Participant Recruiter, Secondary School Programs-Europe, Eurasia, and Senegal

Job Type

Full Time Temporary




1828 L Street Northwest
Suite 1200
District of Columbia
United States



The four-month Participant Recruiter position serves as the American Councils program representative in the region and is responsible for all aspects of participant recruitment for secondary school programs including: publicizing competitions; interviewing candidates; conducting prerequisite testing; and associated record keeping and reporting. This position requires extensive travel throughout the region assigned, most likely working in more than one country, with long and non-standard work hours including weekends. The Recruiter must also interact with local governmental and educational officials at all levels in disseminating information about the programs and coordinating the testing process. The position reports to the Manger for Field Operations, Secondary School Programs and the Program Hub Director. The position is a short-term, full-time position beginning late August and ending in December 2018.

Possible countries include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Attend initial training conference in August in Ukraine;
  • Coordinate recruitment activities to ensure the timely and proper conduct of the competition;
  • Interact with local educational authorities;
  • Organize and arrange testing locations;
  • Conduct testing;
  • Organize and participate in meetings with candidates and their parents;
  • Conduct interviews with semi-finalist candidates;
  • Complete all document and material processing;
  • Conduct publicity outreach with local office;
  • Complete all reporting on finances and recruitment activities.


  • Program administration experience;
  • High proficiency (fluency preferred) in language or languages spoken in one or more of the above countries required;
  • Experience traveling extensively under difficult conditions;
  • Experience with multitasking in a time intensive environment;
  • Experience in reporting and budget management;
  • Experience studying in a U.S high school environment required;
  • BA in relevant field (e.g. appropriate area language, or area studies, education, etc.) required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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