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Executive Director

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Heidelberg University Association | New York, NY
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Heidelberg University Association


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Published 15 days ago

Application Deadline

June 21, 2019

Salary

Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of educational attainment.


Heidelberg University Association’s Executive Director represents Universität Heidelberg in the United States of America and Canada.

Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university. In the course of its more than 630 years’ history, the University has established itself as a center of outstanding research and teaching, with a particular focus on its interdisciplinary strength. Today 30,000 students are enrolled at its 12 faculties. Heidelberg University is known for its international outreach, almost 20 percent of its students come from abroad. The university also hosts hundreds of international visiting professors and researchers. As a comprehensive research university, Heidelberg offers a wide range of excellent study programs in the life sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and ranks among the top research institutions worldwide.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and extending the Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) network including planning and executing events.
  • Developing new, and supporting existing, collaborations between Heidelberg University and higher education and research institutions in North America.
  • Creating and managing fundraising campaigns.
  • Managing the HAUS Scholarship and visiting professor program.
  • Advising academics and students about study, research and collaboration possibilities.
  • Promoting Heidelberg University and participating in recruitment and education fairs.
  • Overseeing Heidelberg University Association’s website and social media outreach.
  •  travel within the U.S. and to Heidelberg, and occasional work on evening and weekends.

Requirements for the position include a completed BA degree or graduate degree (preferred); experience in U.S. higher education, student exchange, and/or marketing; fluency in English and German (strongly preferred); extended study in both countries would be a plus, as would publication and speaking experience in international education. Work experience within a non-profit organization would be ideal.

Qualification requirements include:

  • outstanding oral and written communication skills including social media savviness
  • experience in managing an organization/business
  • knowledge of both the U.S. & German higher education systems
  • fluency in English and German language skills
  • understanding of key issues in international education
  •  experience in fundraising
  • the ability to work independently and in close collaboration with Heidelberg University
  • experience with project and event management
  • familiarity with editing, social media and print production
  • excellent networking skills
  • Candidates must have the legal rights to work in the United States.


Heidelberg University Association’s Executive Director represents Universität Heidelberg in the United States of America and Canada.

Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university. In the course of its more than…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and German language skills

Fluency in English and German language skills

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to position@heidelberguniversity.org with the subject line “Heidelberg University Association.” Applications will be accepted until June 21, 2019. For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter including qualifications for this position, salary expectations, and a current resume including at least three references with their contact information. Please apply via email only. Please do not send your application by mail. Hardcopy originals may be required later. For more information please visit our websites: www.heidelberguniversity.org, www.uni-heidelberg.de.



Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to position@heidelberguniversity.org with the subject line “Heidelberg University Association.” Applications will be accepted…

Location

871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
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