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 II - Chinese shall have the capability to:
• Develop and deliver foundational-level and intermediate-level Area Studies seminars in English and/or a foreign language using Contractor-provided and/or Government-provided documentation, including assessment plans, instructor guides and student materials;
•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 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;
•Work with language and area studies experts across academic, federal and private sectors in order to keep abreast of best practices and make recommendations to Government; incorporate that information in curricula and in teaching practices;
•Collect, compile, and provide metrics regarding the curriculum to the Government;
•Tailor approaches in accordance with student learning styles and strategies;
•Active TS/SCI security clearance with a Polygraph;
•Typically requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent and seven to nine years of related experience.
•Master Degree in language, Areas Studies, Education, Education Technology, ISD or other directly related discipline.
•Five (5) years of experience the last ten (10) years, in teaching and/or developing training on topics of interest to the Government and Intelligence Community, such as history, technology, finance, economics, military, geopolitics, transnational issues and social organizations;
•In lieu of the Master's Degree, a B.A./B.S. in Language or Area Studies or a discipline related to the required topic/region, and an additional two (2) years of directly related work experience teaching or developing training may be substituted;
•If training is to be taught in language other than English: 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, listening, speaking and writing in English OR a speaker with native capability in English and a minimum ILR proficiency level 3 in reading, listening and speaking in the standard form of the language to be taught. Skill levels must be documented within the last 3 years;
•Three (3) years of experience within the last ten (10) years, in developing, managing and coordinating training utilizing ISD standards;
•Three (3) years of experience within the past ten (10) years, developing and teaching courses for both face-to-face and eLearning delivery;
•One (1) year experience within the last five (5) years, working in a cross-cultural environment;
•Five (5) years of experience within the last fifteen (15) years, in SIGINT, military intelligence and/or the Intelligence Community Operations performing work directly concerning the Far East (to include China, Korea, Japan and Nepal), the Near East (to include AF/PAK, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Middle East nations, Arabic-speaking North Africa), the Americas, Europe, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Global Issues.
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.