|Job Posting Number||S00783|
|Position Title||Assistant Director of Intercultural and Language Learning|
|Department||Center for Global Studies|
|Job Category||Staff Posting|
Are you passionate about understanding other cultures and learning languages? Do you love fostering this same passion in students through creative programming? Do you believe that languages are one of the keys to intercultural understanding?
Reporting to the Director of the Fries Center for Global Studies, The Assistant Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing high-impact intercultural initiatives aimed at campus internationalization, in part through the lens of language learning.
The position works closely with colleagues in the Fries Center for Global Studies and collaborates with Wesleyan language faculty and Wesleyan student groups to further build culture and language-based communities of practice across campus.
Primary responsibilities include:
INTERCULTURAL OUTREACH AND PROGRAMMING
Facilitate workshops for students, faculty, and staff on intercultural competency and engage in intercultural competency assessment
Develop, oversee, and evaluate learning outcomes for the Global Engagement Certificate program
Collaborate with campus partners to put on campus-wide intercultural and international events such as International Education Week, Power of Language Conference, and Wes and the World Photo Contest.
Collaborate with the Office of Study Abroad to facilitate pre-departure and reentry workshops
Organize and mentor student organizations and host activities aimed at fostering regular and meaningful interaction of international and U.S. based students; organize programming for Freeman Scholars and Davis Scholars
Collaborate with relevant staff in orienting and advising Wesleyan’s international students and coordinate programming on matters related to cultural immersion; co-chair the International Student Advisory Board
LANGUAGE OUTREACH AND SUPPORT
Collaborate with campus partners to promote and highlight language learning, including working with faculty through the Language Collective and the Deans’ Office regarding current and incoming students
Develop and adopt tools and strategies for identifying proficiencies and tracking activities in languages other than English, and work with the Registrar and Institutional Research to monitor, track and assess growth in this area
Collaborate with the Director of Language Resources and Technology in implementing instructional opportunities for languages not regularly taught at Wesleyan.
Collaborate with relevant staff and faculty colleagues to facilitate and support the social-cultural adaptation of the Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs)
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant professional experience involving intercultural education with at least one years’ experience in higher education or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Proficiency in a second language with a demonstrated interest in the relation between language, culture, and identities
Experience facilitating social-cultural adaptation
Effective problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative
Experience supporting, creating, and conducting programming and workshops
Excellent working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability to work some evening and weekend hours
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds
Master’s degree in a relevant field strongly preferred
A minimum of five years’ experience in event or program planning
Experience supervising students or other staff
Experience with IDI (intercultural development inventory) and/or IES (intercultural effectiveness scale)
Experience living or studying abroad
|Management Competencies||Not Applicable|
|Competencies||Creativity and innovation, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Oral communications, Organizational skills, Patience, Presentation skills, Project management, Respects diversity, Written communications, Commitment to sustainability|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Application Closing Date is March 30, 2020
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University
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