The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the Summer 2018 semester (June – August). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital.
Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks. Please see the position description below for additional details. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field.
Funding is available to support one part-time position at 32 hours per week, with a $5000 stipend. In order to receive a stipend, applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with the appropriate work visa.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references to: email@example.com, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” The deadline for full consideration is March 23, 2018.
Assist the LSA Secretariat with the following projects:
1) managing its social media accounts
2) website content management and development
3) research and information gathering on a variety of topics (not scholarly in nature)
4) database management
5) representation at meetings and conferences in the DC metro area
6) preparing summaries and analysis of reports and other materials
7) assisting with clerical support
8) develop and execute one long-term project of particular interest to the incumbent
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs
The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.
The program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.
ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.
- Applications accepted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org).
- Application deadline: March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)
EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world whee all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.
EDC has a commitment to promoting equity and access to high quality education and health services that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. EDC expresses its commitment to increasing equity through its strategies, services and products, which contribute to building capacity and transforming lives.
EDC is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network, based in EDC’s International Development Division (IDD) has an opening for a Digital Engagement Specialist, reporting to the ECCN Communications Specialist. This is part time, remote opening, anticipated to work approximately 15 hours per week and is expected to work collaboratively with the larger ECCN Support Team. EDC casual employees generally work as needed. A casual position receives statutory benefits of Social Security contributions, Medicare contributions, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and sick leave. A casual position ends when work is complete.
The USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (USAID ECCN) is a community of practice composed of USAID education staff, implementing partners and others working to increase equitable access to, and improve the quality of, education in crisis and conflict affected environments. USAID ECCN was initiated to promote knowledge generation and sharing among practitioners, policy makers and researchers related to Goal 3 of the USAID Education Strategy: improved equitable access to education in crisis and conflict affected environments. This five-year initiative is meant to complement the contributions of other networks, such as INEE, by providing resources to a smaller, more USAID-related community while also gathering and distributing key information to larger audiences.
The Digital Engagment Specialist supports ECCN’s Director and Communications Specialist in conceptualizing, designing, planning, executing and evaluating social media and digital engagement for ECCN’s priorities and initiatives. S/he also supports ECCN in the use of new technologies to increase community engagement and works with the ECCN Support team to develop content that is appropriate for a variety of ICT platforms.
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
Essential functions include working with subject matter experts to develop then lead and implement a dissemination and utilization plan for several key ECCN products. As part of this:
• Developing and curating ECCN’s presence on YouTube and Twitter and possibly other social media; manage ECCN’s social media accounts
• Adapting and managing ECCN written content for digital platforms;
• Using ICT analytics to provide ongoing analysis of ECCN usage trends across all social media platforms; provide ICT expertise for the planning and execution ECCN’s high-profile webcasts (Webex Platform)
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
• Experience in the area of international development, preferably in the area of education in crisis and conflict-affected contexts
• Experience in supporting virtual networks of practitioners
• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree Preferred
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a mix of web product development; development of product-specific outreach; website development; programming; software, and/or multi-media development; and/or social media for marketing purposes
• Experienced in managing and using company or organization social media accounts
• Proven ICT skill sets in Word Press, WebEx, Hootsuite, Twitter, other Social Media, Web Product Management
• Outstanding organization skills
• Excellent analytical skills and aptitude for details
• Experience implementing online communication strategies using a website and Social Media
• Superior writing and editorial skills, with expertise to design and development documents preferred
• Capacity to work in difficult conditions and function well under pressure
• Candidates speaking French, Spanish, or Arabic in addition to English preferred
EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA 02453
No phone calls, please
1260 45th Street
Founded in 2007, our mission is to integrate mindfulness into education. We are a non-profit organization that offers professional training, in-class instruction, and other resources to support mindfulness in education. Our Adult Courses have taught thousands of educators, social workers, psychologists, parents, and other adults how to use mindfulness effectively with children, impacting many tens of thousands of children each year.
Marketing Coordinator (Job)
- Job posted by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (SF Shakes) seeks a dynamic & detail-oriented Communications Manager to join its team of staff, artists and board members dedicated to its mission of making the words and themes of Shakespeare accessible to everyone.
This position will engage and steward all stakeholders, including camp families, donors, schools and other tour venues, event attendees and performance audience members. The ideal candidate will have marketing and development experience, as this position will execute marketing campaigns, manage social media, support events, write grants, and process payments. We seek someone with demonstrated aptitude for Salesforce CRM who is excited to actively upgrade their skills. Experience coordinating multiple communication channels (email, website, direct mail, social etc.) and multitasking are also important skills, as are strong written communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office.Some evening and weekend work is required to attend events, performances, and meetings. Please see full job description here.
A minimum of two years of work experience in an administrative capacity is strongly preferred. SF Shakes is committed to building a culture of inclusion that values diversity, and strongly encourages applications from people of all ethnicities, genders and abilities.
Benefits include full health insurance, two weeks paid vacation, and a flexible work environment.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
The English Language Learning and Assessment (ELLA) Center has an opening for a Research Scientist. This research center conducts validation research on assessments for English learners in the U.S. and abroad, aims to advance foundational knowledge and improve practices in assessing English language proficiency in academia and the workplace, and develops knowledge and capabilities to support new assessments and learning tools for English learners.
The center also provides research support for all English language assessments including the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) families.
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Take responsibility for conceptualizing, proposing, obtaining funding for, and directing moderately sized projects and/or assisting in major ones in the areas of English language learning and assessment. Projects may include (1) research projects, (2) development projects that use scientific principles to create (a) tools to improve the efficiency or quality of the practice of test development or statistical analysis; (b) innovative item types; or (c) the scoring of responses to open-ended items, and (3) development projects that use scientific principles to create new products or product prototypes. Small research and development projects typically have minimal budgets, few or no staff other than the project director, a timeline or a year or less, and a single deliverable that is relatively narrow in scope. Major projects have substantial budgets, involve the coordination of many individuals internal and possibly external to ETS, may run across years, and may produce multiple deliverables. Moderate projects fall in between these two types.
- Be a key collaborator in generating or contributing to new knowledge or capability in the field of English language learning and assessment, and in applying that new knowledge and capability to existing and/or new ETS products and services. New knowledge may take the form of new or modified educational or psychological theories; new research methodology; new development methodology; new statistical, analytic or interpretative procedures; new test designs and item types; new approaches to scoring examinee responses; and new approaches to reporting. New capabilities include developing software to instantiate new and existing knowledge.
- Document and disseminate the results of research and/or development projects through publications and presentations. Publication includes peer-reviewed journals, peer- reviewed conference proceedings, patents, books and book chapters, and other print media. Presentation may be at international, national, or regional conferences, client meetings, and ETS seminars.
- Participate in setting substantive research and development goals and priorities.
- Actively seek input from peers on the quality of one’s work. Actively seek opportunities to provide constructive criticism to peers so as to improve the quality of their work. Conduct journal and conference proposal reviews. Be a reviewer for the ETS RR series and provide thorough, responsive reviews.
- Actively seek mentoring from more senior scientific and other R&D staff, developing a continuing mentoring relationship. Act as a mentor to research support staff and/or junior scientists, developing a continuing mentoring relationship.
- Develop proposals and budgets for moderately sized projects and/or assist in development for major ones. Actively seek and obtain financial support.
- Consult on testing program, R&D management, or other ETS management concerns.
- Manage moderately sized projects, and/or assist in the management of major ones, involving staff assignment and scheduling, budgeting, acquisition and utilization of equipment and interaction with other areas of R&D.
- Develop external professional relationships and work to refine the scientist’s identity. Play an active role in activities sponsored by one or more organizations substantively related to the work of ETS (e.g., not only as member and regular presenter, but also serving as a committee member).
- Collaborate with teams in Research, Assessment Development, Statistical Analysis, and New Product Development to design, prototype, and evaluate instructional and assessment materials that meet the needs of international English language learners, teachers, and systems of education.
- Interact with international and domestic clients to determine their needs, design solutions, and deliver effective products and services.
- Evaluate products and services related to English language education in the global and domestic market.
- Advise on best practices and identify opportunities for innovation in international English language education, especially in relation to technology-mediated teaching, learning, and assessment.
- Support research and development efforts related to ETS’ English language assessments and related products and services.
Experience and Skills
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics, Language Education (TESOL), Second Language Acquisition, or similar is required.
Three years of progressively independent research and/or development experience in English language curriculum and materials development and evaluation, pedagogic and assessment task design, language teacher development, and/or language test design is required.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.