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Resident Director

American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) - Riga, Latvia

American Cultural Exchange Service (ACES) is seeking a qualified Resident Director (RD) to work on site with a group of 15 US high school students participating in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. In 2023, there will be two programs:
1. A two-week program in early January, 2023 in Riga, Latvia
2. A six-week one from the end of June to mid-August in Riga, Latvia.
During the program, students will engage in language learning in both formal (language courses) and informal settings (host family living & cultural activities). The RD is required to attend a two-day pre-program training in Bellevue, WA and attend student orientations prior to international travel.

NSLI-Y is a US State Department sponsored scholarship program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. American high school students apply for merit-based scholarships to spend a summer, semester, or academic year studying less commonly taught
languages in an international immersion setting. NSLI-Y encourages beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply. Participants are U.S. high school students between 15 and
18 years of age, who have beginner, intermediate or advanced Russia language skills. The Resident Director will help administer the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLIY) program.

 Serve as an advisor/counselor for ACES program participants.
 Assist ACES and the host institution in proper program administration.
 Accompany students on program activities including volunteer projects and field trips.
 Be present at the language school whenever students are in classes.
 Serve as a program representative to the host institution and program participants when necessary.
 Be available to participants at any time. When any emergencies arise, assist students as needed.
 Enforce all ACES rules and policies.
 Communicate regularly, including submission of program reports, to the ACES National Office.
 Report any issues as they arise regarding participants' health, academic performance, behavior, etc.
 Submit regular reports as required by ACES.

 Proficient Russian language skills – written and oral
 Experience working with teenagers or high school students
 Ability to counsel and connect with teens
 Genuine understanding of American and Russia cultures
 Native fluency in English
 Bachelor's degree or higher
 U.S. citizen or permanent resident
 Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Russia (or Latvia)

 Room & Board and round trip travel expenses from home city to Bellevue, WA for training.
 Room & Board and round trip travel expenses from home city to pre-program
orientation location and re-entry location.
 Round trip international airfare from the ACES designated city in the US to Riga, Latvia.
 All excursions associated with the program.
 International Health and Accident insurance for duration of the program.
 Room and board in Latvia
 Transportation in Latvia
 Cell phone in Latvia

Salary: DOE

To apply or questions, please email the following to Michael@Exploretheworld.org
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume

Posted on September 19, 2022.