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Executive Director of the U.S.-Colombia Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Program
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Posted Date
Mar 26, 2020

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Position Type
Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited from U.S. and Colombian citizens for the position of Executive Director of the U.S.-Colombia Fulbright Commission located in Bogota, Colombia. The application deadline is May 14th.  Fulbright Colombia is a non-profit, binational organization that supports educational, academic and cultural cooperation between the United States and Colombia through bilateral exchanges and related services.  Its portfolio includes the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program, associated educational exchanges, English language and testing programs, and educational advising services. The Executive Director works closely with ECA, Fulbright’s official sponsor in the United States, and Colombian government partners and stakeholders; oversees an annual budget of more than US$7 million; and reports to a binational board that includes representatives of the U.S. Embassy and the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Relations.  Demonstrated leadership competencies, program development experience, financial know-how, marketing and public relations expertise, political savvy and an entrepreneurial flair are key attributes for this role. The Executive Director is the public face of a high-profile, prestigious inter-governmental program, requiring outstanding interpersonal, public speaking and diplomatic skills.  The position requires domestic and some international travel to promote U.S.-Colombia academic cooperation through the Fulbright program.  The candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience; solid knowledge of the higher education sector, both public and private, in Colombia and the United States; experience engaging the Colombian Government on issues of higher education; and be able to direct and supervise a team of 20 professionals. The candidate must possess an advanced degree from a U.S. university (preferably, a Ph.D.); an ability to work both in both English and Spanish; and experience in academic, research, and higher education administration and fundraising. 

Salary and benefits are competitive and negotiable. Candidates must be available to assume the position by June or July 2020.  Interested candidates can find information on how to apply to the position here.

Information about the Fulbright Program can be found at: and

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