Job Title: Coordinator for World Languages Reports to (Title): Chief Academic Officer Terms of Employment:
Administrative Salary Scale
Days per year: 230
Type of position:
Non-Exempt General Summary:Under general supervision supervises district initiatives, innovative world language programs, curriculum development and implementation, staff development of world language teachers. Consults on personnel and student concerns. Acts as a liaison for state and national initiatives. Collaborates with other content area personnel and district leadership teams in planning future Lexington One programs for students.Essential Functions:
Supports and upholds the mission, vision and strategic goals of Lexington County School District One.
Effectively interacts, communicates and collaborates with all stakeholders.
Establishes a safe, supportive, positive and productive working and learning environment.
Assists teachers with the creation and implementation of district curriculum units.
Assists teachers with finding, creating and utilizing authentic language resources.
Assists teachers with effective instructional strategies for world language methodology and classroom management.
Leads ongoing curriculum development and implementations activities.
Works with other district leaders in planning, expanding and implementing new programs.
Observes world language teachers and provide them and their administrators with constructive feedback for reflection on their lessons.
Participates in various professional and community organizations; attends various workshops, seminars and conferences to continuously update professional knowledge.
Plans professional development activities to meet the needs of world language teachers.
Researches and selects outside consultants and trainers to conduct training in specific topics as they relate to world languages education programs.
Develops and maintains a network of contacts to assist in the implementation of the district’s world Languages education programs.
Provides encouragement, guidance, and resources to teachers as needed.
Manages and keep up to date a web page with news and information about the world language program and program initiatives for both teachers and the community at large.
Leads the district’s ongoing study of immersion programs and works with district administrators to implement and articulate the district’s own immersion program and expansion.
Attends and represents the district at state and national conferences and research projects in order to learn about and employ the most recent, effective teaching strategies and resources to share with district world language teachers.
Facilitates visitations from other districts, administrators, the media and parents to world language classrooms.
Conducts district and community information sessions on immersion programs.
Presents sessions and information regarding district initiatives at district, state and national meetings and conferences as needed/required.
Develops a comprehensive five year plan for world languages education in the district.
Develops and maintains a long-range plan for the K-12 immersion program.
Assists as needed in interviewing perspective world language teachers.
Works with the South Carolina State Department of Education (SDE) and other agencies to recruit, retain and support international teachers.
Assists as needed in personnel concerns and issues regarding world language teachers and programs.
Makes recommendations for expenditures of annual world language budget allocations.
Assists the district’s schools with the acquisition of appropriate textbooks, teacher guides, training manuals, testing and evaluation manuals and procedures, multimedia visual aids, and other instructional materials and equipment for world languages courses; monitors related equipment inventories and determines needs, as appropriate.
Plans and conducts the following meetings in collaboration with chairpersons and the district world language liaison:
Quarterly (or more frequently as needed) world language advisory council meetings.
Monday staff development meetings for all world language staff.
Face-to-face meetings regarding program articulation, staff needs and problem-solving (scheduling, staff development) with principals and/or teachers as needed.
Language group meetings by level (elementary, middle and high) as needed to address ongoing program needs.
Provides ongoing, daily communication with teachers, parents, administrators and the South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) to facilitate the district world language program via email, phone, inter-office mail, etc.
Maintains records of world language program activities.
Participates in all professional meetings and training sessions as required.
Participates in all other activities deemed necessary for the success of the district world language program.
Selects, requests, and maintains an inventory of instructional aides, technology tools, equipment, and supplies needed for daily activities; provides for safe storage and proper use of all materials, tools, and equipment.
Effectively uses personal technology devices and software applications for the management of pertinent information and communication.
Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the school district which pertain to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and operations. Extensive knowledge of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and mathematical computation. Ability to demonstrate effective teaching strategies and methodologies. Knowledge and skills to teach world languages effectively to motivate and encourage student growth. Knowledge of state and national standards and initiatives in the area of world languages. High level of proficiency in one or more languages and levels. Knowledge and ability to implement new programs and programmatic changes. Ability to develop innovative and effective world languages instructional strategies. Ability to enhance the development of world language teachers to raise their students’ level of performance in the area of world languages. Knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of foreign language education. Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration. General knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Ability to work effectively with adult learners. Understanding and skills that support intercultural interactions between staff and staff and community members. Understanding of processes related to international education certificates, state certification requirements for hiring international teachers. Ability to communicate effectively in critical situations with parents, teachers and administrators. Skill in counseling and developing staff. Ability to determine appropriate world languages programs and activities for each of the grade levels K through 12. Ability to make effective oral presentations before large groups of people, to include peers, parents, students, and government officials. Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from that data. Ability to use common office machines and popular computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet, and file maintenance programs. Knowledge of the principles of office management. Knowledge of the records and reports which must be prepared and maintained. Ability to maintain high standards of accuracy in exercising duties. Ability to anticipate work to be completed and complete work without the need for direct supervision. Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee and student records and information. Ability to demonstrate high level application of technology devices in the performance of daily activities. Ability to demonstrate proper maintenance, safe operation and utilization of equipment, materials and supplies used in daily activities. Ability to interact and communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, colleagues and all other stakeholders involved in the activities of the job. Working Conditions:Duties are performed in an office setting with no significant exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Physical demands are restricted to work requiring occasional lifting/moving of items up to twenty-five pounds. Local travel is required; occasional overnight travel required.
Responsibility:Budgetary responsibility as assigned. Supervises the world languages lead teacher.
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the school board’s policy on evaluation of certified personnel.
Disclaimer Statement: This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties. The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other and all related duties as assigned/required.
Minimum Education/Work Experience:
Master’s degree in education with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in the area of world languages. Experience in curriculum writing, administering immersion programs, and professional development leadership preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Valid South Carolina teaching certification
Valid South Carolina driver’s license
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on qualifications and work history related to the position.
Internal Number: 715
About Lexington County School District One
Lexington One serves more than 26,800 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 with more than 3,800 employees (not including substitutes) and 30 schools (17 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools, one technology center). The district also has alternative education services designed to help students at risk of expulsion.
The 360 square miles that make up Lexington District One stretch from the banks of Lake Murray to the county’s southern border with Aiken County. Our district occupies 48 percent of the county’s 750 square miles and is one of the county’s major employers. 2017 Census Data shows Lexington County’s population as 290,642 and the area that makes up Lexington One’s population as 121,030 or 46 percent of the county.
During the past 10 years (2008–2018), Lexington District One grew by an average of 505 new students per year. The district remains one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, ranking sixth in total enrollment.
To keep up with this tremendous growth, Lexington District One has built 15 new schools since 1997.
World languages are offered at all levels including elementary, middle and high school.
Our students ...excel in state and national award-winning marching bands, symphonic bands, choral programs, strings programs and athletic programs.
Lexington District One students perform well on nationally normed assessments (ACT, PSAT, SAT, MAP).
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