American Councils is currently seeking a qualified Resident Director to work on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program in Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, or Kazakhstan. NSLI-Y is part of a multi-agency federal initiative to increase U.S. citizens’ capacity to engage with people from around the world who speak selected critical languages. NSLI-Y is administered through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State and the American Councils for International Education. NSLI-Y provides language scholarships to American high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 to study Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish overseas for a summer or an academic year. More information can be found at www.nsliforyouth.org.
The Resident Director represents American Councils and the NSLI-Y program in the host country, oversees the implementation of the program on the ground, and is responsible for ensuring the program is meeting its goals. The Resident Director will work with the host institution and local staff, monitor host family placements and group housing, arrange logistics for the group, advise participants as required, and be on-call to program participants 24/7 to resolve emergency and other issues as necessary.
Further information and application materials here.