COORDINATOR OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS (#2019-047)

Chelmsford Public Schools

Chelmsford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3078564
  • Application Deadline: April 26, 2019
  • Posted : April 8, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Vacancy for the 2019-2020 School Year

Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following vacancy. The District reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Coordinator of World Languages and Cultural Exchange Programs

Location: Chelmsford High School

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent

Job Description:

• Serve as the primary evaluator for world language teachers at the middle and high school levels
• Provide effective supervision of all world language teachers
• Keep current in recommended instructional strategies through on-going study and participating in workshops and conferences
• Coordinate the review and development of curriculum under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, including the revision
and selection of textbooks
• Research and review new standards of teaching and curriculum to make recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent
• Establish and implement expectations of instructional teaching practices and curriculum as approved by the Assistant
Superintendent
• Implement on-going professional development through the use of workshops, co-teaching, demonstration lessons, study groups,
personalized feedback, and department meetings to sustain the implementation of curriculum and best practices
• Serve as a primary resource and support for world language teachers in experimenting with new instructional practices
• Serve as a leader in introducing resources to world language teachers to support instructional work
• Promote the communication, sharing, and dissemination of best practices and curriculum resources among world language
teachers
• Analyze and evaluate the program needs of the world language teachers in advancing effective instructional practices
• Assist middle school and high school principals with information gathering and internal school communications necessary for
program decision-making
• Assist the districts ELL Coordinator as needed for ELL service delivery
• Work collaboratively with the content coordinators for curriculum delivery and equitable services for all departments
• Coordinate special programs for world language teachers
• Facilitate the management of change emerging from central administration and/or Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education (DESE)
• Responsible for common assessments and analysis for the department
• Assist with recruitment and selection of new personnel
• Participate in after-school/evening department meetings and public forums as needed
• Develop, implement, and monitor the budget for world language instruction
• Organize and implement a comprehensive two-way global exchange program
• Coordinate the two-way global exchange program including host families for both US and other country visits
• Conduct staff and community orientations for exchange programs and global citizenship
• Work with federal, state, local, and international officials for proper visa and passport credentials
• Communicate and manage US and international host families and students
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Welcome to Chelmsford Public Schools!

    Located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, the Chelmsford Public Schools serves 6,050 students and faculty at one pre-school, four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Chelmsford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • • Master’s degree or higher with specialization in world languages
      • Massachusetts DESE administrator’s license as a Supervisor/Director
      • At least five (5) years of successful teaching experience in world languages
      • Experience in expanding world language offerings at the middle and high school levels
      • Experience developing and sustaining global student exchange programs
      • Supervisory experience / leadership experience
      • Experience facilitating communication among groups and group decision-making
      • Experience in laws and state regulations for ELL students
      • Effective administrative and management skills, including budget management and grant writing
      • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Experience working in a team environment with district, building and content administrators
      • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills, including the effective utilization of technology and information management
      tools
      • Proven ability in curriculum development, supervision, organization, strategic planning, and program expansion
      • Ability to manage time and projects in district level unstructured environment

      Terms of Employment: 12 months - Contract

      Salary: In accordance with the Chelmsford Administrators Association Contract


    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    • 1. Describe how this position aligns with your professional goals.
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    Contact Information

    • Linda Hirsch , Assistant Superintendent
    • 230 North Road
    • Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824

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