Position Open: Virtual Resident Director, NSLI-Y Pushkin Summer Institute Abroad

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at UW-Madison (CREECA) is seeking a qualified graduate student to serve as a Virtual Resident Director (VRD) for a group of up to 20 US high school students for an approximately six-week program through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program, the NSLI-Y Pushkin Summer Institute Abroad. The students will engage in language and cultural learning through virtual classes, cultural activities, and peer tutors provided by Learn Russian in the EU, in Daugavpils, Latvia.

This is a .35 FTE graduate project assistantship (14 hours per week) from June 1, 2022-August 15, 2022. At the full-time graduate PA rate of $41,000, total compensation for this position will be approximately $3,900.

The VRD is responsible for the successful coordination of all classrooms in concert with CREECA staff, international partner offices, and virtual language instructors, as well as associated communication and administrative tasks. The VRD will be responsible for monitoring student attendance, supporting/troubleshooting access to virtual classroom and learning management systems (LMS), maintaining session recordings, and tracking timely submission of assignments. The ideal applicant will be passionate about study abroad, intercultural learning, and language acquisition.

The VRD is required to attend pre-program trainings, which will be held virtually in late May to early June, participate in pre-program orientation and community building activities, represent CREECA for the duration of the program (June 27-August 8, 2022), and submit reports during and immediately after the program. The VRD reports to the CREECA associate director, Jennifer Tishler. The VRD may work remotely from home, although some in-person meetings on the UW-Madison campus may be required.

Further information and application materials can be found here.