The Area Studies Instructor shall develop and deliver Area Studies seminars/brown bags, and other formal and informal training in English and/or a foreign language based on customer requirements, using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous techniques for foundational, intermediate, and advanced training. Employ various teaching methods to provide maximum effectiveness and to allow flexibility in the training. Blended learning techniques may include a combination of eLearning tools, lectures, classroom discussions, team exercises, readings, case studies, role plays, and demonstrations of required skills through work-related tasks.
In addition, each Area Studies Instructor Level 3 - Czech shall have the capability to:
•Collaborate and coordinate with Area Studies Program Coordinators and Government personnel to ensure successful delivery of training.
•Conduct research to determine the best vehicle for providing the Area Studies training (academia, Government experts, private contractors, etc.)
•Research availability of online Area Studies foundational training and recommend to the Government the inclusion into training roadmaps.
•Work as part of a teaching team, as required.
•Use classroom technology such as SmartBoard/Symposium, audio/video/DVD components, and computer applications, such as Microsoft Office.
•Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders to ensure relevance and currency of curriculum. Analyze student feedback for courses in order to identify possible areas requiring change/improvement (content, speakers and/or other instructors, and delivery methodologies).
•Ensure learning assessments correlate with or directly support unit/topic/course objectives.
•Analyze feedback from Area Studies speakers and/or other instructors about the students and content in order to identify possible areas requiring change.
•Develop training materials to include transcription, translation, and analysis of operational, task-based exercises.
•Collaborate with language instructors and other Government and Contractor developers in the design, development and documentation of language and domain-specific training materials.
•Employ technology (ex. Audacity, Adobe CSS, Adobe Premier) in developing training materials for language learning that combines blended delivery modes such as online, distance, asynchronous e-learning technology and self-paced instruction.
•Collaborate with SIGINT Operations technical experts as well as other Government and Contractor instructors and developers to obtain and develop language materials.
•Develop practical evaluations to test the student's mastery of the learning and/or performance objectives.
•Identify and recommend learning applications and tools that enhance training delivery.
•Team with other Government and contract language instructors and developers.
•Meet skill level requirements for Microsoft Outlook Level 1, PowerPoint Level 1 and Word Level 1.
•B.A./B.S. in language, Area Studies, Education, Educational Technology, ISD or other directly related discipline.
•TS/SCI with CI poly
•A speaker with native capability and a minimum ILR proficiency level 4 in reading, listening and speaking in the standard form of the language to be taught and a minimum ILR proficiency level 2 in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English OR a speaker with native capability in English and a minimum ILR proficiency level 3 in reading and listening in the standard form of the language to be taught.
•Skill levels must be documented within the last 3 years; Minimum of five (5) years of experience, shall include: Three (3) years SIGINT or Intelligence Community experience as a language analyst; and Two (2) years of experience, within the last six (6) years, of applied practical experience developing, documenting and/or updating basic, intermediate, and advanced language training materials following the principles of ISD.
•In lieu of the relevant Bachelor's Degree: four (4) additional years of applied, practical experience in the language education, instructional design or language analysis fields for a total of nine (9) years of work experience may be substituted.
•One (1) year experience typing, using English and appropriate foreign language fonts, keyboards, and computer software.
•One (1) year experience, within the last four (4) years, in synchronous and asynchronous instructional systems design and in the development of skills-based instruction to adults to include using web-based or distance learning teaching technologies, (e.g., Centra, Blackboard, Questionmark, SumTotal).
•Preferred: One (1) year experience using digital audio tools such as Audacity or Sound Forge.
Mission Essential considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Mission Essential is an EEO/AA employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.