Instructional Developer Functional Title: Subject Matter Expert
Posting Number: X0004146 Position Number: 12231538 Title: Instructional Developer Functional Title: Subject Matter Expert Category Status: 34-Exempt Contingent Category 1 Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: Unit: ARHU-National Foreign Language Center Hiring Range Minimum: $20.65/hour Hiring Range Maximum: $20.65/hour Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: Background: As a research institute of the University of Maryland, the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) works to define current and future language needs of the nation and helps build capacity to meet those needs. Position: Language Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) work with materials developers at the NFLC to create and review language lessons and e-learning materials. Examples of tasks include but are not limited to: •Developing instructional materials according to project specifications. •Reviewing e-learning content and providing feedback on quality to ensure adherence to project standards. •Working with team members to improve the quality of e-learning materials. •And performing other duties as assigned or as needed depending upon project deliverables. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required. •Must have native or near-native proficiency in one of the following languages o Arabic (Egyptian) o Arabic (Iraqi) o Arabic (Levantine) o Arabic (MSA) o Arabic (Sudanese) o Dari o Hebrew o Hindi o Pashto o Persian •Must be able to handle multiple tasks, prioritize work, and work under tight deadlines. •Must have excellent writing skills. •Must have native or near-native proficiency in English. Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information: The National Foreign Language Center is located off-campus at 5700 Rivertech Ct. in Riverdale, MD. It is within short walking distance from the College Park metro station on the Green Line as well as accessible using the University’s shuttle service. This is an hourly position, and does not include benefits. Posting Date: 04/23/2014 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.