Outstanding strategic leadership opportunity in this prestigious organisation
Dedicated to the identification and support of New Zealand’s future leaders
Promoting education and cultural exchange between New Zealand and the United States
Fulbright New Zealand is a not-for-profit agency in its 66th year of operation providing a range of educational exchange awards to New Zealand and United States students, academics, artists and professionals to study, research, teach or present their work in each other’s countries. Fulbright New Zealand also provides educational advisory services for New Zealanders interested in studying in the United States.
The Board of Fulbright New Zealand is now seeking to appoint their new Executive Director to provide national and international strategic and operational leadership to this dynamic organisation. Reporting to the Board and based in Wellington, the Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring Fulbright New Zealand achieves its mission ‘to further mutual understanding between the people of New Zealand and the United States of America’.
Key to the role will be a commitment to excellence and the ability to effectively lead a small professional team in achieving the organisation’s goals, along with the personal motivation, energy, and passion to ensure quality underpins all activities and interactions. Sound operational experience, combined with a mind-set of continuous improvement, is needed to ensure systems and processes are optimised to support the multiple programmes and awards offered by Fulbright New Zealand. Experience with fund-raising, business development and marketing activities, political nous, an entrepreneurial flair and financial acumen are important attributes needed for this role. As the Executive Director is the ‘public face’ of Fulbright New Zealand, with a high profile amongst diverse stakeholders, the successful candidate will need to have outstanding interpersonal, public speaking, written and verbal communication skills.
With the minimum of a university degree, the successful candidate will be required to travel domestically and internationally. Working closely with the New Zealand and the United States governments will require discernment and diplomacy, as well as an understanding of relevant political and educational issues in both countries, including the New Zealand Treaty of Waitangi.
To apply in confidence – please go to www.jofisher.com and click on “APPLY ONLINE” using reference FNZexd0514, addressing your cover letter and CV to Ms Kathy Kane, or call + 64 9 282 4240 for further information.
Applications close Monday, 4 August 2014.