Friday, December 19, 2008

JOB- Resident Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar, Starting June 2009

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JOB- Resident Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies, Ulaanbaatar

Posted by: Brian White - ACMS <bwhite@mongoliacenter.org>

Job Opening Starting June 2009 - ACMS Resident Director

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is seeking a Resident
Director 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 primary funding from the US government,
private foundations and member institutions and individuals. 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 the development of
new programs, partners and funding sources. The position is primarily
administrative, but requires an ability to work effectively with
international and Mongolian academic institutions, scholars and
students. Experience in the US higher education system through study
or work and experience working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia
is required.

The position is salaried and full-time, with a basic housing and
benefit allowance. Short-term research and personal leaves are
negotiable.

The responsibilities of the ACMS Resident Director include:

- Overseeing the financial accounting and management of the ACMS
operations in Mongolia, including management of the ACMS staff;
- Development and oversight of ACMS programs in Mongolia, including the
ACMS library, intensive Mongolian language program, fellowships,
internships, speaker series, conferences and other initiatives;
- Facilitating the research activities of international scholars and
students in Mongolia, including providing logistical support, helping
locate partner institutions and scholars in Mongolia, and helping to
disseminate research and experiences both locally and internationally;
- Maintaining a friendly, cooperative and productive relationship with
the US Embassy and other international organizations in Ulaanbaatar
and seeking ways to develop scholarly programs and exchanges in
cooperation with these organizations;
- Building relationships and programs with Mongolian academic
institutions, scholars and students;
- Writing and editing publications including the ACMS newsletter,
promotional materials, grant proposals and reports;
- Oversight of the ACMS website and on-line programs and resources;
- Developing new programs and projects.

Qualifications for the position include:

- A Masters Degree is required, a PhD preferred.
- Experience living, working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia.
- A graduate degree or teaching experience at a US university.
- Administrative and managerial experience strongly recommended.
- Financial accounting experience preferred.
- Mongolian language ability preferred.

Application materials required include:

- Cover letter that summarizes your interest in the position and
relevant experience.
- Current c.v. with contact information.
- List of three references. References will only be contacted for short
listed candidates.

Please submit your application as an email attachment to:
info@mongoliacenter.org

Application screening will begin February 1, 2009, and will continue
until a suitable candidate is identified. The Resident Director will
ideally begin duties by June 2009.

For more information on the position, please email: info@mongoliacenter.org

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.

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