Director of IIE, Ukraine/Fulbright Representative Office - (3101)

Employer
Institute of International Education
Location
Ukraine
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1919, IIE has become the world leader in international education, managing an annual portfolio of approximately $350 million in revenue and trusted to administer flagship programs on behalf of the U.S. Government, leading foundations and corporations, and government partners around the world. We manage a rich portfolio of programs that include scholarship and teacher training programs with leading companies, outreach to talented students on behalf of some of the world’s most prestigious universities and fellowship programs, as well as efforts to internationalize higher education.

The Director of IIE – Ukraine will provide leadership to IIE’s Ukraine office based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Represent IIE to key clients and stakeholders and efforts to develop client relationships with foundations, governments, corporations and academic institutions in the region. This individual will provide program and compliance oversight for programs and operations in the office and develop a culture of collaboration and commitment to IIE’s mission. The Director will develop a clear and targeted business plan for the office that identifies areas of growth and opportunity, especially with the higher education sector; work with IIE’s research and evaluation experts to raise IIE’s profile in the country; and develop a clear plan for the office’s operations, including local registration status.  Will lead efforts to engage and support alumni in ongoing activities and maintains important institutional relationships with representatives of the U.S. and Ukrainian governments and international counterparts based in Kyiv. Current operations include nine (8) team members in Kyiv, Ukraine, with an annual operating budget of US$ 790,000, to include the flagship Fulbright Program.

Essential Functions:

Program Leadership and Compliance Oversight for the operations of programs including the Fulbright Program, the flagship international academic exchange program between Ukraine and the United States. Complies with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and follows all IIE policies and procedures. Diplomatically maintains lines of communication with the three major American Fulbright stakeholders in Ukraine: the U.S. Embassy, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (the program funder), and IIE.

Provides technical input into US Government (e.g., US Department of State/ECA, US Embassy, etc.); host country government agency; foundation; corporate; and other sponsor-funded education, scholarships, and leadership-related projects.

Provides guidance and supervision of office budgeting and ensure that financial matters are managed in accordance with sponsor and IIE requirements and international best practices.

Works closely with project managers to monitor implementation and to ensure the timely completion and submission of all contractually-required deliverables.

Provides office leadership in order to meet or exceed office and program annual goals and budget targets. Recruits, retains and implements people management programs, meeting specific annual objectives.

Identifies relationship building opportunities within the Europe and Eurasia region in coordination with headquarters client engagement teams. Represents and promotes IIE with sponsors, funders, and partners, including university contacts, national education agencies, government, foundations, corporations and embassy representatives.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

Requires an advanced degree in order to apply in-depth knowledge of the theories and principles of a specialized work function, field or discipline.

Requires at least eight years of related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Eight (8) years of work experience with educational programs in Ukraine preferred.

Knowledge of U.S. higher education system and higher education systems in Ukraine. Networks and contacts in this sector preferred.

In-depth knowledge of US Department of State/ECA, US Embassy, and Fulbright standards and guidelines preferred.

A substantial and demonstrated track record for effectively managing and building the capacity of multi-cultural staff to effectively achieve targeted objectives.

Excellent communication skills in English required. Fluency in Ukrainian preferred.

Track record for working effectively with range of stakeholders in the Ukraine context, including national government agencies, educational institutions and the private sector, to implement programs and development new business.

Proven track record of effective budgetary and financial management oversight, including direct supervision of financial staff.

Demonstrated success in proposal development and attracting new funding for education and/or training programming, effective client relations, and quality program implementation.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.