American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
(AFAvH) seeks applications for the position of President. AFAvH is
an independent 501(c) American organization in Washington DC that
is the professional partner of the German Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation (AvH). Our programs serve over 5,400 members of the US
Humboldt Alumni Network and the broader US scientific, higher
education, and professional communities. Our work helps to
strengthen connections with the AvH and increase collaboration
between American and German scholars in the sciences and
The President is the chief executive officer of AFAvH,
proposing to the Board of Directors organizational strategy and
goals and bearing overall responsibility for execution of strategy
and implementation of programs to advance and support AFAvH’s
mission and objectives. The President is responsible for ensuring
that administrative and financial structures and processes fulfill
the organization’s contractual obligations and donor requirements.
As an ex officio member of the organization’s Board of Directors
the President works in partnership with the Board and the Alexander
von Humboldt Foundation, representing AFAvH in public fora and
vis-à-vis senior members of the US science and science policy
community. The President is expected to work primarily from the
office in Washington, DC.
A detailed job description, including requirements for
candidates and application procedures, can be found at https://www.americanfriendsofavh.org/jobs-and-internships.
Applications are due by close of business August 6, 2021. Screening
will proceed promptly.