• FSI Curriculum Developers

    Salient CRGTArlington, VA 22204

    Job #1097997717

  • Job Description

    Are you looking for a new and exciting career opportunity?

    Join our award-winning organization and work with some of the most talented minds within our Enterprise Technology and Innovation ~~~ a Salient CRGT employee, you get to be part of a best performing team supporting our nation's most critical missions.

    Why Salient CRGT ?

    We're passionate about the inspirational missions of our customers and we entrust our employees and teams to deliver exceptional performance to enable the safety, security, health and well-being of our nation. We provide the tools and resources to help you be successful, and our culture fosters an environment in which idea sharing and collaboration is essential. Are you ready to make a difference?

    Salient CRGT is contracted by Department of State's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) to provide and manage onsite staff of high-quality Language and Culture Instructors, Testers, Examiners, Raters and Curriculum Developers to support the School of Language Studies (SLS) at FSI . If you are interested in joining the Salient CRGT project team at FSI, please upload your most updated resume.

    List of languages we are accepting resumes for (Please feel free to submit your resume even if your language is not on this list): Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Brazilian & Continental Portuguese, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian Farsi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian/Croatian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tadjik, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese..

    In this role, you will perform assigned tasks or execute single-handedly the development of language training materials or SLS-relevant reference materials, including but not limited to text, audio, video, and technology-based media. All materials become the property of the United States Government, and the Contractor may not copy or reproduce them in any way for use outside of an FSI class, share them by any means outside of FSI, or publish them in any way without the express permission of the Government. You will adhere to all copyright guidelines and restrictions, follow FSI and SLS procedures regarding copyright, and track compliance for assigned development project(s). You will collaborate with the COR, ACOR, or GTM and others to review and edit foreign language and/or English in instructional materials.

    You will assist in the development and implementation of new specialized language training programs for domestic and overseas use, assist with developing models that reflect "best practices" experience in Washington and around the world, and encourage the wider use of innovative training models, e.g., distance learning, multimedia learning systems, guided self-study, coaching, exploiting a local language environment, and tutoring. You will incorporate innovative materials and practices to address various learning styles and needs, build skills in learning strategies, and promote continual learning after language training. You will work in the development and delivery of SLS-relevant in-service staff development, orientation activities, and training projects designed to build skills in effective materials development and classroom implementation. You will work with the Division of Curriculum, Student and Staff Development to assist with drafting all required documents in the curriculum development project approval process as well as provide status updates on approved projects on request.

    Required Qualifications

    Educated native or near-native speaker of the language (preferably Level 4 or higher on the ILR proficiency scale).

    • Possesses the cultural background of the specific country or geographical region required.

    • Raised or educated in said country

    • Lived in a cultural enclave or heritage community

    • Demonstrated through work experience or academic preparation

    • Completed formal education (secondary school or beyond) in the cultural environment (desired)

    Required Qualifications:

    • Min of five years of experience developing courses for adult learners of foreign languages taught at FSI.

    • BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D., or foreign equivalent degree in a relevant language education field with demonstrated expertise through experience or publications in instructional design and/or curriculum development methodologies in language education.

    • Min of five years of experience teaching adult learners of foreign languages.

    • Min of two years of experience serving as team lead for a course-length development project.

    • Min two years of experience designing and delivering training for language educators

    Desired Qualifications

    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    • English proficiency of level 2 or higher on the ILR proficiency scale.

    • Experience developing materials or courses for adult learners of foreign languages

    • Experience teaching adult learners of foreign languages

    • Experience incorporating a variety of ed tech in instructional materials

    • Experience designing materials for proficiency-based instruction, task-based language learning materials, vocabulary-based language learning materials, courses utilizing blended learning models

    • Experience integrating social media applications for educational purposes

    • Experience designing and delivering training for language educators and training targeted to needs of the diplomatic community

    Salient CRGT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other factor prohibited by applicable anti-discrimination laws.

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    Job Location(s) US-VA-Arlington

    Job ID 2019-8998

    LCAT FSI - Curriculum Dvlpr 1

    Work Status Full-Time Regular