USKEB Board Member Position: Civil Society Organization (CSO)

December 14, 2020

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

The applications for USKEB board member positions representing Academia and Civil Society are open and will be available until December 28th, 2020. To apply: LINK 

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 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 Civil Society, a person must:

– Have demonstrated breadth and depth of management and leadership experience, in a senior leadership role in a recognized organization.

– Experience in higher education-related projects in Kosovo.

– Have a general understanding of how educational exchange programs function.

– 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.

– Have a growth mindset and excellent networking abilities.

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).
Websites: http://ac-see.org/new/, http://kusalumni.org

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