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TESOL Technical Officer II - Content Development
FHI 360
Full-time
Expired
Posted 3 weeks ago
Job Description

TESOL Technical Officer II - Content Development

All candidates are highly encouraged to submit a cover letter with their application.

Description:

FHI 360’s Global Connections (GC) department is a leader in designing innovative international exchanges that promote leadership, professional development, academic opportunities and global collaboration for students and emerging leaders around the world. We are seeking a Technical Officer II to support the implementation of teacher professional development programs for the English Access Scholarship Program (Access). Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs (ECA/A/L), the Access program provides a foundation of English-language, leadership, and professional skills and exposure to U.S. culture and democratic values to underserved students, primary aged 13 to 20, from around the world. The program also offers professional development opportunities for international English as a Foreign Language (EFL) professionals including teachers and administrators.

Job Summary:

The TESOL Technical Officer II is a member of the Access Teacher Engagement Team reporting to the Project Manager. The TESOL Technical Officer II, in partnership with a second TESOL Technical Officer II, will oversee a team of content development consultants and collaborate with ECA/A/L to provide technical support in the development and delivery of teacher training activities and resources to support Access teachers in planning and facilitating lessons aligned with identified U.S. public diplomacy goals. The TESOL Technical Officer II will develop and monitor a robust consultant program supporting ongoing projects envisioned by ECA and providing technical services at a high level of complexity to support a consultant oversight plan including the creation of Statements of Work (SOWs) for a wide range of educational consultants specializing in curriculum development, assessment practices, teacher professional development, online learning, and webinar development and facilitation. This position requires technical proficiency in onboarding, monitoring and evaluating consultants, and developing processes that ensure adherence to FHI 360 policies and procedures. This position also evaluates the programmatic effectiveness of the development of these teacher training resources, provides technical assessment and reporting, and supports proposal development.

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Responsibilities:

  • Co-lead a team of expert consultants including procurement, onboarding and training, and oversight of their work in curricula and resource development, assessment, and other teacher professional development activities.

  • Identify areas of staffing need and recommend additional consultants based on anticipated areas of support.

  • Develop Statements of Work (SOWs) for consultants that correspond to consultant agreements.

  • Create and implement a recruitment strategy for new content development team members that includes conducting outreach through diverse networks.

  • Coordinate interviews with the ECA/A/L /FHI 360 team, and lead interviews with potential consultants.

  • Develop and implement a training and onboarding plan for new content development team members.

  • Prepare consulting agreement documentation, collaborating closely with internal partners such as finance and procurement.

  • Function as TESOL technical lead with oversight of project technical administrative compliance, technical content deliverables, and team management of consultants.

  • Ensure project activities are on track with technical expertise advising project implementation.

  • Co-lead Content Development team in new content and curricular development.

  • Partner closely with second TESOL Technical Officer II and consultant team to develop new Access lesson plans, Impact Project (project-based learning resources), assessment tools, and other cyclical instructional materials.

  • Provide technical support on TESOL trends and best practices.

  • Provide technical feedback to consultants on the development of teacher resources, tools, materials, and training.

  • Scope and sequence existing and new Access lesson plans and instructional materials to an English-language textbook.

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  • Develop a cohesive Access curriculum in preparation for a 2026 launch-date.

  • Deliver virtual and/or in-country teacher training workshops as requested online or in-person in the field.

  • Collaborate with ECA on content development vision and project planning.

  • Participate in ECA/A/L content development meetings as creative thought partner in content design.

  • Collaborate with ECA/A/L to develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of the technical components of Access teacher professional development, curricula models, assessment models, and resource development that is aligned with program goals.

  • Draft technical portions of funding proposals and prepare program summaries, analytics and data visualization, including but not limited to annual reports

  • Prepare and deliver workshops and presentations at professional meetings and conferences, as needed.

  • Assist with other Teacher Engagement team products and Access team projects across the program such as Exchange programs, the annual TESOL convention, and the Access 20th Anniversary celebration.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its international equivalent in International Education, TESOL, Instructional Design, or related field; Master’s degree in TESOL or Applied Linguistics strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years of experience designing English Language Learner (ELL) classroom content and curriculum teacher and/or instructing in an online, hybrid or blended learning environment with an ESL/EFL focus. 6-8 years of experience is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with word processing software, Microsoft Excel, survey software and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms) required. Experience with SharePoint preferred.

  • Experience with intellectual property and licensing considerations in the educational context preferred; in particular, experience with open licensing using Creative Commons licenses.

  • Experience providing project and program management support including coordination of procurement activities such as consulting agreements and vendor selection.

  • Prior experience working or collaborating with the Access program, either in the field and/or DC headquarters, preferred.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, to think strategically and creatively, to find innovative ways to respond to emerging organizational and project needs, and to respond flexibly and adapt to changing funder requests and priorities.

  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company required; experience with a USG international exchange such as Peace Corps, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, or English Language Fellow or Specialist preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills demonstrated through work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of political, contextual and ethical issues impacting English language education and training abroad required.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to connect to a wide range of stakeholders in a clear, positive manner; ability to understand, synthesize, and conceptualize input and requests from multiple partners.

  • Proven ability to work in coordination with partners, consultants, and colleagues.

  • Exceptional capacity to balance multiple priorities, deal with inquiries and requests, and maintain close attention to detail.

  • Capability of working independently and in a team environment by taking initiative, meeting deadlines, solving problems, and adapting to changing priorities.

What the Position Offers:

  • Collaboration with a creative and multi-faceted Access Teacher Engagement Team

  • Regular engagement with Access partners (U.S. embassy staff, educational service providers, and Access teachers) worldwide

  • A team culture that prioritizes inclusion, collaboration, and continuous feedback

  • Participation in and frequent access to high quality professional and career development opportunities

  • Engagement with colleagues across the Global Connections department and the organization

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal travel expected; estimated one domestic and one international trip annually.

The expected US-based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidate 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.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $68,000 - $88,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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