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LINGUIST List 20.2751

Tue Aug 11 2009

Jobs: English, Applied Ling: Program Associate, Center for Applied Ling

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        1.    Deborah Kennedy, English & Applied Linguistics: Program Associate I, Center for Applied Linguistics, DC, USA

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Program Associate I, Center for Applied Linguistics, DC, USA
Date: 10-Aug-2009
From: Deborah Kennedy <dkennedycal.org>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Program Associate I, Center for Applied Linguistics, DC, USA
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University or Organization: Center for Applied Linguistics
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.cal.org/ehls
Job Rank: Program Associate I

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Program Manager, English for Heritage Language Speakers program

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) is an English for
professional purposes program that prepares native speakers of critical
languages for positions with the federal government. The 8-month program
involves 6 months of full-time, intensive instruction followed by 2 months
of part-time study. EHLS is funded by the National Security Education
Program (U.S. Department of Defense) and managed by the Center for Applied
Linguistics. All instruction currently takes place at Georgetown University.

The EHLS program manager reports to the EHLS program director and works
with research assistants and other CAL staff.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Develop coordinated strategic plan for outreach to communities of
critical language speakers throughout the United States; establish and
maintain relationships with community and professional organizations
- Develop, conduct and evaluate annual national-level recruiting campaign,
to include multi-city advertising plan, information sessions in key cities,
and other aspects TBD
- Oversee ongoing updates to program website
- Review and edit program application as needed
- Oversee applicant interview process and coordinate administration and
scoring of applicant interviews
- Participate in application review and applicant provisional selection
- Schedule and oversee testing of provisionally selected applicants
- Participate in site visits to program site
- Schedule and oversee exit testing for program participants
- Manage budget for advertising, recruitment travel, external language testing
- Collaborate with and provide support to program partners as needed

Qualifications:
- Education: Master's degree in TESL, Linguistics, Education, or related
discipline. Knowledge of principles of second language acquisition and
language testing strongly preferred.
- Experience: A minimum of five years of professional experience is
required, including experience working with adult English language
learners, preferably as an instructor, and at least one year of project
management experience with supervisory responsibilities. Background in
working with English language learners from the Middle East and North
Africa, South Central Asia, and East Asia or familiarity with these
communities in the US strongly preferred.
- Skills: Proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
required; proficiency with design/layout software and Web design software a
plus. Must have strong oral and written communication skills in English.
- Other requirements: Must be able to provide leadership and collaborate
well on a team, prioritize work, and give attention to detail while meeting
deadlines. Must have strong organizational and multitasking skills. A high
level of intercultural awareness and understanding, demonstrated through
relevant previous experience, is strongly preferred. Must be available for
travel for program marketing and recruiting purposes.

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and
an excellent benefits package. CAL is conveniently located two blocks from
the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

CAL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or
employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

In accordance with INS regulations, all successful applicants will be
required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the
United States.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Phyllis Tate
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1859
USA
Email Address for Applications: jobscal.org
Contact Information:
Ms. Phyllis Tate
Email: jobscal.org
Phone: 202-362-0700

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