The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is seeking a Resident Director (Acting) for its Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia office. The ACMS is a non-profit, non-governmental educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. The ACMS is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) with funding from the US government, private foundations and member institutions and individuals. For more information on the ACMS, please visit www.mongoliacenter.org. The ACMS defines Mongolian Studies to include all academic fields as they relate to Mongolia and the Inner Asian region.
The ACMS Resident Director is responsible for the management of the ACMS Ulaanbaatar office, staff and programs, and assists with the development of new programs, partners and funding sources. The position requires an ability to work effectively with international and Mongolian academic institutions, scholars and students, diplomatic staff, international donor and aid agencies, and the business sector. Experience working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia is required.
The position is salaried and approx. 50-60% time. Ideally the candidate will be able to start work by Oct 1, 2017. Screening of candidates and interviews will begin on September 15, 2017.
The position details are negotiable to fit the preferred candidate, and will be reviewed in spring 2018 for consideration of full-time and/or a long-term basis based on performance, the availability of funding and the preferences of the candidate.
The responsibilities of the ACMS Acting Resident Director include:
• Development and oversight of ACMS programs in Mongolia, including the Cultural Heritage program, educational programs, the ACMS library, an intensive Mongolian language program, fellowships, internships, speaker series, conferences and other initiatives;
• Developing new programs, partnerships, and grant requests to support the ACMS mission.
• Facilitating the research activities of international scholars and students in Mongolia, including providing logistical support and helping locate partner institutions and scholars in Mongolia.
• Building and maintaining good relationships and initiating programs with Mongolian and international institutions, scholars and students.
• Overseeing the financial accounting and management of the ACMS operations in Mongolia, including management of the ACMS staff;
• Working collaboratively with other ACMS employees outside Mongolia including the Executive Director, the Cultural Heritage Program Coordinator, and the Board of Directors.
• Supporting the writing and editing of publications including the ACMS website and social media, press releases, grant proposals and reports;
Preferred qualifications for the position include:
* Experience managing personnel and finances in a non-profit organization environment;
* Experience living, working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia;
* Experience and knowledge of higher education institutions and academic research.
Application materials required include:
* A cover letter that summarizes your interest in the position and relevant experience
* A current CV with contact information
* A list of three references. References will only be contacted for short-listed candidates.
Please submit your application as an email attachment to:
Applications will be screened on submission. Interviews are expected to being Sep. 15. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Please indicate your salary expectations and potential start dates in your application cover letter.
For more information on the position, please email: email@example.com
For more information on the ACMS, please visit our website: www.mongoliacenter.org
The ACMS does not discriminate in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability status or religion.
ACMS Mission Statement:
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a non-profit educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. The activities of the ACMS include the development of academic resources, student and research support and the fostering of academic partnerships in all fields of study related to Mongolia.