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Spanish Curriculum Developer

Portland, OR · Administrative

Summary Description: WPU is a private, Christian, liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. WPU has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution by the federal government, with 32% of undergraduates identifying as Hispanic. The institution has been awarded a 5-year Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions grant by the Department of Education, through which this position will be funded. This role is developmental in nature; upon completion of the grant, it will be absorbed within the faculty ranks and will continue to be funded by the institution using additional revenues that will be generated by increased enrollment and retention.

The Spanish Curriculum Developer will be the primary individual responsible for developing, launching, enrolling, monitoring, and providing and overseeing instruction for a Spanish Bilingual Certification designed to support students in attaining careers as interpreters, translators, and in other fields where bilingual fluency is required or desired. The role is full-time, year-round, and in-person. The Spanish Curriculum Developer will be expected to be present on campus to allow for ongoing collaboration, evaluation, and instruction. This individual will coordinate with other teaching faculty to ensure curriculum and pedagogy is equity-minded and that all faculty participate in project-sponsored professional development. 

Primary Job Duties:
  • Work with the project team to advance the objectives of the Avanzamos Project
  • Research employment opportunities in the region and the country and identify ways to fill needed positions
  • Research bilingual/interpretation programs and curriculum to recommend a specific model to achieve project goals
  • Develop and assess learning outcomes for a Spanish curriculum
  • Oversee development of the program with regard to curriculum committee approval and accreditation
  • Ensure compliance with curriculum committee and accreditation regulations
  • Partner with community organizations/workplaces to develop internship and practicum opportunities for students
  • Determine best practices for testing and certification of program participants
  • Collaborate with other divisions (Nursing, Natural Science and Health, etc.) to develop pathways to employment for bilingual students
  • Work with the curriculum committee and others to create overlap between translation curriculum and general ed curriculum to allow for timely graduation
  • Comply with all federal regulations in accordance with the Department of Education
  • Collaborate with Project Director to provide faculty development in culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Apply evidence-based practices to improve academic and career student outcomes
  • Identify, solicit, document, and respond to the needs of industry partners
  • Work with Avanzamos team to foster an authentic climate of belonging that validates Hispanic students, recognizing their cultural wealth and channeling it for students’ social mobility
  • Teach courses in Spanish, interpretation, and related subjects (for example ethics of interpretation)
  • Attend faculty meetings, retreats, and professional development opportunities
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Spanish, linguistics, applied linguistics, or Education with an emphasis on foreign languages
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience working with Hispanic, first-generation, and other historically underserved undergraduate populations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with teaching interpretation
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Knowledge of the curriculum development, approval, and accreditation processes at private universities
  • Knowledge of regional employer needs
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume.

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