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Coordinator of the Language Learning Center

 

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University Mission

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Department

 

World Languages and Cultures

 

Job Purpose:

 

The Coordinator of the Language Learning Center is responsible to meet the learning and teaching needs of students and faculty in ten modern and three classical languages. Additionally, the Coordinator is responsible for coordinating translation services, tutoring programs and other language related community services.

 

Essential Duties:

 

– Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Language Learning Center

– Administer and grade foreign language placement testing throughout the year as needed and share results with advising centers; conduct ESL placement testing throughout the year for immigrants, graduate students, and faculty as needed

– Administer and grade oral proficiency testing in several languages in conjunction with target language faculty

– Oversee International Graduate Teaching Assistants and international Fulbright Scholars

– Oversee LLC staff in ESL methods by working with immigrants/graduate students and providing language tutoring services

– Provide foreign language services to the University community as well as public and private agencies such as the LEAP program that assists college language students’ transition; assist with student preparation for national oral testing

– Provide vision for future technological innovation in terms of hardware, software, or other applications for language learning

– Teach 1-2 courses per semester for the World Languages department as needed, prepare class lectures and grade student work

– Promote the world languages department by updating the department’s social media platforms, creating the department newsletter, and managing the department website

– Plan 6-8 cultural events each year in cooperation with FLTAs and visiting instructors

 

Additional Skills Required:

 

– Native or near-native fluency in both English and another modern language required

– Strong computer skills and familiarity with current technology

– Ability to maintain effective working relationships

– Ability to coordinate language programs

– Ability to effectively multi-task

– Must be able to work with nontraditional students

– Must be able to support the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture

– Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

 

Minimum Education Requirements:

 

– Master’s degree in Languages, Second Language Acquisition, or Applied Linguistics 

 

Preferred Education:

 

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

 

– Must have three (3) years of teaching experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

– Spanish fluency

– Ability to teach subject teaching methods for undergraduate and graduate students is desired as well as ESL and ELL methods for teachers

 

Years of Experience: 3

 

University Classification: Professional

 

FLSA Classification: Exempt

 

Schedule/Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional hours as required.

 

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

 

Annual Schedule: 10

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

Posting Number: S0827P

 

Open Date: 04/30/2024

 

Close Date: 05/14/2024

 

Open Until Filled: No

 

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