Linguistics Career Launch survey

The Linguistics Beyond Academia group is actively planning Linguistics Career Launch (#LCL2021), a new 4-week series of events and programming to help linguists explore job opportunities and build skills for job seeking outside of academia.

The LCL will take place starting in July 2021.

This program will feature a mix of career-seeking activities, discussions with career linguists, workshops, and courses.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-eYtPgVp9p-nBeYhqor6YuLzF994YKDVVAnWjA-KaJ53IYw/viewform

Fill out their survey by April 13 to help the planning committee design the offerings at #LCL2021, and to hear more about the program as planing unfolds.

They also ask for help in circulating this survey widely throughout professional and academic networks and through social media!

LSA summer internships

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern as part of our Secretariat staff team for the Summer 2021 semester (May – 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.

This part-time position involves 30 hours of work per week, with a stipend of $7000 for the duration of the semester. Our preference is that the intern spend a portion of their work week in the LSA’s office in Washington, DC, which remains open. Currently, LSA staff are working remotely on selected days, with some presence in the offices as necessary. A private office is available to the intern for their exclusive use, if desired. The remainder of the work may be performed virtually from a remote location of the intern’s choosing.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references to: lsa@lsadc.org, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” The deadline for full consideration is April 4, 2021.

Position Description

Assist the LSA Secretariat with the following projects:

  • generating social media posts about the LSA’s programs and activities
  • website content management and development
  • research and information gathering on a variety of topics (not scholarly in nature)
  • database management
  • representation at meetings and conferences in the DC metro area
  • preparing summaries and analysis of reports and other materials
  • assisting with clerical support
  • develop and execute one long-term project of particular interest to the incumbent

* Precise start and end dates are flexible, depending on the applicant’s academic schedule, but the duration of the internship should be no less than 12 weeks.

Vocation across the Academy grants

a grant opportunity for folks currently working on building undergraduate career discernment.

Special Initiative: Vocation across the Academy Community Partnerships CIC will award additional Vocation across the Academy grants for proposals that have a focus on building partnerships within the local community. Vocation across the Academy grants with this community partnership focus have the same award amounts, eligibility rules, and application procedures. This additional opportunity within the Vocation across the Academy grant program is designed to help colleges and universities develop more effective ways to strengthen the link between career preparation and one’s philosophy of life through partnerships with local businesses, nonprofits, and civic and cultural organizations that more closely tie students’ vocational exploration to their professional preparation and career discernment.

Assistant Director of Training & Diversity – Stanford U.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is seeking an Assistant Director of Training & Diversity with experience in curriculum development and evaluation as well as a commitment to developing effective resources that empower postdocs, especially those from underrepresented groups, to thrive within academia and beyond. The successful candidate will be independent, curious, collaborative, and creative, with a knack for learning and understanding stakeholder needs, framing key questions, and a penchant to use evaluative methods for continuous improvement. This position is a critical part of the OPA team, working as an individual contributor to design and deliver curriculum focused on the most vulnerable points of postdoctoral training: recruitment, early engagement, and career transition. A person with a deep commitment to developing inclusive programs, creating a welcoming community, and robust evaluation of new curriculum and programs will have the tools and context necessary to define and influence postdoctoral training at Stanford, and in turn to influence the future academic workforce.


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is a fast-moving, agile office that administers and supports the more than 2400 postdocs on campus. OPA is one of the leading postdoc offices in the country and seeks to provide the best service to its constituents – the postdocs, faculty, and departmental administrators. Through close working relationships throughout the University, the Assistant Director of Training & Diversity will work independently to provide a clear and deep understanding of trends and issues in postdoctoral training.


The Assistant Director of Training & Diversity will play a key role in the continued development and implementation of our strategic vision for the importance and breadth of professional development available to postdocs. They will lead and work closely with the rest of the programs team to develop, implement, and analyze needs assessments, best practices research, and program evaluation mechanisms in order to devise, implement, and support new approaches to postdoctoral training, recruitment, retention, and advancement. They will develop new curriculum, establish partnerships across the university, and bring in outside experts to develop or provide curriculum to support the strategic vision for postdoctoral training broadly and OPA’s suite of diversity and training programs and initiatives across the programs team. They will also work with the programs team to co-develop and engage in cross-team collaboration on program evaluation, program communications, marketing strategy, and partnerships to support our team’s goals and values.


The Assistant Director of Training & Diversity will serve as a subject matter expert in DEI, providing leadership within OPA, developing curriculum to further a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and serving as an advisor and consultant to our constituents as we champion best practices for recruiting, training, and supporting diverse postdocs in thriving at Stanford. They may serve on committees and working groups representing postdocs’ needs especially in the DEI space. They will also have opportunities to develop relationships with and provide mentorship and coaching support to postdocs as needed, especially with a DEI focus.


This role will also develop curriculum for the NSF Research Universities Alliance (RUA), a 9-institution alliance among Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, CalTech, U Washington, UT Austin, U Michigan, Georgia Tech, and Harvard, to support URM postdocs in non-bioscience STEM fields interested in careers in academia. OPA serves as RUA’s experts on postdoctoral recruitment and training, so this role will work with the Director of Programs & Outreach and Associate Dean to develop a suite of programs to support underrepresented postdocs interested in careers in academia, focused especially on the intervention points of recruitment and onboarding, establishing and promoting belonging, and career transition. The training developed will both support postdocs at Stanford broadly as well as the corresponding populations at each of our partner institutions.


The OPA programs team is fast-paced, highly mission-driven, and takes great pride in our competence, creativity, and our service-mindedness. Candidates should be highly organized self-starters, comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of our dynamic team. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is fundamental to the role.


Duties include:

  • Develop and manage research programs by conducting research activities, including outreach to varied stakeholders within the program, assigning resources and making program improvement recommendations that impact policies and programs.
  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for new research.
  • Source, collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Develop curriculum. Develop curriculum-rating survey, detailed feedback on courses and make recommendations for preliminary overview and changes.
  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
  • May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients. Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.
  • Develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.
  • Coach and mentor program staff.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. or an Ed.D. preferred, or combination of an M.Ed. and equivalent minimum experience.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

* – Other duties may also be assigned


CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

None


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  •  Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Occasional evening and weekend hours.


* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  •  Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning.  To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote health, fulfilling lives.  An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4112
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 88667

https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/assistant-director-of-training-diversity-11711?et=oZUl56tR

2021 Research Intern – Salesforce Research

https://salesforce.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Futureforce_Internships/job/California—Palo-Alto/XMLNAME-2021-Research-Intern—Salesforce-Research_JR70036-3

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  • To get the best candidate experience, please consider applying for a maximum of 3 roles within 12 months to ensure you are not duplicating efforts.Our Futureforce University Recruiting program is dedicated to attracting, retaining and cultivating talent. Our interns and new graduates work on real projects that affect how our business runs, giving them the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the future of our company.   With offices all over the world, our recruits have the chance to collaborate and connect with fellow employees on a global scale. We offer job shadowing, mentorship programs, talent development courses, and much more.Job CategoryInternJob DetailsSalesforce Research is looking for outstanding research interns. Ideal candidates have a strong background in one or more of the following fields:
    –  deep learning,
    –  machine learning,
    –  natural language processing,
    –  computer vision,
    –  reinforcement learning, – medical AI- AI ethics, or- economics
    Applied to, for example: text categorization, text summarization, information extraction, question answering, dialogue systems, machine translation, language and vision, image classification, object detection, economics, biomedical sciences, etc. 
    Candidates that have published in top-tier conferences or journals (e.g. NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, ACL, EMNLP, CVPR,) are preferred.
    As a research intern, you will:1. Work with a team of research scientists and engineers on a project that ideally leads to a submission to a top-tier conference2. Learn about exciting research and applications outside your expertise3. Focus on pure research that incorporates into your PhD focus area and contributes to the AI Community4. Attend conferences with our researchers to showcase your accepted papers
     
    Requirements:
    –  PhD/MS candidate in a relevant research area
    –  Excellent understanding of deep learning techniques, i.e., CNN, RNN, LSTM, GRU, attention models, and optimization methods
    –  Experience with one or more deep learning libraries and platforms, e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow, Caffe, or Chainer
    –  Strong background in machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, or reinforcement learning-  Strong algorithmic problem solving skills
    –  Programming experience in Python, Java, C/C++, Lua, or a similar language
    This internship is a minimum of 12 weeks.Accommodations – If you require assistance due to a disability applying for open positions please submit a request via this Accommodations Request Form.Posting StatementAt Salesforce we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more. Learn more about Equality at Salesforce and explore our benefits.Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Salesfore.com or Salesforce.org.Salesforce welcomes all.

Program Director, Projects for Peace

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/22906

Requisition Information

Posted with Limited AccessNo
Limited Access Period Ending Date
TitleProgram Director, Projects for Peace
Posting NumberS01520
Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-time
Typical Hours Per Week38.75
Regular, Temporary or TermTerm
If temporary or term, enter anticipated end date03/01/2024
Benefits Eligible?Yes
Hourly/SalariedSalaried
GradeMG2
Hiring Minimum$55,714.75
DepartmentCenter for Community Engagement
LocationMiddlebury, VT Campus
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screeningCriminal Background Check
Position SummaryThis is a term position with an end date of 03/01/2024.Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. This position, working in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement leadership and the Davis United World College Scholars Program, will advance the mission of the Davis Projects for Peace program. The position will combine the functions of coordination, strategic design, cohort development, institutional integration, alumni network development, reflection, assessment and documentation. Projects for Peace (PfP) began as the vision of Kathryn W. Davis and is a grant program intended to instill or grow a lifelong passion for peace and service in young people. PfP is externally funded and administered by Middlebury College. This position will be based at Middlebury College, and will require some travel between Middlebury, Vermont and Projects for Peace partner institutions and events.
Essential FunctionsOverall strategic and operational management and implementation of the Davis Projects for Peace program. Communication and collaboration as needed with the Davis United World College Scholars Program.
General ResponsibilitiesSpecifically, the Program Director will:
● Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in integrated development and implementation of the Davis Projects for Peace program;
● Facilitate information sharing and assist in building a learning community between PfP grantees;
● Conduct tool development and best practices, including for recruitment, selection, retention, support, cohort development, and cross-institutional collaboration;
● Apply a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice throughout programmatic responsibilities;
● Coordinate and disseminate virtual training for students in core skill areas, both for those developing proposals and those who are awarded a grant.
● Collaboratively develop and implement assessment plans designed simultaneously to track, assess, and guide Projects for Peace strategy and to foster collective impact;
● Develop and maintain a Communications Plan to raise the profile of PfP. Direct the production and maintenance of annual reports, websites, social media and other supporting materials as needed;
● Foster cohort development and integration of PfP institutional liaisons, students, and alumni;
● Travel domestically to interact with funders and beneficiaries of the programs;
● Be an expert spokesperson for international understanding through education and experience;
● Supervise a part-time administrative staff member who provides logistical and administrative support for the PfP program
EducationM.A. degree in a related field or BA and demonstrable work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities● Excellent interpersonal, organization, collaboration and communication skills, as well as energy, initiative, high motivation, and ability to think strategically.
● Understands social dynamics of power and privilege and has demonstrated ability to apply this understanding to create diverse and inclusive educational environments that critically examine inequalities.
● Strong evidence of collaborative work, systems thinking and excellent writing skills are required.
● Skills developing and managing program budgets.
● Facility with electronic media, web-based tools
● Managing vendors and consultants
ExperienceMinimum of 5 years experience in higher education and/or international affairs, as well as demonstrated experience in working with college-aged and diverse populations. A demonstrated interest in advancing diversity, equity, and access.
Physical Demands
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThe person in this position may be able to start remotely due to COVID, to be negotiated upon job offer. As normal work operations resume, the person in this position will be required to spend some days in the office each week but may be able to continue to work partially from home.
This is a term position with an end date of 03/01/2024.
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Recommendation Letter Requirements

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • LinkedIn
    • Employee Referral
    • Newspaper advertisement
    • Indeed
    • Vermont JobLink
    • new-england.hercjobs.org
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Diverseeducation.com
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    • Other
  2. If you learned of this employment opportunity from a source other than what is mentioned above, please list it here. (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Document

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V

Optional Documents

Deputy Director of Research – Equis

Equis Research is seeking an Deputy Director of Research to manage the day-to-day

operations of its multi-state program of polling and focus groups. We are looking for a deeply

analytical and detail-oriented project manager who wants to work to tackle big questions

about a dynamic and ever-complex segment of the American electorate.

Equis Research launched in early 2019 as a hub for research, data and analysis that helps

demystify the Latino vote. We want to move past the idea of the Latino community as a

monolith, and toward a more sophisticated understanding of the experiences, issue

preferences and political identities of Latinx voters. We are building a deep and longitudinal

understanding of voter attitudes; tracking trends from the past to provide forward-looking

context; building a set of best practices on surveying and targeting the Hispanic community;

and disseminating actionable outcomes for organizations and practitioners looking to engage

this voter.

Equis collaborates with a team of outside firms on data collection and analysis, in addition to

housing a small but expanding set of internal data and analytical capacities.

Responsibilities

The Deputy Director of Research will be responsible for the successful execution of new Equis

research projects.

What that looks like:

● Leading day-to-day management of all quantitative and qualitative research projects

(which generally includes polls, focus groups, and online journaling);

● Acting as the primary liaison with outside pollsters/consultants;

● Working with pollsters/consultants to design and monitor research projects, whether

shepherding decisions on sample design and methodology; helping draft survey

questionnaires and focus group guides; or assisting in the creation of memos and decks;

● Managing the feedback loop between the Equis team(s), partners, subscribers, and

other stakeholders;

● Driving innovation within the organization, in terms of (a) constantly refining Equis

standards and best practices, and (b) keeping up to date with new methodological

approaches, tools and lines of inquiry;

● Supporting the analysis team on its deliverables;

● Working with the team to set research priorities, budget and calendar, and pitching in

as needed on plans, fundraising proposals, and external briefings.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position has:

● Demonstrated project management skills; highly organized and detail-oriented with the

ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;

● Familiarity with the A-to-Z of survey research, with experience working with polling or

data science as either a producer or consumer;

● Most importantly, a demonstrated ability to quickly pick up what you didn’t already

know;

● Top-notch problem-solving skills, with experience tackling an unfamiliar situation and

taking the initiative to devise and execute solutions;

● Deep analytical thinking and a dogged desire to get at the truth;

● Outstanding collaboration skills with the ability to work independently and

self-directed; and

● Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate priorities,

needs and expectations.

The ability to write and/or edit in Spanish is preferable but not required. Cultural fluency is

critical.

This position reports to: Director of Research (Partner)

Location: Remote

Employee Status: Full-Time

Salary & Benefits: The minimum salary expectation for this particular position is $75,000,

dependent on relevant experience.

How to apply: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter as a single PDF to

info@equisresearch.us with the position title in the subject line.

Job- Translators Without Borders

Consultant – remote training development

Location: home-based 
Travel: none
Reporting to: Crisis Response
Timeframe: March 2021 – October 2021 (up to 14 FTE days total) 
Deadline for applications: March 5th, 2021

Click here to apply

The role
Translators without Borders is seeking a consultant to develop two short training packages on language for humanitarian field staff on the basis of TWB’s existing content and materials.

Task 1  – To create a mixed mode interpreter training combining online resources and resources for use in group settings. 

Review and adapt our existing modular training curriculum on humanitarian interpreting into very simple online resources with accompanying facilitator tools and hand-outs. 

We anticipate the following to be an outline of the tasks:

  • Review existing training content, training notes, slide decks, and handouts on this topic produced by TWB
  • Adapt and/or develop alternative content if necessary, re-working material content to move from the local and context-specific to the generic
  • Incorporate group exercises to complement online materials, and develop / adapt trainers notes for these
  • Develop a small number of participant handouts 
  • Design an evaluation process for the training and produce accompanying materials to facilitate this
  • Combine online training content, trainer’s notes, participant handouts, and evaluation tools, into one easy-to-follow package 
  • Revise and amend materials following field pilot 

The version needs to be suitable to be used by people in widely differing humanitarian contexts, many of whom will have low levels of literacy. The final training course, combining online resources and ‘live’ interactive sessions and evaluation, should take no more than 10 hours to complete. Online resources are anticipated to be not more than 5 hours of the content.

Task 2 – To create a short course on the topic of ‘language in humanitarian data’ combining online resources and facilitated group work. 

  • Review existing presentations, webinars, slide decks, and literature on this topic produced by TWB
  • Re-work and adapt this material to create a unified collection of online presentations and linked resources
  • Develop / adapt group exercises to complement online materials, and develop / adapt trainers notes for these
  • Develop a small number of participant handouts or identify key existing materials as handouts
  • Design an evaluation process for the training and produce accompanying tools to facilitate this
  • Combine online presentation, trainer’s notes, participant handouts / resources, and evaluation tools, into one easy-to-follow package 
  • Revise and amend materials following field pilot 

The short training course will raise awareness of language in humanitarian data gathering. The course is aimed at enumerators and other data collectors, and their managers. Some participants may have moderate – low levels of literacy. It will prepare them to manage language complexity and improve their quality assurance processes in multilingual data collection. The final training materials and group activities combined should take no more than 3 hours to complete. The online content should make up approximately 50% of the course duration.  

In both tasks above, the format for the online version needs to be suitable as a teaching aid for face-to-face training (so possibly as simple as recorded presentations, links to supporting videos, or insertion of TWB’s existing Moodle-platform material). 

Deliverables

  • An agreed work plan including time-frames, review periods, revision and approval stages
  • Humanitarian Field Interpreter online materials which can be presented to a group of participants, or viewed by an interested individual e.g. (podcast / narrated powerpoint presentations / links to audio-visual materials). The total run time for these materials will be approximate duration of 5 hours (for interpreter training) and 1.5 hours (for language in humanitarian data training)
  • Humanitarian Field Interpreter:
  • learning outcomes for each session / module
  • agendas for delivery of each session / module
  • concise trainer’s notes
  • concise participant handouts
  • evaluation tools, rationale and methodology
  • Language in Humanitarian Data online materials which can be presented to a group of participants, or viewed by an interested individual e.g. (podcast / narrated powerpoint presentations / links to audio-visual materials). The total run time for these materials will be approximately 1.5 hours. 
  • Language in Humanitarian Data:
  • learning outcomes for each session 
  • agenda for delivery of the course
  • concise trainer’s notes
  • concise participant handouts / resources
  • evaluation tools, rationale and methodology
  • The combined word-count of the combined courses should be within 18,000 – 20,000 words, including spoken and recorded content. All materials will be presented in English in agreed editable file formats, and developed to facilitate translation / dubbing / subtitling as necessary. 
  • The training design and materials will need to be sufficiently comprehensive that a confident generic facilitator without an interpreting background could deliver it unsupported. Participant and facilitator materials all need to be professionally presented and use Translators without Borders’ design guidelines.
  • The courses are expected to be interactive, practical, lively and solution-orientated. Training approaches should be inclusive or easily adaptable for people with disabilities.
  • The consultant will be required to ensure that all the material proposed for inclusion in the curriculum is open-access and on a platform suitable for this purpose. All content created by the consultant will become the intellectual property of Translators without Borders.

Qualifications and experience required

  • Extensive experience (more than five years) in adult learning in either formal or non-formal settings
  • Training design, development, and implementation experience with a focus on training for adults
  • Experience in capacity building, training and facilitation in the development or humanitarian sectors
  • Extensive experience (more than five years) of training and facilitation in low-literacy contexts
  • Previous work experience in a humanitarian or development context and a good understanding of humanitarian or development practices
  • A fluent English speaker with excellent writing skills in English
  • A qualification as an interpreter or a translator from a recognized professional institution, or previous experience training translators or interpreters, would be a plus.
  • Experience in developing online training and resources 

Qualities

  • A self-starter with the flexibility and adaptability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Key qualities of relationship-building and adaptability
  • Patience and openness to comment in review processes

Background
In many conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies, the languages of affected people are not the same as those of the responders. This language gap affects access to life-saving information and services and diminishes the effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian action.

In 2013, TWB created the first-ever crisis language support service, Words of Relief, which has responded to crises every year since. Today TWB provides a range of language and communication services, from translations to training of interpreters. Either remotely or in-country (currently in Bangladesh, DRC and Nigeria), TWB works with more than 100 development and humanitarian partners.

TWB has developed modular training materials on the basics of interpreting in humanitarian action. This course has been designed for people who carry out humanitarian interpretation but are not qualified: locally engaged staff, bilingual volunteers, cultural mediators, etc. The individual modules are sufficiently self-contained that they retain coherence when sequenced differently or delivered individually. There are comprehensive teaching notes, a set of supporting visual materials, a substantial participants’ handbook, and recommendations for structuring the modules for different durations and audiences. 

To expand the potential reach of this training, it has been adapted for low-literacy audiences and for use in various humanitarian contexts. TWB needs a unified version that can be delivered as face-to-face training over two days across a range of contexts and that consistently applies adult learning principles and good practices for communicating with less literate audiences.

In addition TWB has substantial information in a variety of formats (blogs, info-sheets, presentations) on language in data collection. This material is not currently in the form of a training package. TWB sees the need to have a short training for those managing data collection in multilingual format to make sure they plan for language, that enumerators understand how to manage language barriers, and that there is a quality assurance process to address gaps in communication. 

How to apply
TWB will accept offers from individual consultants and consulting firms.

To apply for this consultancy please send the following documents:

1. A technical and financial offer to include:

  • a brief description (no more than two sides of A4) of how you would tackle this role
  • a proposed work plan (including the number of days required for each task)
  • a financial offer, specifying daily fees

2. Curriculum vitae highlighting experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) and at least three professional references.

Please upload the technical and financial offer as one document under “cover letter” and present the CV(s) of the expert(s) proposed in one document under “CV”.

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders believes that everyone has the right to give and receive information in a language and format they understand. We work with nonprofit partners and a global community of language professionals to build local language translation capacity, and raise awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year. 

Core Values

Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework: 

Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector. 

Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it is the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity. 

Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.

Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.

Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.

Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times. 


Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

TWB may re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration at its discretion.

Jobs at Linguistic Society of America

LSA Seeks Applicants for Two Staff Positions

   

Linguistic Society of America

The LSA is now accepting applications (through March 7, 2021) for two new part-time management positions focused on membership and on meetings, respectively. An overview of each position’s responsibilities is outlined below, along with details for submitting an application. The anticipated start dates are flexible, with a goal of filling both postions by the end of April 2021.

Membership Manager

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the LSA, the Membership Manager will provide leadership and professional expertise as the primary membership liaison, charged with retaining and increasing LSA’s membership.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and evaluate membership recruitment and marketing campaigns throughout the year to enhance the LSA’s profile and awareness within the linguistics community.
  • In consultation with the appropriate LSA leaders and staff, develop proposals for enhancing member benefits/services and ensure maintenance/delivery of existing services/benefits.
  • Review and prepare reports on membership data and trends, including support for annual budget projections. 
  • Maintain and enhance relevant web content, including that restricted to LSA members, in consultation with LSA staff and web developer.
  • Coordinate member communications, including the LSA Update newsletter, email, and other correspondence.
  • Identify and participate in discussions with the LSA Executive Committee and Executive Director on strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts and other issues related to the successful recruitment and retention of members.

Requirements

  • Baccaluareate degree in any field, with a preference for those who have taken courses in linguistics and/or world languages.
  • Significant experience (3-5 years) working for membership associations, including a successful track record of building and growing the total number of members through creative, innovative initiatives. 
  • Experience with membership marketing, recruitment, retention and enhancement of member benefits and services.
  • Familarity with website content management, database management and association software tools and services.
  • This position requires occasional travel to attend the LSA Annual Meeting and Spring Executive Committee meeting.
  • This part-time position will average about 25 hours per week, with more hours required during the week of the two events referenced above.
  • The position will be based in Washington, DC, with the option of remote work, subject to approval.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Creative, innovative, collaborative, congenial, diplomatic, and self-motivated. Detail-oriented.
  • Strong communications skills, including the art of persuasion and making the case for membership based on a strong value proposition.. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references to this email address, using this subject line: Application for LSA Membership Manager Postion. Deadline: March 7, 2021.

The LSA is committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications from members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.


Meetings Manager

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the LSA, Meetings Manager will provide leadership and professional expertise in the planning and implementation of all LSA events.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and evaluate all aspects of the LSA’s Annual Meeting, in consultation with the Program Committee and Executive Director.
  • Develop budgets and monitor revenue/expenses for LSA-sponsored events.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, develop a marketing plan for LSA-sponsored events to increase abstract submissions, attendance, exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors.
  • Liaise with sister societies that co-locate their annual meetings with the LSA’s to coordinate logistics and other arrangements.
  • Develop and disseminate RFPs for potential meeting sites; evaluate proposals received, and recommend preferred sites to the Executive Committee and Executive Director. Negotiate contracts for meeting site and services in consultation with Executive Director.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate LSA webinars, in consultation with Editors, committee leaders and staff as appropriate.
  • Provide support for the Linguistic Institute and CoLang, in consultation with the Institute and the Fellowships Committee.
  • Assist with planning and logistics for LSA Executive Committee meetings, marketing and registration for LSA sponsored conferences, and other events as appropriate.
  • Assist the Executive Director with planning the annual awards program and business meeting of the LSA.
  • Identify and participate in discussions with the LSA Executive Committee and Executive Director on strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts and other issues related to the successful implementation of events.
  • Maintain and enhance web content for events, in consultation with LSA staff and web developer.

Requirements

  • Baccaluareate degree in any field, with a preference for those who have taken courses in linguistics and/or world languages. CMP credential is a plus.
  • Experience (1-3 years) planning events for membership associations, including a successful track record of building and growing the total number of participants through creative, innovative initiatives.
  • Experience with event marketing, contracting, vendor relations, and content coordination.
  • Familarity with online registration systems, abstract management, meeting apps and related software tools and services.
  • This position requires occasional travel to attend the LSA Annual Meeting and Spring Executive Committee meeting.
  • This part-time position will average about 20 hours per week, with more hours required during the week of the two events referenced above.
  • The position will be based in Washington, DC, with the option of remote work, subject to approval.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Creative, innovative, collaborative, congenial, diplomatic, and self-motivated. Detail-oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including the art of persuasion and making the case for participation in LSA events based on a strong value proposition.. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references to this email address, using this subject line: Application for LSA Meetings Manager Postion. Deadline: March 7, 2021.

The LSA is committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications from members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.