27.3678, Jobs: Language Acquisition: Project Manager, Michigan State University

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Subject: 27.3678, Jobs: Language Acquisition: Project Manager, Michigan State University

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Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:11:20
From: Koen van Gorp [vangorpk at msu.edu]
Subject: Language Acquisition: Project Manager, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

University or Organization: Michigan State University 
Department: Center for Language Teaching Advancement
Job Location: Michigan, USA 
Job Title: Project Manager
Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition 


The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State
University seeks applications for a project manager to oversee two large
grants: 1) The Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative, funded by the
National Security Education Program within the Defense Language and National
Security Education Office, and 2) The Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Partnership, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The position is a
12-month Academic Specialist position beginning November 2016 with an end date
of August 31, 2019. The position is based in East Lansing, Michigan.

The goal of the Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative is to introduce
assessment practices to four of MSU’s foreign language programs (French,
Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) to measure teaching and learning and to
determine the impact of such practices on teaching and learning.  The LCTL
Partnership aims to transform the way LCTLs have been traditionally taught by
leveraging cutting edge research and advances in instructional technology so
that more students, across more Big Ten Academic Alliance member institutions,
achieve at least intermediate high proficiency in more LCTLs.  The Project
Manager will coordinate all activities of both projects. The first year of the
position will be split evenly between the two projects. Years 2 and 3 of the
appointment will be 100% LCTL Partnership.

The project manager oversees day-to-day logistics, communicates with all
stakeholders, organizes meetings and workshops, schedules testing, compiles
reports, assists with data collection, and manages other tasks as assigned.
The Program Manager will have the opportunity to work with high-profile groups
and institutions in the U.S. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

We are seeking candidates with strong communicative and managerial skills. 
- Education: MA degree in a language-related field
- Abilities: demonstrated oral and written communication skills and strong
organizational skills; ability to work independently and observe deadlines;
ability to conduct effective meetings; ability to interact with members across
institutions; strong interpersonal and decision-making skills; ability to
think creatively about communication and collaboration.
- Technical Skills: data management skills (e.g., Excel, Access, Survey
Monkey, etc.)
- Must possess: willingness to work a variable schedule as needed

Additional Desirable Qualifications: 
- Experience or background with: experience in project management; experience
on a collaborative educational / research project; background in assessment

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer
and 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.  Job applicants are
considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without
regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Persons with
disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2016 (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: https://goo.gl/udtKxm 
Contact Information:
	Head of Foreign Language Assessment Koen van Gorp 
	Email: vangorpk at msu.edu 


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