Job: Participant Recruiter, Secondary School Programs, American Councils

Participant Recruiter, Secondary School Programs

American Councils for International Education




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 2019.


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