TITLE Language Specialist, International Leadership and Training Center (ILTC)
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2611
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Vice President, International Programs/Director, ILTC
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Vice President for International Programs
The Language Specialist, ILTC teaches English language courses for speakers of other languages, oversees curriculum and assessment design, develops instructional materials, and supervises other language instructors for the ILTC. The Language Specialist, ILTC assists in establishing and maintaining relationships with ILTC clients and potential clients, assists in the organization of customized training programs, and serves as a liaison between the ILTC and clients and potential clients in China.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Education: A Master’s degree with 18 credit hours of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) or TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) courses is required.
Experience: At least three years of experience teaching English to speakers of other languages is required. Experience in translation and interpretation is required. At least one year of experience working in a University setting is required; work experience in a Chinese institution of higher education is preferred. Demonstrated professional involvement in the field as evidenced by presenting at conferences and/or publishing in TESOL/TESL-related journals is preferred.
Skills: A native Chinese speaker or equivalent fluency in reading and writing Chinese is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds is required.
Other: A valid Missouri driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance as required by the state of Missouri is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Teaches English language courses including English for Academic Purposes and English for Special Purposes for speakers of other languages.
2. Develops curriculum and instructional materials for English courses for speakers of other languages and provides guidelines and coordination to educators and instructors in developing curricula and conducting courses.
3. Assists the Assistant Vice President, International Programs/Director, ILTC in the development of customized training program proposals, including course content and budget, for potential clients who will need English instruction for speakers of other languages.
4. Provides tutoring and instruction in English specifically tailored to language used in classes taught by ILTC faculty to visiting international students and professionals.
5. Serves as liaison between the ILTC and clients and potential clients in China, providing language translation and cultural guidance to assist in the development and implementation of successful training programs.
6. Provides Chinese-language translation of marketing materials and written course content and interpretation of live presentations by other instructors as needed.
7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
9. Helps to assure the overall success and growth of the ILTC by performing other duties as assigned.
The Language Specialist, ILTC is supervised by the Assistant Vice President, International Programs/Director, ILTC.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
JOB FAMILY 4
Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery
Level 4 - 2300 Points: Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, engineering, social sciences, communications, education, law, or medicine. Knowledge permits the employee to complete assignments by applying established methods to recurring types of projects/problems susceptible to well-documented precedents or to schedule, plan, and carry out precedented projects. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out precedented projects requiring considerable experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty along with significant related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with substantial work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with substantial work experience. Knowledge requirements generally also include a significant amount of related work experience and may include administrative or supervisory experience.
Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility
Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.
Factor 3: Interactions with Others
Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.
Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines
Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.
Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility
Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.