American Center Director Position, Moscow

Job Title:  American Center Director
Duration: Two Years Minimum
Location: Moscow, Russia
Reports To: Public Affairs section, U.S. Embassy, Moscow

Background
The American Center in Moscow (AMC) is a cooperative venture between the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy and the Russian State Library for Foreign Literature (LFL).  It consists of: (1) a lending library with a circulating book collection, reference works, periodicals, and Internet, (2) a venue for extensive educational and cultural programs and (3) and is co-located with the EducationUSA Advising Center (EAC).  The American Center’s primary task is to provide information about the United States to Russian audiences, thereby promoting greater mutual understanding. The Director is responsible for the oversight of the Center.

Responsibilities
*    Liaise with the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs section
*    Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Center
*    Maintain the relationship between the Center and the administration of the LFL
*    Supervise a staff of 11 and numerous volunteers
*    Effectively manage funds and material resources
*    Maintain all financial relationships with outside contractors and vendors
*    Plan and organize all cultural and educational programming and activities
*    Create the Center’s monthly calendar
*    Recruit native English speaker volunteers for activities and lectures
*    Maintain relationships with patrons and various Center groups: American Literature Club, AMC Public Speaking Club, and American Conversation Cafe
*    Identify appropriate new audiences for outreach activities

Required Qualifications:
*    University Degree
*    Excellent written and verbal English language communication skills
*    U.S. Citizenship
*    Strong Russian language skills
*    Living and working experience in Russia
*    Sound program management background
*    Supervisory experience
*    Financial management and accounting experience
*    Public speaking and presentation skills
*    Computer skills
*    Library experience desirable but not required

Cover letters and resumes may be sent by March 31, 2010 by e-mail to Telleen@amc.ru

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