Call for application for the position of
AMERICAN CORNER DIRECTOR, Budapest
Applications are invited from Hungarian citizens for the position of American Corner Director in Budapest, located in Budapest Corvinus University. The position starts on September 1, 2018.
The American Corners (AC) program is a United States Department of State-sponsored initiative. There are almost 500 Corners in 70 countries all around the world. The fundamental function of the American Corners in Hungary is to provide information and insight about U.S. culture and civilization for Hungarian audiences through local programming to schools, universities and the general public. They provide access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via print, video, and online collections and through social media and new technologies. The American Corner Budapest is one of five American Corners throughout Hungary and operates in regular cooperation with the other Corners.
The Director is responsible for long-term budget and strategic planning and the day-to-day management of the Corner’s wide range of programs and activities. The Director reports to the Budapest Corvinus University. and to the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Budapest.
Duties include but are not limited to organizing and administering innovative in-person and virtual programs with local and visiting speakers and key contacts, providing information to visitors on USA-related questions, operating an English language library, keeping contact with partner institutions, promoting and representing the institution and American values at outreach events throughout the region, participating in professional training programs and conferences, managing the American Corner Facebook page and other social media platforms. Evening and weekend work is to be performed as programming necessitates.
- University degree
- Thorough understanding of Hungarian and U.S. society, culture and educational systems
- Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking
- Fluency in English and Hungarian
- Strong network-building skills
- Experience in program organization
- Experience in budget management and logistics is an advantage
- Strong social media skills (Facebook, Instagram)
Creative, flexible, good problem-solving skills, an eye for detail, ability to multi-task, strong work ethic.
A contract will be offered to the successful candidate beginning on or around September 1, 2018. Salary is regulated by Hungarian law on civil servants. A letter of application in English accompanied by a CV should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 15, 2018. Only applications received by the closing date will be considered. Questions about the position should be submitted to the email address above.