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Director of External Relations (part time)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

Location: London, Home Based
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th September 2020
Closes: 23rd October 2020

We are seeking a Director of External Relations to play a pivotal role in growing the impact of the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s work.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission’s vision is a world in which there are no obstacles to learning, understanding and collaboration. Our mission is to advance knowledge, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange programmes between the peoples of the US and the UK.

Our three-year Strategic Plan has identified two key priorities: widening access to all our programming and making a meaningful contribution to solving global challenges. The Commission’s new Director of External Relations will play a key role in achieving these goals.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of External Relations will act as the Commission’s lead on strategic external communications and stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on the alumni community and the organisation’s funders – from individuals to foundations.  They will be part of the Commission’s senior team and work particularly closely with the Director of Advising and Marketing to consistently articulate our mission, vision and branding and with the Director of Awards on alumni and academic stakeholder engagement. 

The successful candidate will have concrete expertise in communications, public relations and stakeholder engagement and will have experience of building relationships and communicating with diverse communities in order to promote a sense of inclusion and belonging. Ideally, they will have worked on successful fundraising campaigns. They will have a successful track record in developing and executing organisation-wide strategies and have demonstrable experience in building effective networks and partnerships across organisational boundaries. They will have strong organisation skills and experience in managing a varied workload while paying attention to the tiny details.

The ideal candidate needs to be flexible, bold, and work well and collaboratively in a constantly changing environment.  They will need to bring a mix of strategic flair as well as proven skills to see through the implementation of plans in a lean organisation. Critically, they will be passionate about the transformational power of international higher education and committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds but particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and/or minority ethnic candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented on our senior team.

Please note you must have the prior legal right to work in the UK. 

Location: Central London but remote working currently

Contract: 3 days a week, one year fixed term

Closing date:  Friday, 23 October 2020 (9am BST)

How to apply: 

  1. Write a covering letter and send it, along with a copy of your CV, to with the subject line "Job Application – Director of External Relations"
  2. Complete an Equality Monitoring Form

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