ACTFL has an immediate opening for a Assessment and Research Project Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Director of Assessment and Research, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating logistics for test development and maintenance projects. These will include, but are not limited to, the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Language Learning (AAPPL), ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA), Oral Proficiency Interview- Computer, the Writing Proficiency Test, and the K-12 Writing Proficiency Test for the Seal of Biliteracy. For this position, we are seeking a candidate that is available to work from our Alexandria, VA office; remote work is negotiable. Some nights and weekend work may be required.
Test Development Support
- Collaborate with ACTFL staff on test development timelines and consultant staffing requirements
- Plan and schedule logistics for test development, review, and recording sessions
- Attend and provide support during scheduled recording sessions, including some nights and weekends
- Coordinate the process for inputting manager-approved items into the test development system
- Employ a sound project management approach while assisting with developing new projects, assessment workshops, and other initiatives
- Contribute to project plans, budget, timelines, documents, materials, etc.
- Monitor and report project statuses, create project reports, and track expenses
- Facilitate data-driven decision-making through a meticulous collection of project records
- Conduct research on project-related topics
- Assist with general administrative support for ACTFL Assessments concerning record-keeping, mailings, shipments, basic technology troubleshooting, and supplies
- Maintain detailed test development records, analyze and report statuses, and facilitate the manager's ability to make data-driven decisions
- Receive, verify, and process consultant invoices following established budgetary parameters
- Collaborate across ACTFL departments and with LTI staff to enhance the quality of offerings
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree and three year's of relevant experience required
- Language learning and teaching experience preferred
- Proficiency in a World Language required
- Excellent writing, proofreading, editing, attention to detail, and communication skills
- Strong organization, planning, and time management skills
- Microsoft Office Suite - expert in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; comfort administering an online Learning/Content Management System (e.g., Smartsheet)
ACTFL offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits packages, which includes:
- Flexible work schedule options - remote, in office, or hybrid
- Dental – 100% Premium covered by the employer
- Vision - 100% Premium covered by the employer
- Employer-paid short- and long-term disability
- Life Insurance/AD&D
- 401K with company match (after six months of employment)
- 12 paid holidays, in addition to a week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
- Flexible Spending Account (FSAs)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Commuter Benefits
- Free Parking
- Voluntary Benefits, including Pet Insurance, ID Theft Protection, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, and Legal Services.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should review the full position description and apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include:
- Cover letter
- Short writing sample: 1 - 2 paragraphs
- List of 3 professional references
Providing vision, leadership, and support for quality teaching and learning of languages, ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 13,000 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 learners. It is where the world’s educators, businesses, and government agencies go to advance the practice of language learning.
ACTFL’s professional development and career resources, events, networking opportunities, publications, research, assessment tools, support and promotion of standards, and advocacy elevate understanding and support for the value of language learning at all levels of instruction.
ACTFL’s work as a trusted, independent center of excellence empowers educators to prepare learners for success in a 21st-century global society; helps government agencies build language capacity in the U.S. and abroad; and connects businesses with the resources and relationships they need to succeed.