for test preparation programs
  • Evaluates student performance and program efficacy
  • Provides testing information to current students and deals with student issues as needed
  • Takes lead in the process of establishing a licensed IELTS Testing Center on site
  • Takes lead in the expansion of testing offerings
  • Works with the Registrar's office on course offerings and schedule


Qualifications:
We are seeking a seasoned professional who has:

  • 5+ years administrative work experience in a university, college or language school in curriculum development, program evaluation, promotion, or similar field
  • 3+ experience teaching GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS or similar test preparation is highly desirable
  • An advanced degree is required
  • High energy, creativity and initiative
  • An established network of educators in the Chicagoland area

Working at BIR
BIR provides challenging environment and opportunities for professional growth. To advance work/life balance, the school allows flexible work schedule. Salary range for this position is commensurate with qualifications. BIR offers comprehensive medical and dental coverage, vision care plan, paid holidays, flexible paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plan. BIR employees are usually expected to rotate between different campuses whenever needed. The person can expect to have a strong presence at our South Loop and Devon locations.

Application Process
To apply please submit a letter of interest addressing each of the requirements and resume to FM@birtraining.edu

Selection Process
You will be contacted if there is interest in your candidacy. Screening of applicants begins immediately. Position will remain open until filled. The school reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

To apply send your resume to facultymanager@birtrraining.edu