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Application - Summer 2000 Employment Opportunity

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    Summer 2011 Employment Opportunity

    Director

    Governor’s Foreign Language Academy

    All Academies

Job Description

    A director of a Governor’s Foreign Language Academy will:

    ; provide leadership for the staff and students who participate in the Academy; ; assume responsibility for the well-being and discipline of the students and staff of the

    Academy during their time in the program and make necessary referrals to the program

    coordinator for disciplinary issues;

    ; identify and select qualified faculty members for the three-week summer residential

    program;

    ; identify and select mature student resident advisors to assist with student supervision in

    the dormitories and to coordinate cocurricular activities;

    ; assign responsibilities appropriately to staff members of the Academy; ; assist in the organization of pre-Academy activities such as a staff meeting to develop the

    program and activities;

    ; direct the development of the curriculum and activities for the Academy; ; develop pre-Academy packets to be sent to participants;

    ; attend meetings of Academy directors and program coordinator to be held by the Virginia

    Department of Education;

    ; work closely with the Virginia Department of Education and the program coordinator of the

    host site throughout the Academy on matters related to program, finance, student

    discipline, etc.;

    ; arrive at the host site several days prior to the opening to prepare for the Academy and to

    supervise the lead staff;

    ; serve as the main contact for the Academy during the three-week summer program; ; lead Academy staff meetings to ensure communication and adequate planning during the

    program;

    ; maintain detailed financial records as required by the program coordinator and the VDOE; ; settle financial accounts and other issues at the close of the Academy with the program

    coordinator and host site;

    ; work with the program coordinator on events related to the Global Village philosophy; and ; perform other duties and responsibilities necessary for the successful operation of the

    Academy.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have:

    ; native or near-native proficiency in the foreign language of the Academy; ; successful experience in instructing and motivating advanced language students; ; experience in providing leadership to both students and staff;

    ; experience in providing a variety of activities for students;

    ; excellent organizational ability;

    ; a strong ability to work with a team; and

    ; unlimited energy and enthusiasm.

    The ability to pass a criminal background check is required for employment.

Compensation

The salaries for the directors of the 2011 Governor’s Foreign Language Academies vary

    depending on the length of the program and the responsibilities associated with the position. Salary amounts are dependent on funding from the General Assembly. As this is a residential program, on-campus lodging and all meals will also be provided.

Information and Applications

General information about the program is available online at

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/foreign_language/language_academies/index.shtml. If

    you have further questions, please contact Helen Small, specialist for foreign languages, Virginia Department of Education, at Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-3666.

    The location and anticipated dates of the Academies are listed below. All information is tentative and subject to available funding. All staff members are expected to arrive several days prior to the opening ceremonies.

Governor’s French Academy 60 students Governor’s Spanish Academy Dates TBD Location TBD

    Governor’s German Academy 45 students Governor’s Latin Academy Dates TBD Location TBD Governor’s Japanese Academy 38 students

Please submit completed applications by e-mail to Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov.

    Additional documentation may be mailed or faxed to:

    Helen Small

    Specialist for Foreign Languages

    Virginia Department of Education

    P.O. Box 2120

    Richmond, VA 23218-2120

    Voice: 804-225-3666

    Fax: 804-786-1597

    Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 1, 2010.

    APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

    Director

    Governor’s Foreign Language Academy

    Summer 2011

    Please identify the Academy to which you are applying:

     French German Spanish

     Japanese Latin

Name: Date:

Permanent Mailing Address:

City, State, Zip Code:

Home Phone: ( ) - E-mail:

Current Employer: Current Position:

Work Street Address:

City, State, Zip Code:

Work Phone: ( ) - ext. Fax: ( ) -

Please list three professional references and their contact information:

    Name Position Phone Relationship

Please submit a complete application to Helen Small, specialist for foreign languages, Virginia

    Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120 by U.S. mail, fax (804-786-

    1597), or e-mail (Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov). Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 1, 2010.

    APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Please attach the following information on a separate page:

    A. Your formal educational background, including high school, undergraduate, and

    graduate degrees. Include the years of attendance and degrees earned. B. Your work experience, especially as related to foreign language instruction. Include

    the years of employment and the positions held.

    C. Other experiences related to employment at a Governor’s Foreign Language

    Academy, especially those related to the teaching of foreign languages, providing

    leadership for students and other professionals, and the ability to work as a

    member of a team.

    D. Your professional affiliations, especially as they relate to the teaching of foreign

    languages.

    E. At least one letter of recommendation, submitted electronically. A hard copy may

    follow, mailed to the address shown below.

    F. Any other information that would help to explain your qualifications as director of a

    Governor’s Foreign Language Academy.

Application submission by e-mail is strongly preferred.

The Virginia Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion,

    age, political affiliation, veteran status, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in its programs and

    activities. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Department’s non-

    discrimination policies: Superintendent of Public Instruction, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, (804) 225-2023. For further information on Federal nondiscrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at

    OCR.DC@ed.gov or call 1 (800) 421-3481. You may view Executive Order 6 (2010), (http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Issues/ExecutiveOrders/2010/EO-6.cfm),

    which specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, political

    affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. The policy permits appropriate employment

    preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans as contemplated by state and

    federal law. You may obtain additional information at the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official Web site (http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal2) concerning this equal opportunity policy.

    Please submit a complete application to Helen Small, specialist for foreign languages, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120 by U.S. mail, fax (804-786-1597), or e-mail (Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov). Review of applications will begin on Monday,

    November 1, 2010.

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