French-American Fulbright Commission-Executive Director-Paris 16e

Nom du programme/ université/Program or University Name : French-American Fulbright Commission

Intitulé du poste/Job Title : Executive Director

Nature du poste/Job Type : Directeur exécutif - Directrice exécutive

Lieu du poste/Location : Paris 16e

Type de contrat : CDI

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Responsibilities :

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for directing the overall operations of the flagship international academic exchange program between France and the United States in a manner that ensures the France Fulbright Program fulfills the intent of Fulbright legislation and responds to changing needs and opportunities in French and U.S. higher education and society as a whole.

The ED develops a vision for the Fulbright Commission in France to further the spirit and objectives of the Fulbright program worldwide. Duties include developing and updating strategic plans to ensure continued relevance and competitivity of Fulbright France; planning, managing, and developing Fulbright student and scholar exchanges; appointing and supervising a seven-person staff in Paris; planning and managing the Commission’s annual budget; overseeing an internal financial control system; and preparing program and financial reports for the Commission Board, funding governments and partners; and engaging the Fulbright alumni network. The ED is expected to monitor the program and make recommendations to the Board on measures to ensure its sustainability and growth. The ED reports to a ten-member bi-national Board of Directors, which oversees all Commission activities. The ED coordinates closely with the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in Washington, D.C., and in France with the US Embassy and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, the ED oversees the activities of Education USA student advising in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in France and with the assistance of an Education Adviser co-located with the Commission.

Skills :

ü  Minimum of ten years of relevant work experience, preferably in but not exclusive to the fields of higher education and research, academic mobility, exchange programs, and/or the public or nonprofit sector in France or the United States of America

ü  Familiarity with the values that inform the principles of the Fulbright mission.

ü  Committed to support and advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity.

ü  Experience with developing strategic partnership or fundraising preferred.

ü  Experience working in cultural or cooperation services abroad appreciated.

ü  Strong oral, written, and interpersonal, public speaking, and diplomatic skills.

ü  Familiarity with information systems especially Internet, email, and social media.


Qualifications :

Masters Degree of equivalent

Substantial experience in program, fiscal and personnel management and the coordination of teams.

Familiarity with academic institutions, cultures and practices in France and the United States as well as the attitudes and aspirations of students and scholars in both countries.

Proficiency in French and English

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Conditions :

Paris 16e with occasional travel within France and abroad.

Required Documents :

Complete position description and application procedure on the commission website.

Deadline: October 17, 2021

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