Angebot 187 von 612 vom 21.11.2022, 16:42


Ame­ri­can Insti­tute For For­eign Study - AIFS Abroad Ber­lin

The Amer­ican Insti­tute for For­eign Study (AIFS) was foun­ded in 1964 and since then, over 1.6 mil­lion stu­dents have par­ti­cip­ated in our edu­ca­tional and cul­tural exchange pro­grams. Over 6,000 Amer­ican col­lege stu­dents study abroad each year with AIFS Abroad— approx­im­ately 2,500 of these are on cus­tom­ized, fac­ulty-led pro­grams and approx­im­ately 4,000 study at local uni­versit­ies in Asia, Aus­tralia, Europe, South Africa and the Amer­icas.

Assist­ant Res­id­ent Dir­ector AIFS


Working field:

AIFS Abroad has a vacancy for an Assist­ant Res­id­ent Dir­ector in Ber­lin. Your job will be to assist US under­gradu­ate col­lege stu­dents and their pro­fess­ors as they live and learn on Study Abroad pro­grams.
As an AIFS Assist­ant Res­id­ent Dir­ector you will assist the Res­id­ent Dir­ector set­ting up cul­tural activ­it­ies and excur­sions both in Ber­lin and bey­ond, as well as help­ing the stu­dents with day to day liv­ing in their new home.
  • To par­ti­cip­ate in a team of on-site stu­dent and aca­demic ser­vices staff to deliver inform­a­tion ser­vices, a cul­tural pro­gram, coun­selling/advice and hous­ing ser­vices to vis­it­ing US stu­dents.
  • To be avail­able to handle spe­cific per­sonal prob­lems and con­cerns of indi­vidual stu­dents as they arise and to assist any med­ical issues includ­ing doc­tor’s appoint­ments/hos­pit­al­iz­a­tion.
  • To provide emer­gency cover for stu­dents with the aid of a duty cell phone as part of a team.
  • Under the super­vi­sion of the Ber­lin Res­id­ent Dir­ector, assist in the plan­ning of upcom­ing AIFS pro­gram – book­ing guides, coaches, organ­iz­ing fieldtrips, hous­ing, classrooms and other pro­gram com­pon­ents as required.
  • Assist­ing in the pre­par­a­tion of social func­tions and in gen­eral for­ward plan­ning for pro­grams.
  • To assist in wel­com­ing, and meet­ing with, US cam­pus admin­is­trat­ors dur­ing site vis­its.
  • Man­age and pro­mote social media con­tent/aware­ness.
  • Occa­sional even­ing duties (cul­tural events, wel­come recep­tions, exten­ded office hours). This will require work­ing exten­ded hours via a flexi-time arrange­ment.
  • To act as tour man­ager on occa­sional pro­gram tours in Europe.
  • To pre­pare a monthly news­let­ter giv­ing pro­gram updates, remind­ers and top­ical local inform­a­tion.
  • Any other duties as required.


  • Good inter­per­sonal skills and a con­fid­ent and help­ful man­ner to relate to U.S. Amer­ican fac­ulty and stu­dents in a cus­tomer ser­vice role.
  • A degree or equi­val­ent.
  • Com­pre­hens­ive know­ledge of Ber­lin, it’s cul­tural and his­tor­ical sig­ni­fic­ance.
  • Strong com­mu­nic­a­tion and writ­ing skills in both Eng­lish and Ger­man.
  • Numer­acy and abil­ity to main­tain records of expendit­ure.
  • Pride in work; flex­ib­il­ity; abil­ity to work as part of a team, to be able to pri­or­it­ise and meet dead­lines.
  • Good organ­isa­tional and admin­is­trat­ive skills.
  • Exper­i­ence of work­ing in the study abroad field is a bonus.

What we offer:

Can­did­ates should note that this is not a 9-5 pos­i­tion; because of the nature of the pos­i­tion the abil­ity to work flex­ible hours – includ­ing week­ends – on occa­sion, are essen­tial require­ments.
  • A salary based on TVL 10 for part-time (30 hours) on a flex­ible sched­ule.
  • 26 days paid hol­i­day a year plus Ger­man national and local hol­i­days.
  • Ber­lin AB pub­lic trans­port ticket (Job­ticket).
  • Cent­rally loc­ated office (Ber­lin-Mitte, near Friedrich­str.), with free cof­fee/tea and fruit, kit­chenette access

We are cur­rently recruit­ing for a fixed term as below:
Decem­ber 1 – Feb­ru­ary 29, 2024 (with a pos­sib­il­ity to extend).
We wel­come applic­a­tions from people of all cul­tures, back­grounds, and ori­ent­a­tions.

How to apply:

Please send a cur­rent CV and cov­er­ing let­ter detail­ing why you are suit­able for the role to Please apply at your earli­est con­veni­ence.