University of Wisconsin–Madison

Job: Resident Director, St. Petersburg (American Councils)

American Councils is currently accepting applications for a Resident Director position based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a wonderful opportunity for a driven and passionate leader to assist U.S. college students in navigating the academic and cultural landscape of Russia while participating on a summer, semester, or academic year language immersion program.

The St. Petersburg Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP), hosted by the Russian State Pedagogical University.  The Resident Director is available to program participants on a daily basis; observes student classes and meets regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; oversees student housing; and arranges group travel and cultural programs. The Resident Director is available to participants during any emergencies that arise and communicates regularly with the AC Study Abroad program staff in Washington, DC.  Prior to departure for Russia, the Resident Director attends American Councils orientation programs for both resident directors, and for participants. The Resident Director travels to Russia with the student group at the beginning of the program and returns to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. Following return to Washington, DC, the Resident Director attends the post-program debrief. All job offers are contingent upon ability to receive and maintain a visa to the host country.

Anticipated Employment Date:  Mid-August 2018 to mid-August 2019 with possible re-appointment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Russian language or area studies, or equivalent;
  • Advanced Russian language skills — written and oral (minimum Advanced Mid/High on ACTFL scale);
  • Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Russia.

For more job requirements or to apply, visit the listing website.