EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Job vacancy at Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Sri Lanka



Applications are invited from American and Sri Lankan citizens
for the position of Executive Director of the United States–Sri
Lanka Fulbright Commission (US-SLFC). US-SLFC is a non-profit,
bi-national U.S - Sri Lankan educational organization based in
Colombo that administers the Fulbright Program, EducationUSA, and
other international education and exchange programs. The Executive
Director reports to a binational board of governmental and
non-governmental appointees and is the public face of the

The Executive Director is responsible for the
overall operations of the flagship international academic exchange
program between Sri Lanka and the United States, while developing,
planning, and implementing a strategic vision to ensure the
continued success of the Fulbright Program with Sri Lanka. S/he is
responsible for ensuring compliance with policies and legislation
in both countries, and for responding to the changing needs and
opportunities in Sri Lankan and U.S. higher education and

Must have at least ten years of relevant work
experience (higher education and research, academic mobility,
educational exchange); familiarity with U.S. and Sri Lankan higher
education; substantial experience in program, fiscal, and personnel
management to ensure the highest level of teamwork and
organizational effectiveness; experience in developing strategic
partnerships or fundraising; strong interpersonal, public-speaking,
and diplomatic skills. Experience working for or coordinating
with the USG highly valued.

Preferred Qualifications:
• An advanced degree from a U.S. university
• Thorough understanding of U.S. academic institutions as well as
the education system and culture of Sri Lanka
• Proven track record of dynamic leadership skills to engage and
energize a board of directors, creative problem solving, and
strategic planning
• Demonstrated experience in financial planning and reporting,
budget oversight, fundraising, marketing, public relations, and
team-based management
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication and
excellent relationship management skills; proficiency in English
• Ability to interact and engage effectively with American and
Sri Lankan academic communities and institutions, government
officials, NGOs, alumni networks, and the private sector
• Talent at leading, developing, and retaining a multicultural,
high-performance team, delivering on a strategic vision, and
implementing annual reviews
• Commitment to Fulbright values and to fostering diversity and
inclusion in the workplace, as well as in the Fulbright

A two-year, renewable contract will be offered to the successful
candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience and
qualifications. The position requires domestic travel within Sri
Lanka and an annual trip to the United States for consultations.
Relocation support may be available for a successful candidate
located outside of Sri Lanka.

To apply, send a statement of interest/cover letter, CV,
and three references by July 31, 2023, to fulbrightsrilanka@state.gov.

For more information about the Fulbright Program see https://eca.state.gov/fulbright

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