WE ARE HIRING!

Kosovo United States Alumni is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of “Junior Graphic Designer” beginning on April 1st, 2021. 

Position: Junior Graphic Designer

Opening Date: 19-Mar-2021

Closing Date: 26-Mar-2021

Organization Background

KUSA is a nonprofit association, established in 2007 with the help of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo and several committed alumni of the U.S. government exchange program. KUSA is an association of more than 1500 members that had the opportunity to participate in U.S. government-funded exchanges and education programs. KUSA operates as a democracy that values its members who are making significant contributions by sharing skills and best practices acquired during their U.S. exchange experience with colleagues and communities across Kosovo. KUSA is also responsible for the administration and monitoring of numerous U.S. Government grants.  

Basic Functions

We are seeking a part-time Junior Graphic Designer, who is full of creative ideas and eager to contribute in increasing KUSA’s visibility. The Junior Graphic Designer will work directly with KUSA staff to expand and improve the organization’s social media strategy. The candidate will undergo a probation period that will last 3 months.

Job Responsibilities

Fully support the organization’s promotion strategies and execute them

Create and curate engaging content in visual form for the various projects administered by the organization

Utilize KUSA’s social media and website

Create and execute promotional strategies in collaboration with the supervisor

Be responsive to assist as requested by the supervisor

Qualifications 

Strong desire to learn along with professional drive

Solid understanding of social networks (Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)

Excellent communication skills

Knowledge of Illustrator  

Knowledge of WordPress is a plus

Currently enrolled/ recent graduate in a related university field

Application Docs

Qualified candidates should send:

A current CV

Portfolio

Scanned ID or Passport

How to apply?

All applicants must send their application documents in the following email address: info@kusalumni.org 

The email subject heading must read: Application for the position: Junior Graphic Designer, [Name and Surname]

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

USKEB Board Member Position: Academia

The United States-Kosovo Education Exchange Board (USKEB) is accepting applications for Board Member positions!

The applications for USKEB board member positions representing Academia are open and will be available until December 28th, 2020.

Program Description:

The United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board (USKEB) is a non-legal Advisory Board, founded for the purpose of advancing relations between the people of the United States and Kosovo through educational exchange programming.

The United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board (USKEB) is supported by The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo, and Kosovo’s Ministry of Education and Science, and is implemented by American Councils for International Education and Kosovo United States Alumni (KUSA).

Term: The position is an unremunerated, two-year term.

Each board member has a vital role in determining the success of exchange programs that fall under the board’s advisory capacity. Members of the board will have the opportunity to work closely with fellow board members, the government of Kosovo, and U.S. Embassy representatives in suggesting beneficial strategies for educational exchange programming. Furthermore, USKEB members will have an active role in selecting upcoming grantees for the Fulbright Programs as well as in the promotion of exchange programs.

USKEB Members are expected to:

– To oversee the general direction of United States-Kosovo educational exchange programming, including the U.S. bound: Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Master’s Degree), Fulbright Faculty Development Program(FFDP), Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (FVSP), and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program; and Kosovo-bound: Fulbright Specialist Program, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, and any future programming as may be deemed appropriate by the founder(s) of the Board.

– To assist in setting strategic priorities for United States-Kosovo educational exchange programming.

– To actively raise awareness on behalf of United States-Kosovo educational exchange programming. 

– To actively support educational initiatives and institutions that aim to foster understanding between the United States and Kosovo.

– To provide a forum for academicians from the United States in Kosovo and Kosovo academicians with interest in the United States to identify, discuss, and pursue matters of mutual interest. 

– To suggest and develop programs that will raise the profile of the Fulbright program in Kosovo.

To qualify as a Board member representing Academia, a person must:

– Have at least five years of professional experience in the field of higher education.

– Have professional or personal experience with programs of The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State (preferable).

– Not be affiliated with any political party.

– A growth mindset and excellent networking abilities.

For questions or concerns, contact us at educationalexchangeboard.ks@americancouncils.org.

4 Reasons To Study in the United States

Diversity of Student Population

Being one of the most culturally diverse countries in the World, the United States is praised for having ethnically diverse campuses. As of 2020, there are over 1 million international students studying in U.S. Colleges.

If you choose to study in the United States, you can take advantage of this diversity and connect with cultures from across the world.

U.S. Universities Have Engaging Campuses

University campuses in the U.S. are one of a kind. They are known for having their own identities. Each campus is structured similarly to a small town and they often organize activities in which you can participate and socialize with other students.

All campuses include various of facilities meant to offer students a relaxing and entertaining time while they are not in class or involved in assignments and study. You can grab a burger (and at a cheap price too), go on a picnic, take yoga classes for free and by all means, join the super-fun student parties.

Guaranteed successful career after graduation

The skills you earn at a U.S. University include easy interaction with different cultures, advancement of English language, as well as general and field-related knowledge.

Hiring companies will see you as a candidate with an international mindset with a unique approach to challenges.

Support for International Students

U.S. universities offer in-campus services to assist international students inside and outside of the classroom.

Most schools have offices dedicated to international student services. These offices are equipped with information regarding English-language courses, visa issues, financial aid and even cultural adjustment while you study abroad in the U.S.

Logo Design Competition for USKEB

Background Information

Initiated by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Ministry of Education and Science of Kosovo, the United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board (USKEB) aims to increase mutual understanding and advance intercultural relations between the people of the United States and Kosovo through educational exchange programming. This board, advisory in nature, will set priorities and oversee the general direction of the U.S. government-funded exchange programs in Kosovo. As the initiative prepares to launch, we need your talent and creativity in designing a logo that will represent the USKEB.

Entry Requirements

● Open to all KUSA alumni
● Multiple entries are welcomed

Design Criteria

● Must be an original design
● Must reflect USKEB’s intent—the spirit of educational exchange programming
● Incorporate USKEB’s name
● Consider colors representing U.S. and Kosovo flags
● Should not have any overpowering elements.

Submission

All entries must include:
● A logo for use in print in vector PDF format with 300 dpi output resolution.
● A color scheme of the logo.
● The rationale of the logo (100-300 words).
● A brief CV of the author and contact information.

By submitting, participants agree to the copyright of the entry to be transferred to USKEB. USKEB retains the right to adjust if and as deemed necessary. The selected logo will receive compensation.

Submission Deadline: November 27, 2020

All submissions should be emailed to info@kusalumni.org and Cc: educationalexchangeboard.ks@americancouncils.org.

For any questions or inquiries contact: info@kusalumni.org. If necessary, Zoom calls can be scheduled for informational purposes only.

INVITATION TO BID

Kosovo United States Alumni invites all prospective bidders to apply for eligibility bid for the:

Name of the project: Developing new KAA (Kosovo Accreditation Agency) platforms.

Bid Number: BID2-2020/US20GR4

Bid Due Date: 23-Oct-2020

Project Information: The project aims to develop the following components:

Development of a new website for KAA.

Development of a platform for certification for accredited institutions.

Development of a platform for reporting violations of standards of Higher Education Institutions.

Contract Limit: 12,705.00 EURO

Contract Duration: Two (2) months, one (1) year post-award support

Bid Documents: Plans, specifications, and bid documents may be obtained from KUSA’s office via email (info@kusalumni.org) upon request. 

Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with ‘KUSA Procurement and Payment Regulations.

WE ARE HIRING!

Kosovo United States Alumni is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of “Grants Coordinator” beginning on November 1st, 2020. 

Position: Grants Coordinator

Opening Date: 09-Oct-2020

Closing Date: 16-Oct-2020

Salary: Market-based compensation

Organization Background

KUSA is a nonprofit association, established in 2007 with the help of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo and several committed alumni of the U.S. government exchange program. KUSA is an association of more than 1400 members that had the opportunity to participate in U.S. government-funded exchanges and education programs. KUSA operates as a democracy that values its members who are making significant contributions by sharing skills and best practices acquired during their U.S. exchange experience with colleagues and communities across Kosovo. KUSA is also responsible for the administration and monitoring of numerous U.S. Government grants.  

Basic Functions

We are seeking a Grants Coordinator, who is organized, detail-oriented, and willing to contribute to the organization, to manage our grant writing, reporting, and research. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with a proven ability to track and meet multiple deadlines, and with attention to detail. The coordinator will work directly with their supervisor to coordinate the organization’s grant management procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Write and submit grant applications and reports.

Track grant awards, deliverables, metrics, and deadlines.

Communicate grant requirements to supervisor.

Lead grant huddles to align teams for successful grant outcomes and reporting.

Assist with special event planning and execution as necessary.

Qualifications 

Education in related field or applicable experience in project management.

Excellent professional and persuasive writing skills in English and Albanian language.

Good knowledge of Serbian language.

Experience managing multiple assignments remain on deadlines.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.

Application Docs

Qualified candidates should send:

A current CV.

Scanned documents of all professional certificates and/or degree(s).

Contact Information for at least two professional references.

Scanned ID or Passport.

How to apply?

All applicants must send their application documents in the following email address: info@kusalumni.org 

The email subject heading must read: Application for the position: Grant Coordinator, [Name and Surname]

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Meet KUSA’s New Board of Directors Members

Last week, KUSA held its first online election, with a total of 322 alumni votes received. When considering the voter’s gender balance, 51% of voters were males whereas 49% of voters were females. After a successful election process, KUSA is delighted to announce its new Board of Directors, consisting of 11 members.

Check out the file below to read the bios of our elected members.

1 for All – All for 1

On days like these, it is very important for each of us to contribute to the betterment of our health and our community. KUSA in collaboration with other partner organizations has produced the video “1 for All – All for 1”.
The main purpose of this initiative is to urge people to stay at home and curb the spread of the virus while enjoying the benefits of this situation for our self-improvement.

We want to thank the participants of the video for helping us spread this message, our partner organizations for participating in this campaign, and a special thanks to the team GjirafaVideo for putting this video together.

Attention! We are updating our database.

As KUSA grows with new members annually, so does the scope of our activities. As an organization, our goal is to be able to offer each member the benefits you get from being registered as Alumni in KUSA. 

For this reason, it is very important for us to have updated information on our members. We are currently working on updating our database and your contribution is appreciated. We want to kindly ask you to fill out the KUSA membership form on the link below, to update us with your current information:

The link can be found under the ABOUT section on our webpage, a button MEMBERSHIP FORM.

The application form is fairly easy, and only takes a few minutes of your time. Please keep in mind to use your email instead of your work email when applying.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

KUSA temporarily suspend all activities due to health emergency.

Kosovo has confirmed cases of infection with Corona Virus COVID-19, therefore; due to the precautionary measures taken by the Kosovo Government and Kosovo Health Authorities, KUSA announces the temporary suspension of all activities from 03/16/2020 until further notice.

KUSA Staff will be active and respond to all emails, so feel free to write or contact us anytime.

You will be notified accordingly via e-mail and from our Facebook page when the activities start again.

Safety is currently a top priority. Stay safe!