Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus, East Europe
The four-month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American Councils program representative in the region and is responsible for all aspects of participant recruitment including: publicizing competitions; interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated record keeping. The position requires extensive travel throughout the country or region assigned. The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and educational officials at all levels in disseminating information about the programs and coordinating the testing process. The position reports to the country Program Hub Director and/or the Moscow administrative office. The position is a short-term, full-time position beginning mid-August and ending in December 2010.
Attend initial training conference in Kyiv, Ukraine;
Coordinate recruitment activities to ensure the timely and proper conduct of the competition;
Secure publicity and advertising;
Organize and arrange the testing location;
Organize and participate in meetings with candidates and their parents;
Conduct interviews with semi-finalist candidates;
Complete all document and material processing;
Complete all reporting on finances and recruitment activities.
Program administration experience;
Fluent in regional language;
Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
Experience with multitasking in a time intensive environment;
Experience in reporting and budget management;
BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian and/or other area language, Russian and/or other area studies, education, etc.) required.