English Proficiency Interviewer-Rater
Position Type: Academic Hourly or Graduate Hourly
Hours/Week: 5-8, during EPI exam cycle
Pay Rate: $15/hour (training period); $25/hour after successful completion of training
Primary Position Function/Summary:
Conducting English Proficiency Interviews, rating speech for intelligibility, and providing brief written feedback with specific observations and examples.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (detailed duties):
- Successfully complete pre-testing interviewer/rater training. Training period is typically 6-8 weeks.
- Participate in all calibration sessions prior to and during the testing period and in the end-of-term debriefing.
- Conduct English Proficiency Interview consistent with the testing protocol and within proscribed time limit.
- Holistically rate test-takers’ English language proficiency consistent with the rubric and within prescribed time limit. Provide brief description of examinee’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Adjust interviewing and rating practices as instructed by the EPI Coordinator; implement feedback provided by the EPI Coordinator.
- Promote positive and professional interactions with EPI examinees and CITL staff.
- Maintain confidentiality of examinee personal information and test scores.
- Available on the UIUC campus for 2- to 3-hour time slots, one or more days per week throughout the semester.
- As needed: Transfer examinees’ interviews from the voice recorders to the online repository.
- As needed, perform examinee check-in and check-out duties.
- Native or near-native English language ability
- Bachelor’s degree
- Language-related training and practical experience, in one or more of the following areas:
- Demonstrated familiarity with features of language proficiency, including linguistic, discourse, and cross-cultural competence
- Professional demeanor and appreciation for the high-stakes nature of the English Proficiency Interview
- Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly related to interviewing; excellent analytical skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Preferred Qualifications: MATESL degree, OPI training
Sue Ingels, EPI Coordinator, email@example.com; 217-265-6136
TECHNOLOGY TRAINING SPECIALIST
Organization: Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Type: Academic Hourly
Hours: 20 hours a week
DESCRIPTION, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS
Description: The Technology Training Specialist will assist the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) with training faculty, students, and staff on using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and collaboration as well as serve as a member of the Instructional Spaces and Technology team. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic candidate with a passion for educational technologies, as well as teaching others, to leverage innovations to teach more effectively and increase student success.
Summary of Functions: The primary functions include the design, development, delivery and evaluation of hands-on training sessions in all modalities (face-to-face, blended, and online) as well as individual consultations to help faculty, students and staff use technology to facilitate teaching, learning, and collaboration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Design, develop, schedule, facilitate, and evaluate demonstrations, hands-on workshops and presentations on the use of technology including but not limited to learning management systems, web-conferencing tools, student response systems, and digital publishing tools
- Coordinate and implement individual consultations with faculty and staff on the utilization of teaching technologies to improve learning outcomes for students
- Help organize, facilitate and evaluate CITL’s events and programs including those held in the Armory Innovation Spaces, Teaching Innovation Seminar Series, Graduate Academy for College Teaching, etc.
- Collaborate with and assist CITL and Technology Services staff members to enact the missions of CITL
Required: Bachelor’s degree
Preferred: Advanced degree completed or in progress
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Experience in using educational technologies and working with diverse communities.
Candidate needs to be responsible, reliable, possess self-directed motivation, have a positive attitude, and be collaborative and flexible in a fast-paced dynamic work environment. Candidate may need to be available to work some weekends, mornings, and evenings.
Preferred: Experience in educational settings and familiarity with the following technologies as a student and/or instructor:
- Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard Learn (Illinois Compass 2g)
- Web Conferencing Systems such as Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Zoom, and Skype for Business to communicate with and deliver training to individuals and small groups
- Audio/video services such as YouTube, Vimeo and/or Kaltura
- Presentation of teaching workshops, mentoring of other TAs
- Successful college teaching experience (as a TA or instructor)
- Some knowledge of college teaching pedagogy
Compensation: $14.50 per hour. Please notify the interviewer if you are eligible for Federal Work-Study.
Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2017. For consideration, please email cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017. We will begin reviewing resumes on June 1 until the position is filled.
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Contact Name: Jamie Nelson
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 217-333-8345
Contact Address: 505 E. Armory Ave., Ste. 235J, Champaign, IL 61820
Community Manager - Undergraduate Hourly
This position is for a Community Manager for the Coursera Support Team within the University of Illinois’ Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL). This position oversees the team of volunteer forum monitors for Illinois’ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) delivered through Coursera and the social media components of those MOOCs.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage and support discussion forum monitors and social media for live classes, resolving issues when possible and reporting other issues in need of attention.
- Communicate with forum monitors, especially when issues arise.
- Investigate and troubleshoot technical problems in the live classes.
- Produce reports based on data found within the Coursera platform.
- Provide basic quality control such as copy editing, checking for consistency, testing, etc.
- Assist in developing new training resources and processes for working with forum monitors.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Good problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to collaborate and work as a team member.
- Familiarity with and ability to learn web-based content/learning management systems.
- Experience working with and investing in a team of volunteers to pursue a common goal.
- Must be available to work June-August of 2017, with the possibility of extending the position through the fall based upon performance and programmatic needs at the time.
- Completion of any MOOC, preferably one offered from Coursera.
- Basic familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Experience coordinating a team of volunteers.
- Experience growing a community via social media.
Proposed Starting Date: June 12, 2017; ~20 hours/week
Special instructions to apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Katie Woodruff at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2017.