Resident Director Job posting for Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Resident Directors

National Security Language Initiative for Youth

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Position Description


The U.S. Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible American high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in semester overseas immersion programs. In Russia, this will be accomplished through language learning in a formal (20 classroom hours per week) and informal (home stays; and cultural and community service activities) setting.


The Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country co-director for participants on the NSLI for Youth program (NSLI-Y). Participants will be U.S. high school students, 15-18 years of age, who are beginner, intermediate or advanced learners of Russian. The NSLI-Y Resident Director represents American Councils in his/her actions and words during the tenure of appointment. He/she must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; and help to arrange group travel and cultural programs. The NSLI-Y Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils Russia Country Director and NSLI-Y program staff in Washington, D.C. Prior to departure for Russia, the NSLI-Y Resident Director must attend an American Councils orientation program for resident directors. He/she must travel to Russia with the student group at the beginning of the program and return to Washington, D.C., with the group at the end of the program. The NSLI-Y Resident Director reports to the NSLI-Y Overseas Placement Senior Program Officer.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: August 11, 2010December 20, 2010


Able and willing to travel with a group of U.S. high school students (approximately 15 students, aged 15-18) to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia;
Advanced or higher proficiency in
citizen or permanent resident;
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field;
Study, work, or extensive travel experience in
Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling;
Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability; and
Experience teaching or developing curricula for English preferred.


Round trip travel expenses from home city to Washington, DC for orientation
Round trip international airfare
Meals & accommodations
All excursions associated with program
International Health and Accident insurance for duration of program

For more information please contact Margaret Anderson at

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