Michigan State University is seeking an Specialist- Outreach, Assistant Director, for its Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA). We are looking for a forward-thinking individual to join our dynamic and innovative team. The Assistant Director assists the Director, implements CeLTA’s vision and mission, performs administrative tasks, and coordinates day-to-day operations of CeLTA.
This is a full-time fixed term three year academic specialist position. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of CeLTA.
Oversee the Center’s communications with internal and external stakeholders, including our web/media presence, social media outlets, our CeLTA Brief newsletter, and coordinate media production for center programming.
Provide leadership in CeLTA’s operations by overseeing and mentoring a team of graduate assistants, student employees, and paid interns. This includes regular meetings, keeping the student employee and graduate student manuals, assisting with the graduate assistant portfolios, providing onboarding and ongoing training.
Coordinate and facilitate the use of the Center’s learning spaces, such as the CeLTA Labs classrooms and the multi-purpose main space. The Assistant Director ensures smooth operations by overseeing scheduling, coordination with faculty, staff, and student assistants, outreach, and marketing. The Assistant Director also monitors usage and works with the CeLTA team and other staff to keep the learning spaces state-of-the-art.
Collaborate with and assist CeLTA employees with the implementation and management of projects and initiatives. Depending on qualifications and experience, the Assistant Director may take the lead on current or new CeLTA initiatives. Examples of current projects include:
Research projects, such as our undergraduate language enrollment study, our language learning spaces co-design project, or our Language for Specific Purposes Initiative.
Teaching innovation projects, such as our language and study abroad project or work on open educational resources.
Cooperation projects, such as working with our Big Ten Academic Alliance peer institutions, the Language Center Alliance, and the Michigan World Languages Association.
Professional development programming, for example our speaker series and faculty learning community. The Assistant Director is expected to assist with finding suitable speakers and topics and organizing professional development events.
Assist the Director of the Community Language School (CLS) with the planning and coordination language advocacy events
Assist with admissions and outreach for CeLTA’s Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) program.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Masters -a world language, linguistics, language-related field
Doctorate -a world language, linguistics, language-related field
MA in a world language, linguistics, or a language-related field, such as MA TESOL, second language studies, linguistics, cultural studies, or language education
Knowledge of current trends in language education
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Good technology skills and willingness to learn about new technologies
Openness to new developments and innovation in language education
Ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups such as academic faculty and staff, community members, organizational, partners and funders
PhD/Doctoral Degree in a world language, linguistics, or a language-related field, such as MA TESOL, second language studies, linguistics, cultural studies, or language education
Excellent technology skills
Experience working in a language center (or similar administrative experience)
Experience teaching languages or language-related courses
Experience working in a higher education setting, especially at a public research university
Fluency in a foreign language
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter b) current curriculum vitae c) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.
Review of applications will begin February 3, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/
For more information, contact Felix Kronenberg, Chair of the Search Committee, Director of CeLTA, (email: email@example.com; phone: 517-884-1511)
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
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As a locally grounded and internationally minded hub for language education transformation, our mission is to empower language educators, engage language learners, and enhance language learning and teaching practices through innovation, research, advocacy, and professional development.
Our values are: to connect, to innovate, and to transform.
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MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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