Job Posting: Director of Programs

JOB DESCRIPTION The primary responsibilities of the Director of Programs include:

  • Taking overall responsibility for the the day-to-day functioning of the Fulbright Commission‘s busy, effective, and focused office, to include supporting grantees, supervising the office internship program, managing the office, and administering various programs;
  • Preparing reports and summaries, including the evaluation of ongoing priorities, of all related activities for presentation to the Fulbright Commission, including preparation for and attendance at Fulbright Commission board meetings;
  • Tracking the activities and operations of the office, to include updating award descriptions, revising and renewing program requirements, and tracking budget items;
  • Managing the Fulbright Schuman Program for U.S. and Foreign Students and Scholars, ensuring the successful operation of the program and the provision of in-country support to grantees;
  • Playing a key supporting role in organizing the competition and selections process for Fulbright U.S. Student/Scholar Programs and Fulbright Foreign Student/Scholar Programs, including the development of appropriate resources for reviewers;
  • Supporting the Executive Director with the organization of program related events, such as Brussels College Night, Fulbright IEA Seminar, LL.M. Fair, Fulbright Seminar on European Union and NATO, and EU- US Young Leaders Seminar;
  • Supporting the Executive Director in the development of new Fulbright awards, allowing her to identify and create new partnerships and secure external support for the program;
  • Act on behalf of the Executive Director in her absence, most particularly at events which have a specific program element to them.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, intercultural studies, education, communications, or other relevant area of study;
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced, multitasking environment with ability, to make decisions in a changing environment, and to anticipate future needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Practical experience in field of educational or cultural exchange;
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. higher education.
Candidates with the following qualifications and skills will be preferred:
  • Master’s degree in political science, international affairs, intercultural studies, education, communications, or other relevant area of study or two years of experience in related field
  • Working proficiency in French and/or Dutch
In addition to an annual salary to be discussed based on the candidate’s qualifications, this position offers flexible hours, extensive vacation time, monthly cell phone plan, educational/governmental networking opportunities, and dedicated funds for professional development opportunities. FURTHER INFORMATION The Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium and Luxembourg is a Fulbright Commission and EducationUSA Advising Center that advises international students about higher education in the U.S. and administers merit-based grants for graduate study, post-doctoral research or university lecturing in the U.S. for citizens of Belgium and Luxembourg as well as research grants for EU citizens through the Fulbright-Schuman Program. For more information about the Fulbright Commission, please visit To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Erica Lutes at by 4 June 2018. The successful candidate will begin working in July 2018.]]>