Curriculum Developer II
Company: Multilingual Solutions Inc
Posted on: June 7, 2021
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
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
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
- 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
- Perform assigned tasks or execute single-handedly the
development of SLS-relevant research and development projects,
including but not limited to instructional research and
- Collaborate in the development and implementation of new
specialized language training programs for domestic and overseas
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Experience designing task-based language learning materials
- Experience designing vocabulary-based language learning
- Experience designing courses utilizing blended learning models
- 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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