[KS] Reminder: Fulbright Korea Executive Director Position

Horace H. Underwood hhu at fulbright.or.kr
Tue Feb 10 01:50:31 EST 2004

To all Koreanists:

I am writing to remind you that the Fulbright Executive Director position in
Korea is open for applications, as announced on this list a month ago.
While a number of applications have come in, there is still time to apply by
the February 20 deadline.  Please pass on this information to anyone whom
you think might be good for the Fulbright position, particularly AAS people
or international education people or ex-Peace Corps people or retired
diplomatic people who might not be subscribers to this list.

While the Fulbright program in Korea has grown in the past six years, so has
the staff available to administer the program.  More important, while the
Executive Director is retiring, the Deputy Director, Mrs. Jai Ok Shim, is
not, and her 27 years of Fulbright experience will be available to support
the new administration.  We hope you will help Fulbright Korea to recruit
the right person for this important job.

Thank you.

Horace H. Underwood
Executive Director "pro tem"


The Korean-American Educational Commission (KAEC)

Applications are invited for the Executive Director's position at the
Korean-American Educational Commission (KAEC) in Seoul, Korea.

The KAEC, or Fulbright Commission, is a non-profit binational educational
commission responsible for administering the Fulbright Academic Exchange
Program in Korea, which includes grant and nongrant programs, an educational
advising service, and an educational testing unit.  Candidates should have
considerable administrative experience in education or related fields, plus
extensive familiarity with the procedures of both American and Korean
universities.  The Executive Director's position requires an individual with
strong fiscal and personnel capabilities in addition to excellent oral and
written communication skills in English.  A working knowledge of Korean is
desirable.  Previous public relations and outreach experience is also a
positive.  Experience with computer systems, multi/bilateral organizations
and educational testing is highly desirable.  The Executive Director must be
able to interact effectively with Korean and American academics and
government officials.

The responsibilities of the Executive Director include supervision of a
fifty–person staff in Seoul, as well as preparation of program and budget
plans and reports.  The Executive Director reports to a ten-member
binational Board of Directors, which oversees all KAEC activities.  The
Executive Director must be able to direct the implementation of an
international academic exchange program in a manner that ensures that KAEC
fulfills the intent and purpose of Fulbright legislation and which responds
to changing needs and opportunities.  Travel within Korea and occasionally
abroad is required.

A two-year renewable contract will be offered beginning July 2004.  Salary
plus benefits.  For more information see the Fulbright Web site (English
home page): http://www.fulbright.or.kr  Letters of application accompanied
by résumés and postmarked not later than February 20, 2004, should be
addressed to:

Search Chairman, KAEC Board
c/o Deputy Public Affairs Officer (DPAO)
U.S. Embassy Seoul, Unit 15550
APO AP 96205-5550
Fax: (82-2) 794-2889
E-mail: gilmerpg at state.gov

or from Korea

Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Seoul
32 Sejongno
Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-710

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