Language Program Officer - BKD

Language Program Officer - Educational Liaison for German as a Foreign Language

The Goethe-Institut San Francisco has an immediate opening for a

Language Program Officer - Educational Liaison for German as a Foreign Language 

Full- time position (100%) = 40 hours/week.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

The Language Department focuses on continuing education for teachers of German and student activities to promote German as a Foreign Language in close cooperation with our partners in the US educational system. The Goethe-Institut San Francisco offers German language courses and exams to learners of all levels.


Educational Liaison for German as a Foreign Language (Bildungskooperation Deutsch – BKD): Planning, organization and evaluation of language programs in North-America (USA, Canada, Mexico) with a focus on the Western United States (CA, OR, WA, AZ, UT, ID, CO, MT, AK, HI) including:

  • Managing “Step into German” Youth portal for USA, Canada, Mexico
  • Marketing activities for German as a Foreign Language
  • Support professional development programs in USA
  • Student activities, projects, touring exhibition, events
  • Cooperation with local schools with German programs
  • Alumni programs, maintain data base of German teachers
  • Administration Scholarship program
  • Support two PASCH schools
Budget planning, monitoring, accounting; records management; content supervision and management of the Goethe-Institut website as related to these language programs.

Assist Director Language Department Goethe-Institut San Francisco.

  • Native speaker level in both German and English
  • University degree (BA or higher), German as a Foreign Language or similar
  • Teaching experience in the US, German as a Foreign Language or similar
  • Experience in project management desired
  • Marketing skills and management know-how desired
  • Special expertise and competence in organization and communication; negotiation skills
  • Team player; ability to work under stress
  • Willingness for flexible hours and occasional travel for business or training purposes
  • Working knowledge of all common MS Office products and willingness to work with different data bases and programs (e.g. SAP, InDesign)
The Goethe-Institut offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance and other social benefits. The Goethe-Institut is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and guarantees gender equality.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Submission deadline January 20, 2019. Please email your written application only with the following required documents
  • Cover Letter (1/2 – 1 page max.)
  • CV
  • 2-3 references