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Country Director (Russia), American Councils, Moscow, Russia

Country Director
Russia

Position Description

Summary:
The Country Director provides overall administrative and programmatic direction for all American Councils activities and operations in the Russian Federation and represents American Councils to current and potential funders and partners. Located In Moscow, the position oversees and directs American Councils activities related to study in Russia for Americans and study abroad in the U.S. for Russians, as well as Russia-based programming for alumni of exchanges, development projects in higher education, and service to U.S. and Russian institutions seeking partnerships, cooperation, and learning. The Country Director exercises administrative oversight of all operations and personnel in the country, working in conjunction with respective Office Directors in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok. The Country Director oversees and provides on-site academic monitoring of American Councils’ academic programs for Americans, and periodic evaluation of teaching effectiveness and program design. The portfolio in Russia includes exchanges such as Open World, FLEX, NSLI-Y, CLS, LFP, the Tatarstan Higher Education Fellowship, and development and other higher education initiatives such as the Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity (EURECA) Program, EducationUSA, and Legislative Institutes. In support of programming, the Country Director consults with Washington-based staff to make recommendations concerning personnel matters, policies, budgets, and innovations in programmatic and administrative structures.

This position reports to the Washington-based Managing Director for Field Operations and Programs, and as a key member of American Councils field-based leadership team, works closely with senior staff members, program managers, and colleagues in other field offices.

Responsibilities:

Oversight and Leadership
* Maintains American Councils’ organizational relations in the country with relevant US government offices and institutions (the US embassy, USAID, and other US government agencies); with the Russian federal and regional governments and private institutions (government ministries, agencies, and offices; national corporations; and American Councils’ institutional partners); international and domestic foundations organizations and foundations; and the media;
* Provides overall supervision of American Councils programs in Russia by communicating, as needed, with Russia-based and U.S.-based staff members concerning academic, operational, and other policy matters as affected by Russia’s political, economic and cultural conditions; Makes recommendations on general program matters, on perceptions of American Councils administered programs and on the influence of local conditions on administration of programs in Russia;
* Represents American Councils as related to all programs in individual consultations, public appearances, and meetings with potential and existing partners; advances goals of international cooperation and learning in the larger NGO, exchange, donor, and education community in Russia
* Participates actively in developing new programs, seeking new funding sources, cultivating philanthropic opportunities for the region and enhancing external relations.

Administration and Finance:
* Oversees American Councils internal operations, ensuring smooth operations of American Councils in the country in terms of infrastructure and staffing
* Advises staff on American Councils policies and employment matters and coordinates implementation of HR policies and practices related to hiring, training, evaluation, and professional growth and development
* Works closely with Program Managers and Grant Accountants to ensure budgets for the region are developed, monitored, adjusted and maintained according to government regulations and sound accounting practices.
* Oversees all general Moscow office administrative matters such as negotiating contracts; interacting with landlords, maintaining proper work environment, and providing DC office with finance reports monthly, and budgets every six months; monitors all outgoing and incoming funds
* Assists Office Directors with the coordination of all general office administrative matters in the region such as negotiating contracts.

Program Administration:
* Oversees and assists in organizing, implementing and reporting on activities, including recruitment and alumni activities delivered by program offices;
* Monitors all recruitment activities to assure timely and proper conduct of competitions;
* Assists with recruitment activities
* Meets with ministry and US government officials regularly to provide appropriate information and overview of the program administration processes and alumni activities
* Ensures accurate, full and timely reports are filed as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Fluent in Russian; additional regional languages desirable;
* Graduate degree — related to region in: economics, international education or development, history, or related area; experience working with higher education a plus
* Professional-level program management experience;
* Experience in budget management;
* Demonstrated experience in developing external sources of funding support;
* Supervisory experience; experience supervising host-country national staff preferred;
* Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
* Overseas work/living experience, preferably in Russia;
* Cross-cultural skills;
* Strong written and oral communication skills.

TO APPLY:
Select this link and follow the prompts:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=590091
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located in the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

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Regional Director, South-Eastern Europe, American Councils, Belgrade, Serbia

SUMMARY:
The Regional Director is responsible for expanding and maintaining American Councils presence and infrastructure in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia. In addition to coordinating all current American Councils programmatic activity in the region, the incumbent will establish and maintain American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS organizational relations, oversee internal operations, and provide overall supervision of American Councils programs. In this capacity, the Regional Director position reports to the Washington-based Managing Director for Field Operations and Programs, and works closely with the Washington-based Program Managers and the Director of Program Development. The position is stationed in Belgrade, Serbia

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Maintains American Councils organizational relations in the host country with relevant funding agencies, government offices, institutions and foundations (Embassies, USAID, World Bank, etc.); with national government and private institutions (government ministries, agencies and offices; national corporations; American Councils’ institutional partners); with the in-country offices of American organizations and foundations; and, with the international and domestic press;
* Administers youth, undergraduate and graduate student exchanges as well as faculty and professional training programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to promotion of programs; recruitment, selection, and interviewing of candidates; pre-departure orientations; English-language program; staff training as necessary; and alumni activities;
* Responsible for actively seeking out and implementing growth and development activities throughout the region which support the organization’s mission, including fund-raising activity and managing external relations;
* Oversees American Councils internal operations in region; coordinates the activities of program staff; and advises staff on American Councils policies and employment matters regarding local national employees;
* Communicates regularly with, and makes recommendations to the Washington- based Managing Director for Field Operations and Programs and relevant Program Managers and senior staff on general program matters, on perceptions of American Councils programs and on the influence of local conditions on the organization’s programs in the host countries;
* Provides coordination among American Councils offices in South-Eastern Europe and acoss program lines, Manages all general office administrative matters such as negotiating contracts; interacting with landlords, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred) — related to region in: economics, international education or development, history, Balkan languages, or a related area;
* Professional-level program management experience;
* Experience identifying and developing new programming and fundraising opportunities;
* Knowledge of and experience with major funding sources in region (including USAID, World Bank, major corporations and foundations, etc.);
* Overseas work/living experience, preferably in the applicable region; demonstrated interest in the applicable region;
* Supervisory experience; experience supervising local national staff preferred;
* Cross-cultural skills;
* Strong written and oral communication skills: English (obligatory), Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian, Macedonian and/or Albanian (desired); and
* U.S. citizenship required.

TO APPLY:
Select this link and follow the prompts: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=584011
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils 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 in the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

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Program Manager, National Security Language Institute Outbound Placement through American Councils for International Education

American Councils for International Education announces a new position for
Program Manager, National Security Language Institute Outbound Placement:

SUMMARY:
Based in Washington, DC, the NSLI-Y Outbound Placement Program Manager will oversee administration of overseas programs for American high school students studying critical languages on summer, semester, and academic year programs.  The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The program provides scholarships for approximately 650 students annually to learn a new language, participate in an academic program, and become part of a community overseas with the goal of creating a cadre of Americans fluent in critical languages.  See the NSLI-Y website (nsliforyouth.org) for more information.  The position reports to the Vice President responsible for secondary school programs.  The Program Manager’s primary responsibilities will include oversight and administration of the NSLI-Y Outbound Placement for American Councils high school programs in China, Russia, and Tajikistan and other sites as determined (approximately 200 students annually). Occasional travel in the United States and abroad is required.

The position requires good planning and logistics skills, strong communications skills, strategic thinking, the ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently, and a readiness to communicate with diverse groups of people. A background working with high school students and dealing with high school programs is helpful.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
*       Develops and administers immersion language programs overseas for U.S. high school students, for summer, semester, and academic year periods;

*       Oversees the hiring, contracting, and training of resident directors, consultants and overseas partners;

*       Organizes Washington, DC and overseas orientation programs for U.S. participants;

*       Submits quarterly and financial reporting to the Program Manager of NSLI-Y Administration for the funder;

*       Prepares agreements and budgets for overseas partners;

*       Works with student participants and monitors students during their programs overseas, including safety and security of homestays and program locations, as well as counseling;

*       Assists with grant and budget proposals;

*       Provides support to and oversight of the resident directors and foreign partners;

*       Develops and maintains materials for administration and promotion of programs including handbooks, applications, websites and brochures;

*       Maintains contact databases and uses existing participant databases;

*       Works with staff to facilitate the domestic and international travel of American participants, including correspondence, preparation of materials, and visa processing;

*       Works with second language acquisition methodologists to ensure that the NSLI-Y program meets its stated goals (this includes coordinating testing, reviewing syllabi, and organizing trainings);

*       Coordinates with Program Manager of China Programs regarding the program in China, program administration, participant monitoring, on-program support, and partners in China;

*       Provides supervision, guidance and training to Program Officer and other program staff;

*       Provides support for secondary school programs as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
*       Bachelor’s degree  required; Master’s degree in education, second language acquisition or another relevant field strongly
preferred;

*       Experience working with high school students;

*       Effective written and verbal communication skills in English and Russian required; Chinese a plus;

*       Experience designing and managing international programs;

*       Demonstrated organizational ability and problem-solving skills;

*       Ability to manage multiple priorities quickly and effectively;

*       Ability to work independently while contributing to an overall team effort;

*       Proven ability to exercise good judgment under pressure;

*       Financial management skills, including budget development and financial tracking;

*       Effective interpersonal skills;

*       Computer skills, including strong knowledge of Access, Excel, as well as experience with Drupal and social networking;

*       Strong commitment to the mission;

*       Experience with U.S. and other systems of secondary education;

*       Experience with international exchange participants and program administration.

*       Experience living abroad preferred.

TO APPLY:
Select this link and follow the prompts: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=519700

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. American Councils 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 in the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

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Managing Director for Language Flagship Programs through American Councils for International Education

American Councils for International Education announces a new position for
Managing Director, Language Flagship Programs:

Based in Washington, DC, the Flagship Managing Director oversees American Councils Language Flagship Programs, including the Arabic Overseas Flagship Program (Damascus, Syria; Alexandria, Egypt), the Central Asian Turkic Overseas Flagship Programs (across Central Asia), the Overseas Russian Flagship Program (St. Petersburg Russia), the Persian and Tajik Overseas Flagship Program (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), the Swahili Overseas Flagship Program (Zanzibar, Tanzania), the Yoruba Overseas Flagship Program (Ibadan, Nigeria), the Bambara Overseas Flagship Program (Mali), the Zulu Overseas Flagship Program (South Africa), the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program (Nanjing and Qingdao, China) and the Russian Overseas Flagship Program (St. Petersburg, Russia).  The Managing Director will supervise a staff in the U.S. and overseas.  American Councils continues to play a dynamic role in the growth and development of Flagship language study overseas. The Managing Director reports to the American Councils Vice President.

The Flagship Language Program is designed to train superior speakers of critical languages in an intensive, overseas immersion setting.  Advanced students of Arabic, Central Asian languages, Persian, and Russian receive NSEP funding to participate in Flagship Programs, while others receive partial funding or funding from a variety of sources. Under the direction of the Managing Director, program staff members manage program logistics, support students pre-departure and overseas, and assists in curriculum development and program design.  Program consultants provide curriculum design and evaluation.  The Managing Director is also responsible for program development, overall program direction, and financial oversight of the programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

§       Oversees daily operations of Arabic, Central Asian, Chinese Persian, Swahili, Yoruba and Russian Flagship (primarily overseas and some domestic) Programs;

§       Coordinates and works with American Councils program staff in management and development of Flagship programs, including admissions process, curricula, testing, recruitment and evaluation.

§       With Flagship Program Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigators, and consultants, assists in design, development and implementation of current and future Flagship programs;

§       Works with the Academic Councils and the Council chairs for each of the Flagship Programs, including responsibility for preparing the bi-annual meetings of each of the Councils in close cooperation with program staff and American Councils senior management;

§       Ensures academic oversight of the Flagship Programs provided by the Council chairs;

§       Communicates regularly and coordinates with U.S. granting agencies and program contractors, US and foreign institutional partners, including the Institute for International Education, NSEP, and Bryn Mawr College;

§       Supervises four direct reports in the U.S. with oversight of overseas staff working on Flagship programs; recruits and trains additional staff as program developments require;

§       Oversees institutional relations with overseas and U.S. university partners;

§       Oversees application process and selection committees for all Flagship Programs;

§       Oversees design, scheduling and coordination of orientation programs for Flagship participants;

§       Oversees coordination of participant testing and tracking of student progress throughout program period;

§       Ensures comprehensive and effective logistical support for staff and participants overseas;

§       Writes and edits reports, proposals, and promotional materials;

§       Oversees maintenance of Flagship websites;

§       Develops program budgets and tracks expenses;

§       Works closely with other outbound staff to coordinate Flagship activities with those of other programs as needed, including Russian Language and Area Studies Program, Eurasian Regional Language Program, and Title VIII Research Scholar Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:
*       Ph.D. in relevant field (area studies, education or second language acquisition) preferred;
*       Experience in managing study abroad programs required;
*       Excellent written and oral communication skills;
*       Excellent spoken and written skills in at least one of the target languages;
*       Outstanding organizational skills;
*       At least five years of program administration experience;
*       Database and spreadsheet skills preferred;
*       Knowledge of budgetary procedures, especially with regard to government grants preferred;
*       Knowledge of language and culture of at least one target region desirable.

TO APPLY:
Select this link and follow the prompts:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=522188
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
American Councils 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 in the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

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ACTR/ACCELS 2011 Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, Deadline October 1

Please find an application announcement from American Councils for International Education below:

It’s not too early to start planning for your spring semester! The spring semester deadline is October 1, 2010.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS invites applications for the 2011 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.

For over 30 years, American Councils has offered quality-assured, intensive language study programs in Russia for thousands of students and scholars. Participants of this program receive approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies. Students greatly benefit from individual attention in our
small classes of 2 to 6 students, and from interaction with host faculty who have extensive experience in second language acquisition. Additionally, qualified participants have the opportunity to take courses with Russians at the local host university in each city as part of our honors program. All participants receive undergraduate- or graduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

American Councils emphasizes language immersion outside of the academic program as well.  During the semester, students may take advantage of volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, and international NGOs.  Cultural excursions, discussion groups, and other
extracurricular activities in Russian are offered in each city.  Students also meet at least two hours a week with peer tutors recruited from the host university. Finally, most students choose to live with Russian host-families where they can become fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia.

American Councils is able to award substantial scholarships to qualified participants, thanks to significant grant support from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department of State (Title VIII). In addition, recipients of FLAS, Boren, Benjamin A. Gilman and university fellowships frequently apply these funds to study on our programs.

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is offered in the Summer, Fall, Spring and Academic-Year semesters. American Councils also offers specialized programs for Heritage Speakers and those interested in
studying Business Russian. More information and  applications are available on our website: www.acrussiaabroad.org.

Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Program: March 1
Fall/Academic Year: April 1

For more information, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L St., NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
outbound@americancouncils.org
www.acrussiaabroad.org

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American Councils Participant Recruiter Position, Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus, East Europe

Participant Recruiters

Location

Ukraine, Russia, Central Asia, Caucasus, East Europe

Description

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.

Responsibilities

 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;
 Conduct testing;
 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.

Qualifications

 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.

Site: http://www.americancouncils.org/empDetail.php?emp_id=MTg5

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Russian Overseas Flagship Program, American Councils, Deadline: January 15

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS would like to
remind all students of Russian that the application deadline for 2010-11
Russian Overseas Flagship Program in St. Petersburg is January 15, 2010.

Russian Overseas Flagship Program, an essential component of The Language
Flagship, prepares U.S. students to be able to communicate in Russian at the
highest levels of functional proficiency.  The Program offers about twenty
hours per week of intensive language training and tutoring as well as content
courses for credit or audit in any major at St. Petersburg State University
alongside Russian students.  The Program features focused instruction in small
groups (5-6 students), classrooms equipped with SMART Boards, and a
comprehensive textbook specially designed for Flagship students by American
and Russian second language acquisition specialists.  Each student is assisted
by a peer tutor.  Two administrative staff provide 24/7 onsite logistical
support to students.  All participants receive academic credit through Bryn
Mawr College.

Russian Overseas Flagship enhances its curriculum through a careful
combination of classroom instruction with language immersion outside of the
academic program.  The Program includes bi-weekly guided excursions in and
around St. Petersburg, and discussion clubs.  All students complete at least
one semester-long internship (one day per week) with local government and
business organizations, charity foundations, NGOs, and cultural institutions.
Finally, all students live with Russian host families where they can become
fully immersed in the language, culture and cuisine of Russia.

American Councils is able to provide partial financial aid to qualified
participants, thanks to significant grant support from The Language Flagship,
the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the U.S. Department
of State (Title VIII). In addition, many students also apply Boren Awards and
other academic grants to study on Russian Overseas Flagship Program.

For more information and application form, please contact:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
flagship@americancouncils.org
http://flagship.americancouncils.org/russian/home

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American Councils Offering New Summer Study Program in Moscow, “Contemporary Russia,” Deadline: February 15

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to
announce an exciting opportunity for summer study in Moscow, Russia. A
five-week program focusing on area studies, Contemporary Russia offers
courses in Russian economics, politics, and culture; all content-based
classes are taught in English by faculty of the State University: Higher
School of Economics, one of Russia’s most prestigious centers for the study
of social sciences.  Program participants receive ten hours per week of
Russian language instruction geared toward their skill level. No prior
knowledge of Russian is required — we can accommodate students of ALL
proficiency levels. Participants are registered for academic credit at Bryn
Mawr College.

Other program features include room and board with Russian families; a
full-time Resident Direct who oversees the program; weekly cultural
excursions; Russian peer tutors; and pre-departure orientation in
Washington, D.C.

Twelve finalists will be selected to receive program funding from the U.S.
Department of Education under the Fulbright-Hays Act.
Finalists will each
receive round-trip international airfare from Washington, D.C., to Moscow,
Russia; housing with a Russian host family or in the Moscow International
University dormitory, including two meals a day; tuition and fees at the
Higher School of Economics; Russian visa; insurance; and academic credit
from Bryn Mawr College. Participants are responsible for the $850
administrative fee; the cost of domestic transportation in the United States
(to from Washington, D.C.); and for incidentals.

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be (1) U.S. citizens or
permanent who are currently K-12 teachers of culture, history, or
literature, or (2) U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are graduate
students or rising juniors and seniors at the undergraduate level, and plan
to pursue a career in teaching.

Program dates: June 22, 2010 to July 28, 2010

Application Deadline: February 15, 2010. Applications are available at:
http://www.americancouncils.org/program/1g/CRU/

For more information and an application, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: www.acrussiaabroad.org/

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Program Manager Position, Open World Program

Program Manager
Open World Program

SUMMARY:
The Open World Program is funded by the Open World Center at the Library
of Congress.  The program, through travel of delegations to the U.S.,
aims to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and the Russian
Federation, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.  The goal of the Open World
program is to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation
between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by developing a
network of leaders in the region who have gained significant, firsthand
exposure to America’s democratic, accountable government and its
free-market system.

The Program Manager supervises program staff in the Washington, DC
office and coordinates activities closely with program staff in the
Moscow office, travel agency staff, and database management staff.  The
Program Manager also is responsible for regular communication and
reporting to the Open World Center staff and working in cooperation with
American Councils senior management and partner organizations. The
position reports to a Washington, DC-based Vice President.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
*    Oversees day-to-day program activity in the DC office, makes program staffing decisions, and supervises seven program staff;
*    Maintains relations with the Open World Center, partner organizations, and U.S. hosts;
*    Works jointly with the Moscow-based program manager to develop and implement a strategy for participant recruitment, selection, and implementation of the program;
*    Works with the Moscow-based Open World manager to articulate program activities overseas and in the U.S.;
*    Articulates program goals and policy to participants, partners, hosts, the public policy community and contractors;
*    Ensures coordination with partner organizations on development of itineraries and placements for participants;
*    Participates in development of participant tracking tools, including databases;
*    Participates in development and implementation of pre-departure orientations, U.S.-based arrival orientations, and other professional programming for participants;
*    Coordinates and oversees financial management, including developing the budget; authorizing and monitoring expenditure of contract funds; and identifying opportunities for cost savings;
*    Monitoring compliance with the contract issued for the program by the Library of Congress;
*    Oversees compliance through SEVIS;
*    Develops written materials, including annual reports and weekly program reports;
*    Coordinates travel and visa support for participants;
*    Oversees maintenance of interpreter recruitment and database;
*    Develops and implements policies and procedures covering a variety of situations, including emergencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
*    Advanced degree preferred;
*    Familiarity with the Russian political scene and Eurasia;
*    Excellent writing skills;
*    5 years work experience managing international programs;
*    Proficiency in spoken and written Russian;
*    Experience working with leaders from Russia’s political and economic spheres;
*    Experience in preparing budgets and tracking and projecting expenses;
*    Experience living in Russia or other countries of the former Soviet Union;
*    Effective communication and representational skills; and
*    Demonstrated effective organizational and planning skills.

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20036.
Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org
with job title in the subject line. Affirmative Action / Equal
Opportunity Employer.

American Councils 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.

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