Prog. Mgr. Fields/Directed Independent Lang. Study

Yale University
United States
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Job Role
Essential Duties
  1. Identifies educational objectives and appropriate supporting technologies, and provides expert advice to faculty on course design and development. 2. Assists in the preparation of course materials for online distribution, uploading and organization of course materials, and production of digital resources that will be easily accessible online. 3. Serves as a primary technical support provider. 4. Designs, develops and deploys appropriate assessment tools to measure and evaluate all critical aspects of the online course environment. Researches and develops all necessary materials and benchmarking tools to obtain institutional approval for online courses. Participates in ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the online course materials. 5. Establishes curricular standards. Assesses the web templates' capacity to accommodate a range of learning goals, instructional approaches, and online activities for courses across the educational curriculum. 6. Manages all online course development initiatives to ensure that program resources will meet expectations, while meeting schedule timeline and budgetary targets. 7. Provides expert advice on effective and efficient online teaching practices. Develops specialized faculty training materials as needed. 8. Develops an online orientation program, and provides ongoing support. Assesses support needs, and advances ongoing improvements accordingly. 9. Ensures the execution of the online program. Serves as a thought leader for online learning throughout the university. 10. Researches and identifies new trends in online learning design and practice. Makes recommendations to enhance and grow the program. 11. Manages relationships with external vendors involved in the production and delivery of courses. 12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field three years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

Position Focus:

The Center for Language Study supports language education across Yale University by providing opportunities for professional development for language faculty and graduate students and by promoting innovative approaches to language instruction. The Center offers a range of specialized language programs for students, such as the Shared Course Initiative with peer institutions using distance technology, the English Language Program, and the Language for Special Purposes program. Under the direction of the Director of the Center for Language Study, the Fields and DILS Program Manager will create, implement and manage the administrative, programmatic, pedagogical and technological functions for the specialized, interdisciplinary language programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in close collaboration with language faculty, Yale academic departments and community. The Program Manager is also responsible for directing World CLASS, a community outreach program that offers less commonly taught language courses for area high school students.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master's degree in foreign language education, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or related field and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Language teaching experience; experience with online or distance foreign language education.

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The intent of this is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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