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Thu Mar 08 2007

Jobs: SLA, Lang Services: Faculty Research Assistant, U of Maryland

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        1.    Luisa Cortes, SLA, Language Services: Faculty Research Assistant in Quality Assurance, University of Maryland, MD, USA


Message 1: SLA, Language Services: Faculty Research Assistant in Quality Assurance, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Date: 08-Mar-2007
From: Luisa Cortes <lcortesnflc.org>
Subject: SLA, Language Services: Faculty Research Assistant in Quality Assurance, University of Maryland, MD, USA


University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: National Foreign Language Center
Web Address: http://www.nflc.org

Job Rank: Faculty Research Assistant in Quality Assurance

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Services,
Instructional Design


Description:

The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) is a research institute of the
University of Maryland dedicated to promoting a language-competent America
by developing and disseminating information that informs policy makers.
NFLC is looking for a Faculty Research Assistant in Quality Assurance.

Job Summary:
The position's primary focus will be on the quality assurance of processes
and products related to sponsored research projects at the NFLC.
Specifically the position will be responsible for the design and
implementation of the Center's policies and procedures to ensure that the
project's quality standards are met during production. This position will
oversee the testing of production processes and products prior to delivery
to the sponsor.

Specifically the Assistant will: carry out an initial review of the
Center's existing approaches to QA by documenting and assessing their
effectiveness, make recommendations to the Center's director, project
technical leads and project managers on an ongoing basis regarding ways to
improve quality assurance, and alert them quickly to any major concerns,
develop and nurture a collegial, team approach to quality assurance which
will consistently assure that the Center's full project staff participate
in and recognize their role in the quality assurance process, report
promptly to the Director any issues likely to affect the quality of target
outcomes of the Center's sponsored projects; outcomes to broadly include
all "deliverables" of sponsored programs, including products such as
multimedia, training, outreach programs and internal initiatives, identify
and recommend additional expertise or external resources to be consulted
and additional training which may be required to guarantee the quality
assurance of the Center's sponsored projects, set up a standard protocol
for monitoring and reporting on any quality assurance matters for all
sponsored programs, and provide a routine report to the Center's director
on QA-related matters for all sponsored projects, perform a variety of
tasks as assigned and as determined by the Center's sponsored projects'
need; lead and direct the work of others as needed to attain the
qualitative goals of the Center's sponsored projects.

Qualifications:
Master's degree required, in an academic field relevant to quality
assurance, 3 - 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the field
of quality assurance, demonstrated knowledge of best practices in quality
assurance and familiarity with the field's concepts, a wide degree of
creativity and latitude is expected, knowledge of at least one of the
following areas: second language acquisition, language services,
instructional design, multimedia, software development and/or the
production of educational materials, demonstrated ability to set up and
maintain systems and practices over time and the required rigor and
exactitude in applying standards of quality, team-building and collegial
skills and habits and an ability to weigh and balance practical concerns
such as time and cost in optimizing quality assurance practices

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV or resume and a list of three
references to resumesnflc.org

AA/EEOC. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Email Address for Applications: resumesnflc.org

Contact Information:
Luisa Cortes
Email: resumesnflc.org
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