Are you passionate about understanding other cultures and learning languages? Would you love to foster this same passion in students through creative programming? Do you believe that languages are one of the keys to intercultural understanding?
Such traits are crucial for the success of Wesleyan’s Fries Center for Global Studies (FCGS), a unit committed to collaborating with all members of our community to advance the knowledge, language and intercultural skills, self-awareness, and empathy needed for responsible participation in our increasingly interdependent world.
Reporting to the Director of Language Resources and Technology, the Global Language and Outreach Fellow is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing high-impact initiatives that support campus internationalization through the lenses of language learning and multilingualism; and for promoting engagement with these initiatives through the FCGS’s social media and other channels.
The position works closely with colleagues in the Fries Center for Global Studies and collaborates with Wesleyan language faculty and Wesleyan student groups to further build culture- and language-based communities of practice across campus.
Primary responsibilities include:
Language Learning and Multilingualism
- Collaborate with campus partners to promote and highlight language learning, including working with faculty through the Language Collective and the Deans’ Office regarding current and incoming students
- Identify proficiencies and track activities in languages other than English, and work with faculty, staff, and student partners to promote and support a culture of multilingualism
- Support the Director of Language Resources and Technology in implementing instructional and practice opportunities for languages not regularly taught at Wesleyan
- Collaborate with colleagues from the FCGS and other offices to plan and implement programming that explores and celebrates language learning and multilingualism through events such as International Education Week and Power of Language Week
- Collaborate with relevant staff and faculty colleagues to facilitate and support the social-cultural adaptation of the Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) and facilitate their involvement in language and cultural events throughout the academic year
- Coordinate, monitor, assess and enhance as needed communication efforts for the FCGS including blogs/newsletters, social channels, and web presence, and annual reports.