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Career Opportunity at AATG: Director of Programs

Wednesday, May 8, 2019  
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AATG is hiring a Director of Programs to join its staff in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. 


  • Manage all aspects of a summer study program for high school students including participant recruitment and selection, travel coordination, orientation, follow-up, and evaluation
  • Recruit and train summer study program chaperones
  • Serve as liaison with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office and with summer study course directors
  • Coordinate a national language exam and awards program for high school students
  • Provide member and customer support via email and phone
  • Enhance and execute social media strategy
  • Contribute to the creation of promotional materials, newsletter, website, and social media content
  • Maintain an awareness of all association programs and services
  • Handle other duties assigned by the executive director


  • Excellent customer/member service skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to function as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in working with and for diverse populations
  • Proven accuracy in data input and exceptional attention to detail
  • Good keyboarding skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office applications in a Windows environment
  • Graphic and web design experience
  • Working knowledge of diverse social media
  • Professional and positive demeanor
  • Ability to set priorities when multiple demands are present
  • Bachelor’s degree and previous job experience
  • German language skills preferred

Core Competencies

  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Communication
  • Computer Literacy
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Making and Judgement
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Mediating and Negotiating
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Orientation
  • Result Focus
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Work
  • Thoroughness
  • Time Management


Founded in 1926, the American Association of Teachers of German is a professional association serving teachers of German at all levels of instruction. The mission of AATG is to advance and improve the teaching of the language, literatures, and cultures of the German-speaking countries by supporting its members with educational and professional services, publishing journals and newsletters, supporting research in the field of German studies, keeping the membership informed of the many available opportunities at all levels of instruction, and advocating the language among the American public. For more information, please visit


The AATG office is located in Cherry Hill, NJ near Philadelphia, PA.


This is a full-time salaried position starting mid-June 2019. AATG provides a competitive package of salary and benefits to all eligible full‐time employees.

 To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to

The AATG is dedicated to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.




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