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Employment Opportunities

The New Generation Academy

Outreach and Student Coordinator

Position: Outreach and Student Coordinator

Status: full-time

Deadline: December 5, 2020

The New Generation Academy preparatory program at AUCA is hiring Outreach and Student Coordinator for the full-time position in the program. 

In support of the NGA’s initiative of top guiding priority of advancing student success, the NGA Outreach and Student Coordinator works to maximize student success in the areas of enrollment, retention, and graduation from NGA; establishes and administers the process of recruiting students to New Generation Academy; markets and represents the academy to targeted constituencies and/or territories; develops and maintains relationships with identified partners within the institution and community; strategizes on opportunities to enhance recruitment and marketing efforts and implements identified strategies, including NGA guest lecture series; and coordinates and maintains the existing NGA scholarships, academic partnerships, mentorship, and awards programs such as but not limited to OSI-NGA scholarship, PiA partnership, Al Quds Bard Academy partnership, US Embassy-in-Kabul scholarship, Bard Tutoring Partnership. Sustains close contacts and coordination with NGA-AUCA alumni and administers the NGA mentorship program.

NGA Outreach and Student Coordinator reports to the Director of New Generation Academy and coordinates all activities with her/him on a daily basis.



* Bachelor’s degree in Education, Humanities, International Relations, Public Administration or related

* At least two years of experience working in an academic/project management environment

* At least one year of experience of working in a managerial or administrative position as it relates to the position

Experience of studying and/or working with international students.

* Demonstrated experience speaking at educational fairs, specifically to large groups, to include parents and students

* Fluency in Kyrgyz, English, and Russian languages

* Ability to operate all office equipment and online platforms


* Master s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

* At least three years of experience working in a higher education environment or in international project/organization

* At least one year of higher education academic advising experience or student/youth life experience

* Knowledge of any other local or foreign languages

The primary responsibilities of Outreach and Student Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

3.1 Scholarship and Marketing activities of the Program

  1. Serve as public relations officer to the Program. Update all NGA parties on Scholarship or Marketing news, announcements, opportunities, etc.
  2. Plan, develop and implement PR strategies of the Program in liaison with the University PR Office.
  3. Foster community relations through different outreach campaigns and activities
  4. Prepare and supervise the production of the Program publicity brochures, handouts, promotional leaflets, videos and other multimedia materials.

3.2 Student Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention activities

  1. Recruit students, for various scholarships as well as self-paying local and international students.
  2. Provide information regarding the Program benefits and admissions requirements to prospective students and parents and other interested organizations and programs.
  3. Raise the Program’s profile by participating in off-campus recruitment activities. Organize on-campus Open House sessions and special tours for prospective students and other interested groups.
  4. If necessary, travel together with the NGA Director and/or AUCA Admissions Office to the regions twice a year, first, to promote and market the Program and, second, to test and interview prospective students for the Program admission.

3.3 Student Support and College Placement Assistance

  1. Develop, schedule, and supervise all aspects of the NGA student support program.
  2. Create schedule, and organize the orientation for new NGA students.
  3. Liaise with NGA alumni to organize a mentorship program for` NGA students.
  4. Supervise and organize weekly Guest Lecture Series; search for potential speakers, arrange schedules.
  5. Research opportunities for and organize community service and cultural enrichment outings for NGA students.
  6. Meet with students and families regularly for feedback on program performance.
  7. Collect, record, and monitor changes of all student data, including enrollment, dorm placement, attendance, grades, academic assessments, college placement, etc.
  8. Maintain good communications and contact with existing, past, and prospective students.


All interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter, and a recommendation letter in one email to and by December 5, 2020. 

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Director, Social Innovation Lab Kyrgyzstan (SILK) and Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning

Position Announcement

Director, Social Innovation Lab Kyrgyzstan (SILK) and Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning

Full-time position to start in September 2020

The Social Science Division of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), is looking fill a new and exciting position: Director of a new laboratory on social innovation in Central Asia. Successful applicants will also hold the position of Assistant Professor and teach courses related to Urban Planning and Design in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department. 

Interested candidates should provide a CV, cover letter, statements of their teaching philosophy and experience conducting research, and contact information for 3 references to LAS@AUCA.KG as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

Program information: 

SILK is a joint initiative of AUCA and the Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan.  The overall goal of SILK is to be an innovative think tank that uses academic research, empirical methods, and rapid prototyping to explore and test ideas, and propose practical, innovative, solutions in the form of research publications and policy recommendations.   The focus of the Lab will be on social change and social justice issues in Central Asia.  Examples include urban planning policies, human rights, climate justice, food security, public health, and education.

A faculty initiative, the Lab will bring together researchers at AUCA and other local educational and research institutions, students, NGOs, and donor organizations. Products and services of the Lab will include high quality publications, public events, discussion forums, recommendations for public policies, and prototype solutions.

University information: 

AUCA is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition.  All courses are taught in English.  Students and faculty come from over 20 countries.  The University has a new campus in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, next to picturesque, mountainous, landscapes. Most AUCA departments offer joint degrees with Bard College in upstate New York. Faculty members have opportunities to conduct community-based research and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in urban planning, social sciences, design, architecture, or related fields
  • Experience with teaching and providing training, or working in related fields
  • Experience as a researcher in the social sciences
  • Familiarity with design thinking, systems dynamics, social justice, and human rights
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising



  • This position will be split between teaching, management, and coordination of research projects
  • Setting up and managing the SILK. 
  • Building relationships with stakeholders and partners.
  • Supporting researchers’ projects; assisting with research
  • Developing ideas for securing research funding and writing successful funding proposals.
  • Teaching of two courses per semester at the master’s and undergraduate level for students in the Urban Planning and Design concentration and related disciplines
  • Student assessment, examination and course design.
  • Supervision of 1-2 master dissertations or 1-2 undergraduate theses per academic year
  • Administrative support and service to the University and the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department


  • Daniyar Karabaev, Chair, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
  • Seth Fearey, Acting Head of SILK,
  • Raushan Salimbekova, Office Manager, Liberal Arts and Sciences,

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American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028