Resident Director/Thai Flagship Language Initiative

Armine Saryan

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.


Serves as American Councils’ representative in Chiang Mai 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 SEAFLI language classes. The Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with host institution representatives in Thailand 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.
Serve as the local liaison between American Councils and the host institute administration as directed to ensure that the academic program proceeds as agreed;
• Monitor participants’ health, safety, academic performance, and promptly communicate significant i


Demonstrated Advanced level or higher oral proficiency in Thai;
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant language or area studies or equivalent;
• Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Thailand;
• 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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