Job Opportunity: SAFLI – Urdu Resident Director with American Councils for International Education

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The South Asian Languages Initiative program, located in Lucknow, India, assists learners of Urdu in the acquisition of the targeted South Asian language and culture. The SAFLI programs consist of intensive, structured language instruction; and peer tutors/conversation partners with native speakers of the target language.

The SAFLI Program Resident Director serves as American Councils’ representative in Lucknow in the areas of participants’ health, safety, academic performance, and program logistics. He/she must be available to program participants on a daily basis; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; arrange group travel and cultural programs; and observe SAFLI language classes. The Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with host institution representatives in India and American Councils staff in Washington, DC. Prior to the beginning of the program, all Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program for staff. The Resident Director will travel to the program site in advance of the students’ arrival. The Resident Director reports to the DC-based Senior Program Manager.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: August 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 (tentative)

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