The U.S.-Ecuador Fulbright Commission (Fulbright Ecuador)
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 04, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time



The U.S.-Ecuador Fulbright Commission (Fulbright Ecuador) invites U.S. and Ecuadorian citizens to apply by February 8, for the position of Executive Director. Fulbright Ecuador is a non-profit, binational organization with more than sixty years of activities in Ecuador in support of educational, academic, and cultural cooperation between the United States and Ecuador through bilateral exchanges and related services. The position portfolio includes the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program, associated educational exchanges, the English Teaching Program, and educational advising services. The Executive Director oversees an annual budget over $1.5 million and reports to a binational board, which includes Ecuadorian and U.S. members and representatives of the U.S. Embassy, as well as to central headquarters in Washington D.C.  Demonstrated leadership competencies, program management and development experience, financial know-how, marketing and public relations expertise, and an entrepreneurial flair are key attributes for this role. The Executive Director is the public face of a high-profile, prestigious binational program, requiring outstanding interpersonal, public speaking, and diplomatic skills. The position requires domestic and some international travel to promote U.S.-Ecuador academic cooperation and the Fulbright Program. The candidate should have a minimum of eight years of professional experience; solid knowledge of the higher education and culture sectors, both public and private, in Ecuador and the United States; and be able to lead and oversee a multicultural team that collaborates with a complex network of stakeholders. The candidate must possess an advanced degree from a U.S. university (doctoral degree preferred); fluency in both English and Spanish; and experience in academic, research, and higher education administration and fundraising.


Salary will be paid in U.S. dollars. Competitive compensation package is commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates should send their CV in English and Spanish plus the names and contact information of three references to ecfulbrightpositions@state.gov, attention Fulbright Application Review Committee, by February 8, 2021.  Information about the Fulbright Program in Ecuador can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.ec


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