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Assistant Language Resource Center Coordinator

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Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary: The Department of Modern Languages & Literature seeks an Assistant Language Resource Center Coordinator for the daily management and operation of the Language Resource Center. This is a full-time, academic-year position which will start August 6, 2022

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills,
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving learning and teaching environment
  • Ability to be able to work independently and as a member of a team.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures values candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an ability to work in a collaborative environment. We are looking for individuals that are able to provide an inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment that encourages students to thrive. Candidates should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility. In addition, candidates should have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access. This could include experience with working directly with marginalized populations or engagement with community-based social justice work; and other forms of DEI-infused experiences.

Preferred Qualifications and Education include:

  • Past work experience in a university Language Resource Center;
  • B.A. degree in a foreign language, educational technology or computer science;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of Apple workstations and mobile devices, and Apple multimedia production software;
  • Experience with various web technologies such as media streaming, wikis, blogs, online databases, course management software, DiLL foreign language laboratory systems and the LRCerebro language resource center management web application.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Daily management and operation of the Language Resource Center. This includes multimedia production management and overseeing all scheduling of laboratories, media, equipment, and work requests.
  • Resource management of audio and video-based foreign language materials via software, databases, content servers, and web page development.
  • Ongoing training and supervision of 12 student lab assistants.
  • Instructional design consultation and support services to assist faculty to effectively deliver instruction, with particular emphasis on use of technology in online and technology-enhanced foreign language courses.
  • Teaching of lab sections as needed.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Department: The Modern Languages and Literatures Department offers courses in seven languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish) with Majors in French, German, and Spanish, and Minor programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish, as well as its nationally recognized secondary education programs. To learn more about the department, please visit

College: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the largest college at Grand Valley, offering over 50 bachelor degrees and a growing number of advanced degrees in the natural and mathematical sciences, the fine arts and humanities, and the social sciences. CLAS is a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Our faculty are active teacher-scholars committed to equitable, inclusive, career-connected, and community-engaged liberal arts and sciences education. There are many opportunities for collaboration within CLAS and across a broad group of partners on and off campus. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring process. We are interested in attracting a cohort of new faculty committed to these core values as we seek to foster a community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

Campus/University: Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Detroit, Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities and has been nationally recognized for innovativeness and its contribution to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable, and offers rich cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University ( Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance. The university seeks to create an inclusive and diverse environment for faculty and students while promoting enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and service. More information can be found at Grand Valley State University (

How to Apply: Apply online at The online system will allow you to attach the following Word (.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents: 1) An application cover letter, 2) A Curriculum Vita/Resume. Applicants must provide names and contact information for three references. If you have questions or need assistance about the application process, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date:  July 1, 2022

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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