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Lab Manager - Languages
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2019
Title Lab Manager - Languages
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline 11/15/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Lab Manager - Languages

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time


The Department of Languages and Cultures Lab provides language tutors who help students practice their language skills and a computer lab with a variety of software, web-based programs, and video material. Language tutoring is available in all eight languages offered on campus: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Under the direction of the Department Chair, the Lab Manager is a staff full time position responsible for the management of the Languages and Cultures Lab as well as tutoring services, including but not limited to: staffing, scheduling, budgeting, training, mentoring, and daily administrative operations. The candidate is responsible for conducting individualized appointments with office assistants and language tutors to improve lab functions; working with instructors to set-up classroom visits; implementing new second language technology; collecting and analyzing data on the lab and student tutoring services. The candidate is required to be fluent in English and one of the eight languages offered in the department. In addition, the candidate works closely with the department faculty regarding the lab's vision and mission and the required needs of each individual program. As needed, the candidate teaches and trains students to provide academic context when developing tutoring innovative strategies for student success in language courses.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a Bachelors degree in a language and at least 2 years experience in management. Strong evidence of effective management, organization, and leadership.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge required to instruct and mentor students.
Skills in developing training programs for mentoring students.
Team player to work with multicultural groups.
Excellence in teaching as demonstrated through effective instructional strategies and techniques in the classroom.
Ability to articulate a diverse/multicultural perspective.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree from an accredited university is preferred. Prior experience managing a lab. Effective face-to-face and online teaching practices and experience.

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in an office environment. Frequent fine-hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer. Frequent sitting, standing, and walking. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $47,667 - $59,583

Advertisement Number: STA203418




Open Date: 10/24/2019

Review Start Date: 10/30/2019

Close Date: 11/15/2019

Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three business references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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