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JOB POSTING: Dashoguz American Corner Activities Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: Dashoguz American Corner Activities Coordinator

Position overview: This is a full-time position responsible for assisting Dashoguz American Corner manager in coordination of USG alumni work in the region. This position reports directly to the manager of Dashoguz American Corner and requires also frequent coordination with the American Corners Grant Manager and FLEX Alumni Coordinator at American Councils office in Ashgabat.

Work Hours: full-time

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Closing Date: January 30, 2020


2020 Pre-Departure Orientation

Purpose of Position: To assist the PDO Teacher in preparing program participants for their exchange experience using materials provided by American Councils; to plan PDO sessions together with the local PDO team; to teach students in English about American culture and life in an American host family.

Detailed description and how to apply

Description of Duties:

  • Learn the established goals and objectives of the program and its pre-departure orientation materials;
  • Attend the entire four-day Training of Teachers workshop (TOT) in late March or early April and become thoroughly familiar with assigned lesson plan;
  • Actively participate in PDO planning and preparation meetings coordinated by your local program hub office in the time period between the TOT workshop and the beginning of your assigned PDO cycle;
  • Assist orientation teachers by acting as a cross-cultural resource and role model for students;
  • Conduct Alumni-led sessions of the PDO, as assigned;
  • During non-classroom hours, be a supportive listener and positive role model for students;
  • Maintain program integrity at all times by enforcing organizational rules and regulations;
  • Perform other logistical duties as assigned by the Program Hub Director.

Reports to: Program Hub Director


  • Alumni of the FLEX/YES program who successfully completed their program with no extensive on-program issues. Only students who participated on the program between and including the 2014-2015 and 2017-2018academic years are eligible to apply;
  • Alumni must have completed their secondary school education;
  • Comfortable with large numbers of teenagers and able to relate to their anxieties while acting as an authority figure;
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with unpredictable situations;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to function with staff of different ages and cultural backgrounds;
  • Available to teach PDO cycle in June or July 2020
  • Has previously taught no more than one PDO cycle. Returning TAs are required to go through the application and interview process;
  • Alumni Coordinators are NOT eligible for this position.

To Apply: Complete the Alumni Teaching Assistant Application Form and Essay (click here to download), and send them to FLEX Program Coordinator at with the subject line: 2020 PDO Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: January 24, 2020