LTC Instructor, French Iso-Immersion
Posting InformationPosting Information Position Title LTC Instructor, French Iso-Immersion Position Type CLV Seasonal - Academic Year Employment Status Seasonal Number of Months 5 General Employment Period
As of 8/22/18, their are several independent program dates in the October 2018 through March 2019 time frame:
Instructors typically arrive three days before a program start date.
see dates above;
plus some additional time (10-15 hours) in advance of iso-immersion program for planning and coordination with the instructional team
varies; this is an intensive learning/working environment that requires up 10-14 hours per day of engagement with the students in a residential setting, in a remote area in northern MinnesotaMinimum Salary DOQ; minimum $1,000 perweek, plus room and board Job Summary/Basic Function
The LTC Instructor of a Concordia Language Villages Language Training Center (LTC) program is responsible for instruction and overall implementation of a language-specific iso-immersion program as guided by the Lead Instructor/Program Coordinator. This includes planning and implementation a variety of program elements, some public relations, and interacting with the support staff from the facilities and operations areas at the Villages. The Instructor is responsible for implementing program elements that reflect the mission of Concordia Language Villages and the parameters of the Concordia LTC model in accordance with the expressed needs of the LTC client. The Instructor reports to the respective LTC Lead Instructor and to the administrative team of Concordia Language Villages as a whole.
A.Work in a productive, collegial relationship with CLV colleagues to develop, implement and ensure a comprehensive iso-immersion program, taking responsibility for immersion program elements such as:.
i. Prepare for and implement an academically oriented small language learning class for 3-5 hours on a daily basis.
ii. Develop and implement a well-rounded linguistically and culturally appropriate learner-centered program in line with the LTC expectations, working in collaboration with others on the instructional team.
iii. Implement the educational program and schedule, incorporating the optimum level of language and cultural involvement within the philosophy of Concordia Language Villages.
iv. Assist with continual assessing and enhancing of program delivery.
B.Be an active, facilitative and visible member of the LTC program when in session.
C.Ensure that the Village program is operated in accordance with the standards of the American Camp Association (ACA), and in agreement with the policies of Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages.
D.Consult with the Lead Instructor/Program Coordinator or appropriate administrator on issues and questions of program needs and policy and program implementation.
E.Promote the health, safety, and well-being of all participants.
F.Collaborate with others within the respective larger Language Community.
2. Collegial work environment
A.Actively engage in and support the instructional team prior to begin of the course (as requested) and throughout implementation.
B.Develop and maintain collegial relationships among all staff, including support staff, for a productive, safe and health working atmosphere at the Village that promotes the mission of the Language Villages.
C.Actively contribute staff meetings for purposes of communication, collaboration, logistical planning and educational improvement of the program.
D.Respect and support peer instructional team member’s contributions to the overall program.
E. Implement Concordia Language Villages policies and procedures.
3. Operations/Program Support
A.Be a steward of your Language Village site, resources, and relationships.
B.Help oversee general operation of your Language Villages program.
C.Help ensure effective and timely communication between your Village program and the Language Villages support staff team(s).
4. Public Relations
A.Be an ambassador for your program and Concordia Language Villages.
B.Foster positive connections between all participants and others interested or involved in the program.
C.Welcome and provide guidance for Village visitors interested in learning about the program.
Essential functions of the this position are listed below. Essential functions are the fundamental job duties or tasks that the program leader must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. These are statements of performance or ability necessary to fulfill the core or essential functions of the job of a program leader. These statements describe what it takes to do the job, without stipulating how. The list of essential functions is a supplement to the position description .
Must possess auditory ability to monitor and assess the needs of his/her Village program. This includes but is not limited to:
A.Hearing and interpreting information a staff member or client is communicating verbally, in both English and the target language.
B.Communicating over the phone in both English and the target language.
2. Visual Acuity
Must possess visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary to carry out tasks outlined in the job description, including:
A.Observing and assessing individual(s) behavior(s), especially those salient to staff and participants.
B.Observing and assessing program activities for its reflection of program objectives.
C.Observing and assessing non-verbal communication signals reflective of both English and the target language.
D.Reading and understanding printed documents in both English and the target language.
3. Motor Function
Must have sufficient motor function, neuromuscular strength and coordination to effectively perform the activities required of the job. Examples include but are not limited to:
A.Moving from place to place within the village while carrying various objects.
B.B. Responding effectively in emergency situations.
Must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with clients, program and support staff in both English and the target language. This includes expressive and receptive modes of verbal, nonverbal and written communication. Examples include but are not limited to:
A.Explaining village policies and practices.
B.Documenting assessment, action and responses of staff and clients to incidents as well as routine Village activities.
C.Reading and assessing client, staff and program literature.
D.Giving an accurate report of requested information to peers and administration.
E.Effectively hiring, orienting and coaching a staff team to provide the program.
5. Emotional Health
Must possess the social and emotional health required for full use of his/her intellectual abilities in an intensive community-based, isolated learning environment, including the ability to:
A. Prioritize competing demands; focus and maintain attention to necessary tasks.
B. Function in stressful circumstances; deal with the unexpected (e.g., client crisis).
C. Separate own needs and experiences in order to maintain objectivity and a client-centered program.
D. Adjust to changing circumstances.
E. Handle the strong emotion of others while controlling personal responses.
F. Focus on personal self-care and balance those needs with those of the position, leading and guiding an intensive working experience conducive to facilitating a positive learning environment for students and staff.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships, which includes to:
A. Act ethically.
B. Exercise sound (rational) judgment.
C. Be compassionate.
D. Develop mature, sensitive and effective relationships with clients and the CLV community.
E. Complete all responsibilities attendant to the dean’s functional role.
7. Interpersonal Skills
Must be able to effectively interact with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity. This includes but is not limited to:
A. Negotiating interpersonal conflict (conflict management skills).
B. Directing the activity of others through communication processes.
C. Communicating sufficiently to direct the interaction of others in written and oral forms.
D. Influencing the actions of others towards supporting the success of the iso-immersion experience.
• Provision of essential functions helps assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
•Provision of essential functions helps assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Minimum Qualifications
•Superior (at minimum) proficiency in the target language/dialects and Advanced (minimum) proficiency English
• Commitment to the importance of immersion language and culture education
• Knowledge of effective teaching strategies and methodologies for second language learning
• Strong organizational and management skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• B.A. degree in related field required, with advanced degree preferred
• Ability to perform the essential functions of the program leader position (see job description)
• Eligibility to be employed legally in the USA; assume responsibility and costs for any visa requirements
• Sympathy with the mission of a liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
•Advanced degree, preferred
• Understanding of and experience with language proficiency rating scales like the ILR and the OPI
● Previous leadership position at Concordia Language Villages or in a comparable language immersion environment,
In your cover letter please identify your experience and proficiency level of either the Egyptian or Levantine dialects (or both).
Please request recommendation letters from at least two people and furnish contact information, including an email address. Please upload a resume or CV and a cover letter. You do not need to complete the “activities you can lead” section of the application.Employment Contingencies Background Check Quicklink for Posting http://hr.cord.edu/postings/4560 Supplemental Questions
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