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Curriculum Developer II

Company: Multilingual Solutions Inc
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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Summary: MLS is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of languages to fulfil the role of Curriculum Developer II for a full-time position, in Arlington, VA.

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Khmer(Cambodian) ; Kyrgyz ; Tigrinya ; Tetun ; Telugu ; Tamil ; Slovenian ; Sinhala ; Romanian ; Russian ; Nepali ; Mongolian ; Polish ; Malayalam ; Malay ; Lao ; Lithuanian ; Azerbaijani ; Burmese ; Czech ; Danish ; Estonian ; Georgian; Swedish ; Punjabi ; Armenian; Bulgarian ; Albanian ; Tibetan ; Kazakh ; German ; Spanish ; French ; Arabic ; Farsi ;

Qualified candidates for this role shall demonstrate the following:

Foreign Language Proficiency: All qualified candidates must be educated native or near-native speakers of the language (preferably Level 4 or higher on the ILR proficiency scale). Documentation demonstrating ability to speak and teach the specific foreign language will be required.

English Proficiency: All qualified candidates must possess sufficient proficiency in English (ILR proficiency Level 2 or higher) to meet the specific training and administrative needs of their section.

Cultural Background: All qualified candidates must possess the cultural background of the specific country or geographical region required by submitting proof of being raised or educated in said country, by living in a cultural enclave or heritage community in another country, or by demonstrating through work experience or academic preparation a deep understanding of the region. It is desired, but not required, that contractors should have spent their formal educational (secondary school and beyond) years in the cultural environment and have been schooled there through the equivalent of American secondary school.

In addition, each qualified candidate must have the ability to:

  • Perform assigned tasks or execute single-handedly, the development of language training materials or SLS-relevant reference materials, including but not limited to text, audio, video, and technology-based media.
  • Adhere to all copyright guidelines and restrictions, follow FSI and SLS procedures regarding copyright, and track compliance for assigned development project(s).
  • Review and edit foreign language and/or English in instructional materials.
  • Perform assigned tasks or execute single-handedly the development of SLS-relevant research and development projects, including but not limited to instructional research and development.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of new specialized language training programs for domestic and overseas use.
  • Assist with developing models that reflect "best practices" experience in Washington and around the world and encourage the wider use of innovative training models, e.g., distance learning, multimedia learning systems, guided self-study, coaching, exploiting a local language environment, and tutoring.
  • Incorporate innovative materials and practices to address various learning styles and needs, build skills in learning strategies, and promote continual learning after language training.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of SLS-relevant in-service staff development, orientation activities, and training projects designed to build skills in effective materials development and classroom implementation.
  • Assist with drafting all required documents in the curriculum development project approval process as well as provide status updates on approved projects on request.
  • With minimal direction, lead groups in the development of language training materials or SLS-relevant reference materials and/or in the development of SLS-relevant instructional research and development.
  • With minimal direction, manage the development and implementation of new specialized language training programs for domestic and overseas use.
  • Assist other language professionals, in a mentoring role, by, among other things, developing models that reflect "best practices" experience in Washington and around the world.
  • Actively encourage the wider use of innovative training models, e.g., distance learning, multimedia learning systems, guided self-study, coaching, exploiting a local language environment, and tutoring.
  • With minimal direction, lead groups in the development of SLS-relevant staff training projects or undertake training development on own, including, but not limited to, design and execution of workshops for SLS staff. Training projects may involve coaching, mentoring or classroom observation as required.
  • With minimal direction, collaborate with the Division of Curriculum, Student and Staff Development to draft all required documents in the curriculum development project approval process, and provide status updates on approved projects as directed.

Requirements

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience developing courses for adult learners of foreign languages taught at FSI.
  • BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D. in a relevant language education field with demonstrated expertise through experience or publications in instructional design and/or curriculum development methodologies in language education.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience teaching adult learners of foreign languages.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience serving as team lead for a course-length development project.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience designing and delivering training for language educators.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience incorporating a variety of educational technology in instructional materials preferred.
  • Experience designing materials for proficiency-based instruction preferred.
  • Experience designing task-based language learning materials valued.
  • Experience designing vocabulary-based language learning materials valued.
  • Experience designing courses utilizing blended learning models valued.
  • Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes valued.
  • Experience designing and delivering training targeted to needs of diplomatic community valued.
  • Contingent upon contract award*

Keywords: Multilingual Solutions Inc, Arlington , Curriculum Developer II, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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