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American Councils is currently seeking qualified Resident Directors to work in a number of countries on a variety of summer language programs ranging from six to eight weeks in length. Individual programs are designed for high school students or undergraduate and graduate students. All programs focus on the acquisition of the target language and culture in an immersion setting. Target languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: Early June – August 2015 (exact appointment dates will vary by program and site). The Resident Director represents American Councils on overseas programs. The Resident Director will work with the host institution, managing communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arranging logistics for the group, advising participants as required and resolving medical and other issues as necessary. Resident Directors must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe classes at the host institution; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs and other events and activities focused on the immersion experience. The Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Resident Directors oversee a small program budget, and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program. Other reporting requirements may apply. Prior to departure, Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program for overseas staff. The Resident Director may be asked to travel with his/her participant group at the beginning and end of the program; the Resident Director may also be asked to travel to the program site in advance of the students’ arrival. This position reports to the DC-based Program Manager and staff. All offers are contingent upon ability to receive any necessary visa.
**** Please note that this position is not a teaching position. For more information and to apply, please go to American Councils for International Education’s career page.
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