Schedule: A work session occurs every 4 to 6 weeks. Each work session is 2 to 5 work days, 7:15am-5pm.
Summary: Coordinate setup for an ACTFL language testing project
Based in the Monterey area and have a flexible schedule? Interested in meeting linguists from all over the world? Want to contribute your organizational and administrative skills to support a language project?
ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research, and Development (CARD) seeks a collaborative, organized, tech-savvy, and flexible individual to support project implementation.
This consulting role is not an ACTFL staff position. Consultants work as independent contractors on a project to project basis. Time commitments vary depending on the project needs.
The Onsite Coordinator will apply sound project management techniques, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong organizational abilities to coordinate work sessions involving multiple language experts and clients/stakeholders. A typical work day includes:
Arrange and implement transportation for ACTFL linguist consultants each day (6-8 consultants) from downtown Monterey hotel location to/from the worksite in Seaside.
Ensure all consultants adhere to building security protocols and are oriented to the worksite.
Manage technology: This includes a laptop, charger, and mouse for each consultant. Set up work stations. Resolve any technology issues.
Ensure that consultants complete their daily report in the correct format in Microsoft Excel. Compile and collect daily reports.
Communication and consultant management: Serve point of contact between client and consultants to resolve any behavior or communication issues. Report to ACTFL HQ staff as needed.
Ensure the work session begins and ends on schedule.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:
Strong familiarity with Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Excel.
Calm and positive in stressful or ambiguous situations.
Ability to identify problems and conceptualize creative solutions.
Sensitive to cultural differences, personalities, and communication styles.
Flexible schedule to accommodate short-notice work sessions.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:
Previous experience working with translators, interpreters, or linguists.
Previous experience with a language test item development process.
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Since its founding (in 1967), ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their students. From the development of Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher.