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Summer Overseas Resident Directors
American Councils is currently seeking qualified Resident Directors to work overseas on summer programs ranging from five- to eight-weeks in length. Programs are designed for high school students, university students or teachers and are focused on foreign language acquisition. Countries and number of positions include:
Azerbaijan (1), China (6), Egypt (1), Japan (2), Nigeria (1), Russia (11), South Korea (1), Tajikistan (3), Tanzania (1) and Turkey (3).
ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: Early June - to mid August 2010 (exact appointment dates will vary according to program specifics).
Resident Directors represent American Councils in their actions and words during the tenure of their appointment. They must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe participant classes at the host university; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs. Resident Directors must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include logistics for the group while overseas, communications, counseling of individual students when needed, and troubleshooting, Resident Directors oversee a program budget, and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of the month and end of the program. Prior to departure, all Resident Directors must attend American Councils orientation programs for both staff and participants. Resident Directors are required to travel with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. Resident Directors report to the DC-based Program Manager.
· Bachelor’s degree or higher in language of host country or area studies or equivalent;
· Advanced language skills -- written and oral (minimum 2/2+ on ACTFL scale) in the relevant target language
· Study, work, or extensive travel experience in host country;
· Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
· Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
· Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to Summer Resident Director Search, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; www.americancouncils.org ; email: email@example.com. Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. In the subject line of your email, please write “Summer Resident Director” and the country of interest.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 6, 2010 and continuing until all positions are filled.
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.