Assoc Dir Portuguese Flag Program

Location
Athens
Posted
Dec 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: In conjunction with the Portuguese Flagship Program (PFP) Director, the Associate Director will manage both the domestic and overseas programs. The Associate Director is fiscally responsible for the $700,000 annual budget in accordance with Federal regulations and University policies. The PFP is a unique language program funded by the Department of Defense to support the development of proficient language ability in UGA undergraduate students from any major on campus who aspire to become global professionals. The PFP encompasses both a domestic and an overseas (study abroad) experiential learning component founded on innovative research-based pedagogy in second language acquisition. General responsibilities for this position include, but aren't limited to: Experiential Learning - Utilize Backward Design methodology to assist Director and other Flagship faculty with development and implementation of proficiency-based language acquisition curriculum founded on ACTFL proficiency standards in all UGA and Federal University of Sao Joao Del Rei (UFSJ) Portuguese language courses. - Assist Director with ongoing professional development on pedagogically sound teaching practices for both domestic and overseas faculty, instructors, and tutors. Student Affairs - Organize and implement a strategic recruitment plan to attract and retain a diverse group of students from all UGA colleges to the PFP. - Advise students throughout their 4-year participation in the program to be sure they are successfully enrolling in and completing Portuguese courses required for the PFP while simultaneously completing all coursework necessary for their undergraduate major. Outreach - Provide leadership for all K-12 Outreach projects within the PFP. - Serve as a liaison between the PFP and K-12 School district World Language Coordinators and K-12 teachers to assist Director with the development of online courses, benchmark and end-of-course assessments, and proficiency-based curriculum. Program Building - Collaborate with the National Security Education Program to assist with the development and implementation of a second Portuguese Flagship Program at a partner institution in the United States. - Serve as a liaison between the new Portuguese Flagship Program and UFSJ to funnel Flagship students from both U. S. institutions to the study abroad program the PFP has established at UFSJ. Administration and Reporting - Responsible for the development, administration, and oversight of annual domestic and overseas budgets totaling approximately $700,000. - Prepare and submit all required reports and invoices to the National Security Education Program's program administrator - Institute for International Education. Safety and Security - Update and maintain emergency plan of action for Capstone students studying abroad in Brazil. - Serve as point of contact 24/7 to handle emergencies for Capstone students in Brazil.

Responsibilities: Experiential Learning - Utilize Backward Design methodology to assist Director and other Flagship Faculty with development and implementation of proficiency-based language acquisition curriculum founded on ACTFL proficiency standards in all domestic and overseas Portuguese language courses. - Assist Director with ongoing professional development on pedagogically sound teaching practices for both domestic and overseas faculty, instructors, and tutors. - Assist faculty and tutors in the development of intervention plans for students struggling to meet proficiency targets. - Assist Director with the evaluation of curriculum, teaching, and student performance. Based on analysis of data collected on program evaluations, classroom observations, and student learning outcomes, make recommendations for overall program improvement. Assist with implementation of needed reforms to curriculum design, teaching methods proficiency targets and assessment tools.

Qualifications: This position requires a PhD or EdD in Romance Languages, Linguistics, Language Pedagogy, Curriculum Design or a related field OR a Master's degree combined with three years of related experience. Fluency in professional Portuguese is required.

About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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