Resident Director - Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative

American Councils

About the organization

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to the mission and vision of American Councils as an international organization working to empower individuals and institutions to address challenges in a diverse and interconnected world. In 1974, American Councils developed the first exchanges between scholars from the former Soviet Union and the US. Today, we support collaborative education with some of the world's most strategically important nations and regions.
Our programs work to build mutual understanding through cross-cultural learning and communication that values cultural diversity and reflection. Through these processes, our participants grow, and their understanding of the world deepens. The nature of our work uniquely provides us opportunities to grow as an organization, as we seek to understand and expand the diversity of perspectives, opinions, and backgrounds among program participants and staff members., opinions, and backgrounds among program participants and staff members.


 Serve as the local liaison between AC and the host institution as directed to ensure that the academic program proceeds as agreed;
 Monitor participants’ health, safety, academic performance, and communicate issues to AC and host institution staff;
 Coordinate health care for participants and intervene on behalf of participants as necessary;
 Enforce policies regarding terms and conditions of program participation;
 Coordinate Malang-based program logistics, including cultural excursions and related travel, and communicate logistical details to DC-based staff;
 Coordinate peer tutors/conversation partners;
 Submit a final report, program grades, and test scores within two weeks of program conclusion;
 Manage program finances and submit monthly expense reports
 Other responsibilities as assigned


 Demonstrated Advanced level or higher oral proficiency in Bahasa/Indonesian;
 Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant language or area studies or equivalent;
 Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Indonesia or Indonesian-speaking countries;
 Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
 Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling;
 Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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