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Requisition Number 19-1066
Title Middlebury Interactive Languages - Summer Academies Language Academy Head - Spanish
City Nationwide
State US

Spanish Language Academy Head


Located at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT, Middlebury Interactive Languages Summer Academy offers middle and high school students the opportunity to study Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, or Spanish with skilled language educators in an intensive four week immersion environment.

The Spanish Language Academy Head is a school leadership position working in close consultation with the Director of Academics and the residential staff to develop and implement Academy programming. The role works closely with the academic team to develop cultural programming and also lead a team of residential advisors to create a unique immersion academic program outside of the classroom.

As the Summer Academy Spanish Language Head, YOU WILL . . .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Participates in pre-season interviewing and hiring utilizing methods, tools and processes provided while working collaboratively with full-time administrative staff;
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge and utilization of the Academy policies and procedures to create a safe, supportive, rewarding environment for students and staff;
  • Supports the Director of Academics and provide pedagogical support to the residential staff by facilitating the integration of academic and residential aspects of the program;
  • Acts as a master teacher for the residential staff in implementing the Summer Residential Academy Immersion Curriculum. /li>

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 3 - 10 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned. 

  • Works to continually maintain a high-quality summer Academy through interaction, participation, and visibility throughout the program;
  • Plans all Academy-specific programming and collaborates with residential, administrative, and academic staff to ensure proper execution of these plans;
  • Supports the Language Pledge;
  • Communicates professionally and effectively to parents, students, and other staff;
  • Provides efficient and pertinent orientation session for academic and residential staff;
  • Demonstrates refined leadership and management skills in leading daily staff meetings and providing on-going training and support for residential staff.



IS K12


  • Do you communicate well?

  • Can you build customer confidence?

  • Are you able to tackle problems and take independent action?

  • Is your manner honest and straightforward?

  • Are you able to prioritize and meet deadlines?

  • Do you value others' opinions?





  • A minimum of five (5) experience as a world language educator and/or administrator with leadership OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: none required


  • Well-versed in current world language pedagogy
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and operations skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Highly refined communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency
  • Ability to pass required background check

    Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • This is a residential position. All employees will be provided room and board. They will have two full days off during the 4-week session. All employees pay for their travel to and from program locations.  Transportation from local airport and train station is provided at both the beginning and the end of the program by MIL. Housing is not provided for family members.
    • This position is located at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont

    The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works.  It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. 








K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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