Applications are invited from American and Nepali citizens for the position of Executive Director of the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Nepal (USEF Nepal). USEF Nepal is a non-profit, binational 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 USEF Nepal Executive Director reports to a binational Board of Directors and oversees programs promoting U.S. higher education throughout Nepal.
Candidates should have eight or more years of experience in higher education, management, or related fields, in addition to strong familiarity with international educational exchange programs. As the public face of a high profile, prestigious binational program, the Executive Director must have outstanding interpersonal, managerial, public speaking, and diplomatic skills. S/he must have the ability to broker and maintain external relations as well as implement positive practices with USEF Nepal staff to ensure the highest level of teamwork and organizational effectiveness. Competitive candidates will demonstrate creativity and innovation, and an acute understanding of and vision for U.S. – Nepal educational relations and opportunities.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of USEF Nepal, the Fulbright Commission in Kathmandu. The position requires domestic travel and at least one annual trip to the United States for consultations.
A two-year, renewable contract will be offered to the successful candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, email a one-page statement of interest accompanied by a CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Fulbright Application Review Committee, by January 7, 2020. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by the recommending persons to: email@example.com by January 7, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered. Information about the Fulbright Program can be obtained at www.eca.state.gov/fulbright and www.fulbrightnepal.org.np/.
The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Nepal (also known as "the Fulbright Commission" or "USEF/Nepal") was established in 1961 by executive agreement between the governments of Nepal and the United States, and has operated continuously since that time. It is a binational organization governed by a Board of Directors composed of five Nepalis appointed by the Government of Nepal and five Americans appointed by the American Ambassador. The Board sets policies, awards grants and oversees the Commission's Secretariat which administers the exchange programs. Day-to-day operations of the Commission are the responsibility of the Executive Director.