Administrative, Clerical, Support, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Position Description: This position is a member of CARD’s assessment program and is an integral part of the ACTFL team. The Project Coordinator is an entry-level position and assists the CARD’s Principal Assessment Manager by coordinating logistics for test development and maintenance projects.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
Project Coordination: Employ a sound project management approach while assisting with the logistics of assessment development, communication, and timelines
Coordinate project plans, timelines, documents, materials, and overall project activities
Organize project logistics, test development workshops and activities
Coordinate information among internal and external project staff, monitor project statuses, track expenses, create project reports
Develop and maintain project records
Collect data to facilitate research on project-related topics
Communicate deadlines, project timelines and relevant project updates to internal and external audiences
Test Development Support:
Collaborate and schedule with the assessment team, ACTFL staff on test development timelines, project plans, activities, and outcomes
Recruit target language subject matter experts and actors/performers
Coordinate video and audio production
Coordinate and communicate with internal staff and external project consultants for work involved with the test development system, project completion and closeout
Administration: Assist with general administrative support for CARD concerning recording-keeping, mailings, shipments, basic technology troubleshooting, and supplies
Test Development: Maintain detailed project records; analyze and report statuses of projects.
Finance Management: Receive, verify and process consultant invoices in accordance with established budgetary parameters.
Professionalism: Demonstrate good judgment, professionalism, sound application of subject matter expertise; responsiveness in support of the ACTFL mission.
Communication: Effectively communicate with the assessment team; disseminate information to all necessary parties to ensure effective stakeholder participation.
Collaboration: Work across ACTFL departments and with LTI staff to enhance the quality of offerings.
Participate in the annual ACTFL Convention either on-site or from ACTFL HQ
Participate in additional assignments as needed
Qualifications, Skills, Abilities, & Experience
Bachelor’s degree and two-three years of relevant experience required
Language learning experience required; proficiency in one or more world languages preferred
Project coordination skills required
Strong organization, planning and time management skills required
Microsoft Office Suite- highly proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; comfort administering an online Learning/Content Management System (e.g. Schoology); Ease learning new technology (e.g. Learnosity)
Must represent projects positively in person, by phone, and via written communication; effective communication skills a must
Ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively and collegially in a results-oriented environment
Ability to comfortably organize and facilitate virtual meetings
Excellent writing, proofreading, editing, attention to detail, and public speaking skills
Applications must include a cover letter and three references.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: Please include salary requirements with the application and/or in the cover letter.
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.