Junior Specialist (Program Coordinator) position: Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)

Title: Junior Specialist (Program Coordinator) (Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center

Position Number: 0082929T

Hiring Unit: College of LLL/Center for Language and Technology/Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center

Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date Posted: August 15, 2016

Closing Date: September 08, 2016

Salary Information: Commensurate with experience

Monthly Type: 11 Month

Tenure Track: Non Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2017


Funding: Federal

Other Conditions:

  • Position funded by the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center; pending availability of funding; renewal contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance of duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Technology Innovation Center is a national grant-funded operation that aims at improving and innovating technology use across all Language Flagship Programs, hosted at 22 selected institutions of higher education in the U.S. The center seeks a motivated individual with a critical view of the role of technology in language education and a keen interest in making an impact on how technology can improve language learning and instruction. This position is based in the Center for Language & Technology at the University of Hawaii and reports to the Technology Innovation Center Co-directors.
  2. Serve as the programmatic lead for the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center; provide leadership in the development and management of the Center’s academic and research endeavors.
  3. Identify and develop collaborations with partners in academia, the private sector, and/or government to develop strategies and projects that are aligned with the mission of the Technology Innovation Center.
  4. Develop and implement strategies to expand the Technology Innovation Center’s community and identity through the creation of innovative marketing plans (including social media), and diffusion of language technologies.
  5. Analyze data, prepare reports and disseminate results of the Technology Innovation Center projects to The Language Flagship funding agency and other stakeholders.
  6. Develop and maintain database of quantitative records of the Center projects and partners to conduct program evaluation and grant reporting to funding agencies.
  7. Facilitate collaboration between language technology faculty (project directors, education technology specialists, second language acquisition specialists, etc) in The Language Flagship programs in 22 institutions of higher education across the U.S..
  8. Develop protocols for testing the success of educational interventions and provide specialized instructional support and training to faculty working in the Technology Innovation Center supported projects in all phases of technology project design and development (front­-end analysis, implementation, evaluation, and revisions).
  9. Research and test new technologies and advise in their implementation and use in the context of language learning.
  10. Organize professional events, such as symposia, conferences, workshops, webinars, etc. Disseminate Center activities at professional events.
  11. Seek and obtain extramural funding to support the Technology Innovation Center, including the renewal of funding.
  12. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students on projects for the Technology Innovation Center.
  13. Other scholarly duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. MA in instructional technology, applied linguistics, second language studies, or related field from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. One year of experience in program management or its equivalent represented by successful practice in the appropriate field.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of the issues and trends in the area of technology integration into instruction.
  4. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and market events and programs.
  5. Demonstrated writing proficiency and excellent oral communication skills.
  6. Working knowledge of social media.
  7. Ability to work nights, weekends, and travel to Flagship related events.
  8. High intermediate level of proficiency achieved in a language other than English

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated experience teaching with technology.
  2. Familiarity with the issues and current trends in the area of technology in world language instruction.
  3. Demonstrated experience writing grants and/or writing grant reports.
  4. Experience in planning, marketing and promotion of special events in higher education.
  5. Ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively.
  6. Proficiency in a Flagship language.


To Apply:


Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, current curriculum vitae, names and contact information (phone and e-mail) of 3 professional references and official transcripts (copies acceptable for application, but if selected, originals required at time of hire) to cltmanoa@hawaii.edu.


Inquiries: Julio Rodriguez; 808-956-5133cltmanoa@hawaii.edu


The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.


Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.


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