SDSU Research Foundation

  • Program Specialist --SAILN

    Req No.
    Part-Time Contract
    $26.00 per hour
    Dept/Proj Name
    Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC)
    Close Date
  • Overview

    The Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at SDSU houses and runs a number of federally and state-funded projects in the area of language education and training. The Southern Area International Languages Network is one such project; it also is a regional component of the California World Languages Project.




    Working under the supervision of LARC’s Director of Programs, the program specialist provides support to deliver project outcomes within the established budget and time line, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information and serves as an active participant in project-related work groups and committees


    The Program Specialist is responsible for but not limited to:


    Program Administration 90%

    • Oversees and administers all facets of the day-to-day operations of the various activities related to the position
    • Plans, develops, and implements strategies for identifying training opportunities or resources for program activities
    • Creates, produces, and delivers a range of promotional, educational, and informational presentations, and/or resource materials related to program activities and initiatives
    • Oversees and/or coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data
    • Communicates effectively in both oral and written form to a variety of stakeholders
    • Delivers engaging, informative and well-organized presentations, provides status reports and progress updates as needed
    • Actively participates in project work groups and committees, provides recommendations to achieve goals, and facilitates meetings
    • Contributes to planning and decision making, coordinates project resources and liaises with project stakeholders to collect and disseminate project information


    Other Duties and Responsibilities as assigned 10%

    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned



    • Knowledge of the Common Core standards in English language arts/literacy (ELA)
    • Knowledge of operational methods and/or research methods and procedures
    • Knowledge of MS Office programs, word-processing, database development and spreadsheets
    • Ability to independently interpret a wide variety of policies and procedures integral to the program
    • Ability to plan, coordinate and initiate actions; ability to coordinate work projects, determine priorities
    • Ability to write clear and concise reports
    • Ability to gather and analyze data and complete routine assignments independently
    • Ability to develop and deliver both oral and written presentations
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
    • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
    • Ability to think and act independently; to reason logically and analyze and solve problems



    • Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Education, linguistics or other related fields from an accredited institution or additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis



    • Four years of progressively responsible K-12 teaching experience


    San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


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