Resident Director

by Rochelle Yang on June 14th, 2017   50 views

The Flagship Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country program advisor and support to participants on the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program, an intensive language training program at Beijing Union University for learners already at the advanced level of proficiency in Chinese.

Overview

Job Description

SUMMARY

The Flagship Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country program advisor and support to participants on the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program, an intensive language training program at Beijing Union University for learners already at the advanced level of proficiency in Chinese. The Flagship Resident Director represents American Councils in his/her actions and words during the tenure of appointment.

S/he must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with Academic Director, students and administrators; arrange group travel and cultural programs, and assist the Academic Director in clerical and administrative tasks and other program-related responsibilities, as needed. The Flagship Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the Academic Director and Chinese Overseas Flagship program staff in Washington, DC.

Prior to departure for China, the Flagship Resident Director must attend a mandatory training from July 9-10 (more information and logistics will be provided) and orientation.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT START DATE: August 22, 2017 – July 1, 2018 with the possibility of extension, contingent upon funding

REPORTS TO: American Councils Chinese Overseas Flagship Program Manager

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Include:

  • Serves as Flagship participants’ primary point of contact for health and security issues;
  • Promptly communicates student issues to American Councils, Academic Director and host institution staff;
  • Coordinates and secures medical treatment for participants as necessary;
  • Enforces American Councils rules as well as those of the Chinese host institute;
  • Works with the Academic Director to address any academic issues raised by students;
  • Supports the Academic Director in program-related administrative and clerical tasks such as ordering supplies, tracking field expenses, arranging internship site visits, coordinating program logistics and other related tasks as requested;
  • Communicates regularly with the Academic Director and weekly with the American Councils Washington office by sending reports, in consultation with AD, on any problems regarding participants’ health, academic performance, or behavior, and general group/program updates, submit final reports, program grades and scores;
  • Attend and participate in mandatory weekly skype briefings and on-site meetings, as required;
  • Coordinates Beijing program logistics, including cultural excursions and related travel, and communicate logistical details to DC-based staff and Beijing team;
  • Supervises in-country Chinese roommates with AD guidance;
  • Maintains regular office hours and resides in the student housing to provide support within close proximity;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chinese language or program management or related fields. MA in related fields preferred;
  • Professional Chinese language skills required –written and oral (minimum Superior/ILR level 3 higher as defined as defined by ACTFL OPI);
  • U.S. citizenship Required;
  • Study, work, or extensive travel experience in China;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and use of social media in the U.S. and China preferred;
  • Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
  • Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling, general financial accountability and communication;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, proactive, take initiative on assignments and seeing it through;
  • Have knowledge of Chinese nuances and culture to tactfully interface with in-country partners, teachers, host university administrators and host U.S. visitors.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.

 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information

 

How to Apply

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