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The Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) Seeks Executive Director

Applications are invited from both United States and Malaysian citizens for the position of Executive Director of the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), a non-profit, bi-national commission, managed by a Board of Directors responsible for administering the Fulbright Program in Malaysia and other educational grants funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The MACEE Executive Director reports to the Board and oversees programs promoting U.S. higher education throughout Malaysia.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred; significant  experience in higher education, management, or related fields; and strong familiarity with international educational exchange programs. Competitive candidates will have a track record of demonstrating creativity and innovation, as well as effective managerial skills, and an acute understanding of and vision for U.S. – Malaysia educational relations and opportunities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in academic exchange program administration; educational counseling and advising students on graduate study and academic research in the U.S. and Malaysia. Knowledge of or experience with U.S. Government academic exchange programs is an advantage;
  • Strategic and operational management experience with demonstrated program management and leadership capability to engage and energize a board of directors and to lead, develop, and retain a team. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills including public speaking;
  • Ability and experience in good governance, financial planning, budget oversight, fundraising, marketing, and public relations;
  • Experience using social and traditional media as a marketing and recruitment tool to ensure thorough promotion of Fulbright opportunities to all ethnic and religious groups, to all regions in Malaysia and the United States, and to better reach youth (post undergraduate degree);
  • Ability to represent MACEE to governmental, academic, and business communities, and to build relationships and maintain contacts with relevant U.S. and Malaysian institutions;
  • Inspirational at fostering effective team work and developing high performance teams, implementing effective reviews;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of ethnic, religious, and cultural environments in both countries.

The responsibilities of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to, the overall administration of MACEE in Kuala Lumpur, with travel within Malaysia for pre-departure orientation and consultations. A two-year, renewable contract will be offered to the successful candidate by May of 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience and is negotiable. To apply, e-mail a letter of application accompanied by a CV to PublicAffairsKL@state.gov by Friday, March 16, 2018. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by the recommending persons to PublicAffairsKL@state.gov. Only complete applications will be considered.

Information about the Fulbright Program can be obtained at http://www.fulbright.state.gov and http://www.macee.org.my.