Monday, December 5 2022

The Commission for U.S.-Nepal Educational Exchange (USEF NEPAL) IS SEEKING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Applications are invited from United States and Nepalese citizens for the position of Executive Director of the Commission for United States-Nepal Educational Exchange (USEF Nepal). USEF Nepal is a binational, nonprofit organization responsible for administering the Fulbright Program in Nepal and other educational exchanges and services funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The Executive Director of USEF Nepal reports to a binational Board of Directors and oversees programs promoting American higher education throughout Nepal.

Applicants should have 10 or more years of experience in higher education, management, or related fields, an advanced degree from a U.S. university, and familiarity with international educational exchange programs. As the public face of a prestigious, high-profile bi-national program, the Executive Director must possess exceptional interpersonal, managerial, public speaking and diplomatic skills. He/she must have the ability to negotiate and nurture external relationships as well as implement positive practices with USEF Nepal staff to ensure the highest level of teamwork and organizational effectiveness. Competitive applicants will demonstrate creativity and innovation, as well as a keen understanding and vision of U.S.-Nepal educational relationships and opportunities.

Desired diplomas

  • Strong organizational management skills
  • Thorough understanding of American academic institutions as well as the education system and culture of Nepal
  • Proven track record of dynamic leadership, creative problem solving, strategic planning and organizational innovation
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in financial planning and reporting, budget oversight, fundraising, marketing, public relations, team management and administration
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; English proficiency required
  • Ability to interact and engage effectively with American and Nepalese communities and academic institutions, government officials, NGOs, and the private sector, and leadership skills to engage and energize a board of directors
  • Talent to lead, develop and retain a multicultural and high performing team, implementing annual reviews

The Executive Director is responsible for the general administration of USEF Nepal, the Fulbright Commission in Kathmandu. The position requires domestic travel and an annual trip to the United States for consultations.

A renewable two-year contract will be offered to the successful candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, email a one-page statement of interest along with a resume to [email protected], Attention: Fulbright Application Review Board, by May 1, 2022. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly from the recommenders to [email protected] by May 1, 2022 (please include the candidate’s name in the subject line). Only complete files will be considered. Information about the Fulbright program can be obtained at https://eca.state.gov/fulbright and https://usefnepal.org.

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