FHI 360 designs and implements academic, professional, cultural, and youth exchange programs for students and emerging leaders around the world. We are seeking a TESOL Technical Officer to join the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) team to support the development of online professional development courses for English teachers, learners and professionals worldwide, as well as engagement opportunities for course alumni. OPEN offers English-language professional development through online university level courses, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and synchronous webinars. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs (ECA/A/L). Are you interested in learning more about how an international non-profit implements the foreign policy strategies of the U.S. Department of State through virtual programming to promote English language acquisition and teacher professional development? Ideal candidates will have a background in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), experience with learning management systems, and an interest in supporting the development of openly-licensed educational materials for educators and learners around the world.
This position reports to the Project Manager for Online Curriculum Development and works closely with other Technical Officers and program staff at FHI 360 and with ECA/A/L to support the implementation of the OPEN Program, specifically MOOCs and alumni engagement and training programs. The TESOL Technical Officer II uses expertise in learning management systems (LMS) to revise existing OPEN MOOCs before they are offered again. They are also responsible for the development of technical strengthening initiatives to leverage the multiplier effect of the OPEN Program through use of program alumni in follow-on activities. This involves developing distance training programs to equip alumni to effectively moderate online courses. As needed, the TESOL Technical Officer II provides technical support and guidance to new staff and program partners on standard operating procedures for course development projects, including training on program technical guidelines, processes, and tools. Serving as a Lead or Second Reviewer, the TESOL Technical Officer II ensures programmatic effectiveness by reviewing curriculum and materials for online courses developed by university/non-profit subawardees against program standards and provides feedback based on OPEN’s course development guidelines (TESOL content, Instructional Design, and Creative Commons Licensing) to ensure they are accessible, incorporate the latest methodology for English language acquisition, are appropriately licensed with Creative Commons Attribution licensing, and meet the needs of the funder.
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Performs other duties as assigned.
The expected hiring salary range for this role is listed below. FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.
Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.
Hiring Salary Range: $68,000 – $87,000
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