TESOL Projects Coordinator, English Language Programs - Georgetown University

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TESOL Projects Coordinator, English Language Programs - Georgetown University

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Part Time Temporary Position (Six Months)

The TESOL Projects Coordinator is a key member of the English Language Programs team (ELP). This position's primary role is coordinating professional development opportunities for ELP participants and alumni, all of whom are professionals in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with M.A or higher degrees. The Coordinator works closely with program officers at the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and reports directly to the ELP Associate Director.

The duties of the TESOL Projects Coordinator include but are not limited to:


  • In close collaboration with DOS and GU stakeholders, plans strategy and designs curriculum for a series of online and in-person courses for the English Language Programs community, including, but not limited to, Master Classes and Training of Trainers for program participants and alumni.
  • Collaborates closely with the ELP Vetting and Implementation, and Outreach teams to ensure TESOL Projects represent current cross-team strategy and objectives.
  • Writes RFPs to recruit institutions and individuals, as appropriate, and works closely with them to develop course curricula, recruit qualified practitioners to conduct the classes, produce the online and in-person sessions, and prepare necessary course materials, documentation, and reports.

Course Production
  • Coordinates aspects of the technical production of the courses, keeping abreast of platform and software updates and suggesting ways to maximize effectiveness; these digital systems include but are not limited to ELP's online Community of Practice, Zoom, LearnDash, Telestream, etc.
  • In close collaboration with DOS and contractors, guides presenters through stages of implementation, ensuring that the project presents the most current and relevant approaches to TESOL. These steps include but are not limited to new presenter training; topic development; presentation rehearsals; live presentation sessions; in-person workshops; etc.
  • Facilitates and/or moderates live sessions, supporting ELP's digital platforms.
  • Works closely with the Community of Practice (COP) administrative team to monitor and update COP functionality for implementation of TESOL Projects.
  • Designs and manages aspects of participant engagement, including Calls for Participation, registration, attendance, certificates, follow-on, etc.
  • Performs administrative duties related to TESOL Projects, including, but not limited to, processing procurement documentation for contractors, monitoring project budget, submitting invoices for payment, updating participant records in Salesforce.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Master's Degree in TESOL or related field
  • Professional TESOL experience, including teacher training and training of trainers
  • Experience working with web conferencing and virtual learning platforms
  • Knowledge of digital technology platforms for the purposes of managing online communities
  • Outstanding interpersonal communications skills with the ability to understand, synthesize and conceptualize input and requests from multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent writing and editing skills for the preparation of online materials, administrative reports, correspondence, and program text
  • Demonstrated effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Ability to independently establish objectives, and plan, direct, and evaluate all aspects of work projects
  • Exceptionally strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software applications
  • Ability to travel both in the United States and internationally, as needed
  • Preference for alumnus or alumna of the U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow or Specialist Programs, experience working with federally funded exchange programs and/or educational programs, and experience living and working overseas

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Part Time