Job at Terralingua DC USA

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>>From the LINGUIST List Vol-13-1749

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 12:34:08 -0700
From: Anthea Fallen-Bailey <afallenb at>
Subject: Socioling, Anthopological Ling: Program Assoc for
Terralingua, DC USA

Terralingua just established an office in Washington, DC, and is
seeking to hire a program associate.

Program Associate

Terralingua, a small non-profit organization based in Washington DC,
is hiring a Program Associate to assist with program implementation
and organizational development. Through research, information sharing
and advocacy, Terralingua seeks to protect cultural, linguistic and
biological diversity around the world. The organization is currently
going through a rapid transition from a virtual network of volunteers
to an organization with a small paid staff and an office in
Washington. The Program Associate position will be either part-time or
full-time, depending on funding and candidate qualifications.

The program associate will contribute to an innovative program of
research on global patterns of diversity and indicators for assessing
the variety and status of the world's cultures and languages. The
results of this work will be used to advocate revisions to current
policy and legal practices around the world. As a member of a small
staff, the program associate will also assist with fundraising,
financial management, administrative tasks, project design, and
strategic planning for the organization. Additionally, the Program
Associate may be responsible for day-to-day oversight of programs and
the Terralingua office for extended periods of time. The individual
will work closely with the organization's president, as well as
partners and collaborators from academic institutions, government
agencies, international organizations, and non-governmental
organizations from around the world. This is an unusual opportunity
to contribute to research and policy advocacy on emerging issues at
the crossroads of several traditional disciplines, while gaining
practical experience in all aspects of non-profit program development
and management.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, comfortable working
closely with others in a team, and committed both to rigorous
scientific research and to the application of research results to
achieve positive social change. He or she will enjoy
interdisciplinary work with a variety of collaborators from different
cultures and parts of the world; will possess strong written and oral
communication skills; will be highly organized and capable of managing
and setting priorities among many pressing and important tasks during
the course of a typical day; and will be comfortable handling the
logistical, administrative and financial duties involved in helping to
run a small organization. A master's or doctorate in anthropology or
linguistics is preferred, with experience in conservation biology or
related disciplines also valued. Fluency in English required, and
competence in at least one other language strongly desired.
Experience managing projects also desirable. There may be significant
travel, including international travel, after the first year.

Full-time salary in the high 20s or low 30s (with benefits), depending
on experience. Salaries are expected to increase as additional funding
is secured. Terralingua is an equal opportunity employer. Please send
cover letter and resume to: Terralingua, 1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20009, U.S.A, or fax to +1.202.3874823, or email to
info at Please no inquiries and no phone calls.


Luisa Maffi (Ph.D.)
Terralingua: Partnerships for Linguistic and Biological Diversity
1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009, U.S.A.
Fax: +1.202.3874823
Email: maffi at

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