Job Posting: Director of Programs

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium and Luxembourg is looking to hire a Director of Programs, to begin at our offices in Brussels in July 2018.

This role is critical to the successful execution of the Fulbright Program. The Director of Programs will be responsible for handling the day-to-day functioning of the office and the program, with a specific focus on the management of the Fulbright-Schuman Program. Working with a small but highly effective team, the Director of Programs will oversee dozens of scholars on a daily basis, work directly with eight different government entities, business leaders, and active community organizations. He/She will play a key role in maintaining the ongoing operations of the office, allowing the Executive Director to concentrate on strategic issues, partnerships, and external relations. The Director of Programs will support the Executive Director in additional aspects of the Fulbright Program, that will be determined over time.


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.


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.