Language Lab Coordinator Duties
This is responsible professional and administrative work in the
administration and maintenance of a language laboratory.
Work involves developing in-house laboratory policies and
practices, planning and implementing language training programs,
and evaluating programs and needs. Work is generally performed
independently and supervision may be exercised over other
employees. Work is reviewed through periodic conferences and the
observation of results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts surveys and research to determine training needs,
capabilities, and effectiveness.
Coordinates facilities, materials, and personnel for laboratory
Prepares a wide variety of programs and administrative reports.
Designs and develops training programs for laboratory uses.
Supervises student assistants and graduate students employed by
the department and assigned to work in the language
Edits and duplicates tapes and schedules laboratory programs.
Procures, repairs, and maintains laboratory equipment.
Maintains a suitably indexed collection of professional
literature which can be brought to the attention of colleagues
in the various language departments.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major
course work in foreign language and some administrative
experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of at least one modern foreign language.
Thorough knowledge of foreign language training methodology,
techniques, and principles.
Knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of equipment
common to the language laboratories.
Ability to coordinate multiple activities and programs into an
orderly operation of the laboratory facility.
Ability to employ modern learning aids and techniques.
Ability to work effectively with university officials, fellow
employees, and the general public.