Sunday, June 29, 2008

JOB- Regional Educational Advising Coordinator, American Councils for International Education

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JOB- Regional Educational Advising Coordinator, American Councils

Posted by: Dawn Blackwell <>

Regional Educational Advising Coordinator

Position Description


The Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Eurasia is
responsible for supporting the network of EducationUSA Advising
Centers (EACs) in the Eurasian region specifically, and cooperating
with REACs in a worldwide team. The Regional Educational Advising
Coordinator (REAC) Program, funded by the Department of State, Bureau
of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is designed to foster
international student mobility between the United States and the rest
of the world through the EducationUSA network. The REAC serves as a
liaison between the EAC network in the region and U.S. government
agencies, institutions of higher education in Eurasia and the U.S.,
and other international education organizations. Primary
responsibilities include consulting with Public Affairs Sections (PAS)
in Eurasia and Central Asia as well as the Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Institute of International Education on the
direction and priorities of educational advising and carrying out
initiatives to build the capacity of the EducationUSA network. The
REACs work directly with EACs and administering organizations to
ensure high-quality services are delivered across the region. The
position also oversees the implementation of Opportunity grants in
countries in the region.

The REAC is based in Moscow, Russia and works directly with PAS and
ECA and the worldwide network of REACs, as well as the Director of
REAC Services at the Institute of International Education which
provides services to the REAC Program. The REAC for Eurasia also
works closely with the leadership of organizations providing advising
services. The REAC for Eurasia works in especially close consultation
and cooperation with REACs working in bordering regions to provide
necessary support to EACs in countries with shared history and languages.

The position involves a rigorous schedule of about 50% of time spent


Leadership and representation:
* Maintains active contact with the ECA and PAS regarding EAC
developments and strategy, including providing reports and statistical
analysis on developments in higher education and related reform in
the region
* Coordinates program activities and links EACs to other relevant
organizations like NAFSA: Association of International Educators,
American Corners/Centers, Internet Access and Training Program,
College Board, ETS, Overseas Association of College Admissions
Counselors, U.S. institutions of higher education, education tour
providers, and other associations
* Represents the Eurasian EAC community in individual consultations,
public appearances, and meetings with potential and existing partners,
and the interests, goals, and objectives of ECA/A/S/A more broadly to
develop the EducationUSA network
* Promotes the Virtual Consulting Office in and out of the
EducationUSA network and provides strategic guidance to VCO management
* Works with advisers to complete the EAC certification process and
ensure compliance with ECA/A/S/A website and statistics-reporting
requirements are met
* Monitors center activities through e-mail and phone communication
* Delivers site visit reports to ECA, PAS, EACs, and appropriate
administering organizations
* Manages REAC budget and supplementary funds, working with American
Councils to disburse funds and providing reports in a timely manner
* Maintains a database of EducationUSA Advising Centers with current
contact information, and ensures relevant data is current on the
ECA/A/S/As website:


* Develops annual work and travel plans in collaboration with ECA and IIE

Evaluation, training and support:
* Travels to advising centers to conduct needs assessment, provide
training, and facilitate strategic planning
* Evaluates, updates, and develops training materials
* Collects and shares best-practices/strategies for new projects,
services or programming directions through newsletters, electronic
bulletins, or other means
* Shares information on other training opportunities for advisors
funded by ECA and others
* Maintains the REAC-Eurasia web page as a resource for advisors and
U.S. university staff on Eurasian advising topics, adviser training,
and EAC events
* Moderates the REAC-Eurasia advisor listserv and encourages active
adviser participation in advising listservs
* Selects advisers for internship training programs (ITP), organize
and coordinate the ITP
* Evaluates the effectiveness of workshops and trainings

* Graduate degree related to region in: economics, international
education or development, history, or related area
* Fluent in English and one or more regional language, Russian preferred;
* Experience living and traveling in the region, and a demonstrated
willingness and ability to undertake an ambitious travel schedule
* Expert knowledge of the system of higher education in the U.S.,
including such issues as accreditation, distance learning, the
admissions process, standardized testing, and financial aid, as well
as of the educational system of the region and current reform issues
* Experience in budget and human resources management
* Supervisory experience; experience supervising host-country national staff
* Cross-cultural skills, especially in the area of communication
* Excellent time management, strategic planning and implementation,
analytical, and computer/internet skills
* Experience in public speaking and in professional training activities
* Ability to forge and develop connections and work cooperatively
with partners and stakeholders from various sectors including higher
education communities, U.S. and host country government, private
companies, NGOs, and media

To Apply:

Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.
Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: . Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the
support of international research, the design of innovative programs,
and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the
world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of
over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern
Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

Dawn Blackwell
Human Resource Generalist
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Phone: 202/833-7522
Fax: 202/572-9095

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