Regional Officer

United States – India Educational Foundation, Hyderabad, India

Skill RequiredEducation Advising Education Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 2017


Job Description

The United States–India Educational Foundation (USIEF), established in 1950, promotes educational exchange between the US and India. USIEF activities are described on www.usief.org.in.  USIEF seeks results-oriented candidates with professional experience and a desire to excel for the following position:

Regional Officer (Hyderabad)

Basic Functions of the Position

Under the general supervision of the USIEF Deputy Director, the Regional Officer is responsible for supervising the Fulbright-Nehru & other Fulbright Fellowships in the Hyderabad Consular District (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha) and the EducationUSA Advising Services offered in this region. The Regional Officer conducts an extensive outreach program to promote USIEF visibility; supervises and monitors USIEF staff in the office; manages office administration in the region; interfaces with Indian & American Fulbrighters, alumni and academic institutions; and builds a vibrant USIEF community in the region.  The USIEF Regional Office is located inside the Hyderabad Consulate, so the Regional Officer works closely with the Hyderabad Public Affairs Office to coordinate programming and outreach.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Fulbright – Nehru Program in the region including:
  • Publicize the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships for Indian citizens in the region
  • Organize screening/selection process and oversee the administrative tasks related to the applications received from Indian citizens
  • Provide and supervise the logistical support to arriving American Fulbright-Nehru scholars
  • Design and implement programs around visiting American scholars, returning Indian scholars and alumni

Supervise EducationUSA Advising Services offered at the regional level including:

  • Provide/oversee group and individual counseling on U.S. higher education
  • Provide/oversee special workshops and programs on U.S. higher education
  • Organize university fairs in the region
  • Provide assistance  to visiting representatives of U.S. institutions
  • Maintain up-to-date library resources
  • Network with educational institutions in the region for promoting educational advising
  • Coordinate with Public Affairs and the Consular Section on EducationUSA outreach initiatives to ensure programs are well-organized and support overall consulate goals in this area.

Promotion of Fulbright Program & EducationUSA Advising Services:

  • Promote the Fulbright Fellowships & EducationUSA Advising Services in the region in line with USIEF’s core mission statement and deliver high impact programs across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha from concept and planning through to evaluation and reporting
  • Author media plans and coordinate implementation with the Press Information Officer in the Hyderabad Consulate
  • Work closely with the Office of Public Affairs to deliver quality programs featuring Fulbright scholars and alumni
  • Develop innovative and timely communication materials
  • Work effectively with the media to promote the Fulbright programs and the Obama Singh Initiative

Administration:

  • Supervise staff in the region
  • Comply with Fiscal and Administrative guidelines of the Foundation
  • Provide USIEF Delhi with regular budget and program updates
  • Draft Annual Work Plan in the region in line with USIEF’s goals and priorities
  • Write quality reports with built in analysis for all internal requirements

Professional Development and Research:

  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Lead and develop staff by providing training opportunities where needed and serve as a resource person as required to maintain and update knowledge of the Fulbright Fellowships and Higher Education sectors
  • Advise DD/ED on formulating guidelines/directions for Fulbright and EducationUSA Advising Services 
  • Analyze regional program trend, prepare interpretative summaries for planning of outreach and setting of organization priorities by the management
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Deputy Director or Executive Director.

Eligibility

Essential: Master’s degree in any discipline, preferably Humanities or Arts with a demonstrable interest in the higher education sector. Doctoral degree preferred.
Desired: Doctorate or U.S. University Degree

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of Professional / Supervisory experience of which minimum five years in envisioning and implementing national-level programs in higher education sector and managing teams
  • Experience in a multicultural environment in an educational institution or NGO

Skills: High Level Oral and Written English Communication, Public Speaking Skills, Knowledge of South Indian language (s), Financial management, Networking and Liaising Skills, Partnership Building Skills, Adaptability/Flexibility, Initiative, Team Work. Understanding of academic and business ethics, networking and public speaking skills are essential prerequisites.  The candidate should be able to work independently.  Creativity and problem solving skills are assets.

Knowledge Required: Work knowledge: Higher Education Sector in India & US; Business Ethics

Compensation: Rs. 12.51 Lakhs per annum plus Annual Benefits (approx. Rs. 3.85 Lakhs per annum)

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete the USIEF EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM (downloadable from http://www.usief.org.in/uploadip/usief_employment_application_form.doc  and e-mail as word attachment to careers@usief.org.in along with detailed CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the competency criteria. Candidates can also send a printed copy of these documents to:

Manager HR
United States-India Educational Foundation
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi – 110001

The last date for receiving the completed application forms for the position is August 15, 2017.  Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Queries regarding application status will not be entertained.

Only applications completed on the USIEF Employment Application Form along with detailed CV and Cover letter will be considered.


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