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Executive Director

Fulbright Commission in Nepal
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Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Full Time
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The Commission for Educational Exchange Between The United States and Nepal (USEF NEPAL) SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Applications are invited from American and Nepali citizens for the position of Executive Director of the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Nepal (USEF Nepal). USEF Nepal is a non-profit, bi-national organization responsible for administering the Fulbright Program in Nepal and other educational exchanges and services funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  The USEF Nepal Executive Director reports to a binational Board of Directors and oversees programs promoting U.S. higher education throughout Nepal.

Candidates should have 10 or more years of experience in higher education, management, or related fields, an advanced degree from a U.S. university and strong familiarity with international educational exchange programs. As the public face of a high profile, prestigious binational program, the Executive Director must have outstanding interpersonal, managerial, public speaking, and diplomatic skills. S/he must have the ability to broker and maintain external relations as well as implement positive practices with USEF Nepal staff to ensure the highest level of teamwork and organizational effectiveness. Competitive candidates will demonstrate creativity and innovation, and an acute understanding of and vision for U.S. – Nepal educational relations and opportunities.


Desired Qualifications

  • Strong organizational management skills
  • Thorough understanding of U.S. academic institutions as well as the education system and culture of Nepal
  • Proven track record of dynamic leadership, creative problem solving, strategic planning and organizational innovation
  • Demonstrated, extensive experience in financial planning and reporting, budget oversight, fundraising, marketing, public relations, team-based management, and administration
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; proficiency in English required
  • Ability to interact and engage effectively with American and Nepali academic communities and institutions, government officials, NGOs, and the private sector, and leadership skills to engage and energize a board of directors
  • Talent at leading, developing, and retaining a multicultural, high-performance team, implementing annual reviews

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of USEF Nepal, the Fulbright Commission in Kathmandu. The position requires domestic travel and an annual trip to the United States for consultations. 


A two-year, renewable contract will be offered to the successful candidate.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  To apply, email a one-page statement of interest accompanied by a CV to, attention Fulbright Application Review Committee, by May 1, 2022. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by the recommending persons to by May 1, 2022 (please include applicant’s name in subject line). Only complete applications will be considered. Information about the Fulbright Program can be obtained at  and

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