April 1, 2012

Employment Opportunity: Project Director, CUNY-New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals

The CUNY-New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (CUNY-NYSIEB), a New York State Education Department funded project of the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS) and the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education located at the CUNY Graduate Center, is looking for a Project Director knowledgeable about the education of emergent bilinguals to begin work in July 2012. The Principal Investigator (PI) of the CUNY-NYSIEB project is Professor Ricardo Otheguy. The Co-PIs are Professor Ofelia García and Professor Kate Menken. The major goals of this initiative are (1) to develop the intellectual and leadership capacities of principals of schools that serve large numbers of emergent bilinguals in New York State, (2) to document successful practices for emergent bilinguals occurring state-wide, and (3) to create Bilingual Common Core Standards through the alignment of the current NLA and ESL standards with the Common Core standards.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the principal investigators of the project, the primary duties of the Project Director will be to-
Oversee the implementation of all components of the project and a staff of approximately 30.
Maintain on-going communication with the PI and Co-PIs of the project and ensure project fidelity to their theoretical approach to bilingualism.
Coordinate on-going support to over 30 participating schools that are catered to each of their specific needs.
Be the primary contact person to the New York State Education Department and ensure constant communication is maintained and required reports are submitted in a timely manner.
Supervise and support all staff members in the creation of high quality deliverables as stated in our legal Memorandum of Understanding with the New York State Education Department.
Monitor expenses associated with the project and allocate funds appropriately to ensure the success of our project while adhering to state regulations.

A master’s degree in Bilingual Education, TESOL, or another relevant field. A doctorate in a relevant field preferred.
A detail-oriented individual who is both a leader able to create and implement a long-term vision for project and is highly organized.
Knowledge of public education in New York State preferred.
Experience overseeing large grants and working with budgets preferred.

Hours and compensation: This is a full time position. Hours are M-F 9-5. Some evenings and weekend work may be required. The yearly salary for this position is $85,000.

Application: To apply please send a cover letter and your resume to Nelson Flores at nflores at gc dot cuny dot edu. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2012. The position will be open until filled.

Employment Opportunity: Project Director, CUNY-New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB). NCELA listserv (NCELA@HERMES.GWU.EDU, 26 Mar 2012).

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