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

Language Program Officer

Part time position (50%) = 20 hours/week
Start date: March 1, 2020
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 Washington 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 educational language programs on a local level (DC VA WV MD DE) as well as on a regional level (USA, Canada, Mexico), including

  • Advertising German as a Foreign Language 
  • Organization student activities‘ projects – exhibition tours
  • Cooperation with universities with German programs incl. DLL & SPARK
  • Close cooperation with AATG and other educational organizations
  • Organization of workshops and trainings for teachers and educators
  • Budget planning, monitoring, accounting; records management
  • Content supervision and management of the Goethe-Institut website as related to language programs
  • Assistance Director Language Programs Goethe-Institut North America 
  • Native speaker level in both German and English
  • University degree (BA or higher, MA desirable), 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 differentdata bases and programs (e.g. SAP, InDesign) 
The Goethe-Institut offers a competitive benefit package. The Goethe-Institut is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and guarantees gender equality. The Goethe-Institut will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Submission deadline: February 10, 2020
Please email your written application only with the following required documents
  • Cover Letter (1/2 – 1 page max.)
  • CV
  • 2-3 references 
to Dr. Anne Schönhagen
Director Language Programs North America
Goethe-Institut Washington