Help us reimagine the university

Fulbright University Vietnam is a Vietnamese university, drawing on the American liberal arts model, and committed to serving Vietnamese society through innovation in teaching, learning, and discovery.

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Fulbright provides a world-class education to undergraduate and graduate students from Vietnam and beyond. We seek outstanding academic and professional staff to join our growing team.

Fulbright’s team thrives on a passion for educating the next generation; we are creative, adaptive, determined, and must have a good sense of humor.

If you want to see Vietnam’s youth meet their greatest potential, join us! Our Crescent Campus is located in Crescent Plaza, Phu My Hung, in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7. We will call this home while we develop our flagship campus, which will open in the coming years.

Open positions

  • Director, YSEALI Academy

    About the YSEALI

    The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is a signature program of the United States State Department that provides professional development and exchange programs to emerging leaders — civil servants, business owners, and leaders in academia and the nonprofit sector. The goal of YSEALI is to promote youth human capital development and strengthen ties within ASEAN and between the US and ASEAN nations. YSEALI currently has more than 145,000 active members across the region.

    YSEALI Academy

    With rapid urbanization and industrialization, a young demographic, widespread digitization, growing access to quality education and rising female empowerment, Southeast Asia is destined for tremendous growth. However, among these opportunities also lies a number of challenges ranging from climate change to poor governance. If left unaddressed, this will inevitably curb the region’s growth. Thus, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright University Vietnam is proud to launch the YSEALI Academy to prepare, equip, and empower the next generation of Southeast Asian Leaders to effectively tackle the region’s most pressing challenges. Therefore, Fulbright University Vietnam is seeking a visionary and dynamic leader with a global and Asian outlook and a notable record of teaching and service to serve as the Director of the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam, a five-year initiative funded by the U.S. Department of State.

    YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam is a joint initiative between the United States State Department and Fulbright University Vietnam to deliver 16-20 high-quality professional training seminars over the next five years to rising leaders (Fellows”) across Southeast Asia on topics related to technology & innovation, public policy and entrepreneurship. These seminars will address regional challenges from regional perspectives, feature leading regional and US based experts in industry and academia, and involve individual and group-based, experiential learning activities designed to create lasting professional relationships between Fellows of different nationalities and foster skills which can be applied in Fellows’ careers. In addition, YSEALI Academy will work with Fellows to build a robust, Fellows-led alumni community to sustain sharing and partnership around seminar topics between Fellows, and to support Fellows to take advantage of other regional and US-provided opportunities in extending ideas incubated at YSEALI Academy.

    The opportunity 

    The Director will have the opportunity to shape, define, and manage the mission and vision of the Academy while developing its reputation as the region’s premier leadership training hub. The Director will also recruit, mentor and develop a leadership team for an ambitious strategy that will introduce innovative teaching and programming that will connect, convene, and catalyze young leaders across Southeast Asia.

    The Director will be able to tap resources at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the University of Texas, and other leading universities interested in Vietnam’s and Southeast Asia’s development. It is expected that s/he will organize a survey course on Southeast Asia that could be taught and used as a recruiting tool. The class could bring in other experts electronically to give a taste of the scope of the effort.

    The Director will work adeptly and collaboratively with senior administrative leadership, as well as with other academic and administrative leaders and must be committed to transparent communication. The Director will also lead the strategy for identifying and recruiting leaders across all 10 ASEAN member nations and Timor-Leste.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Recruiting a World Class Faculty

    The Director will also serve as Dean of the academy and play a vital role in recruiting, mentoring and retaining a diverse group of full time and visiting faculty who are committed to teaching and leadership development. The academy will also draw expertise from a number of visiting faculty who will consist of industry leaders and experts in entrepreneurship, technology & innovation, and public policy.

    • Developing Innovative Curricula and Instruction

    Core to FUV is the value placed on a liberal arts education and applied learning. The Director will play a significant role in developing a high-quality curriculum that is delivered with innovative and cutting-edge teaching methods to adequately prepare and engage the next generation of ASEAN changemakers and leaders. The Director will lead the Academy as an internationally significant center of leadership training and practice in entrepreneurship, technology, public policy, and the arts by launching initiatives that reflect a diversity of ideas and cultures within the region.

    • Launch Programs to Support a Global Network

    A major part the YSEALI Academy is the support and network it provides to program alumni. The Director will lead the strategy to build a robust Fellows-led alumni community to enable Fellows to take advantage of regional and US-provided opportunities to support their ideas incubated at the YSEALI Academy.

    • Engaging Fulbright & YSEALI with the ASEAN Community

    The vibrant communities across Southeast Asia provides a rich source of opportunity for collaboration and integration of Fulbright’s work in a broader context. The Director will serve as catalyst and promoter of partnerships and connections across ASEAN member nations and Timor-Leste to the mutual benefit of Fulbright students, faculty, staff, and its broader community.

    • Cultivating and Promoting the Values of Fulbright

    Fulbright University Vietnam is creating a new vison for education. The Director will represent Fulbright with high visibility nationally and internationally and collaborate across disciplines and borders to promote and strengthen its educational and societal impact. 

    Qualifications 

    The Director will be a creative, engaged, and transparent leader who thrives in a shared governance environment and works effectively within a highly diverse community of students, staff, and scholars. S/he will be a decisive, results-driven leader with a collegial, team-oriented working style, and open and nimble in adjusting to emerging needs or shifting priorities.

    Candidates across Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply. 

    Education and experience

    • 7-10 years of relevant work experience, preferably with emerging leaders or in education management
    • A bachelor’s degree (required); Masters or Doctorate Degree (preferred) in a discipline relevant to any of the Academy’s focus areas (entrepreneurship, technology, public policy)
    • Experience supporting philanthropic efforts through stewardship and grants is highly desirable.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Evidence of a commitment to leadership training and development
    • A strong network across Southeast Asia, and working knowledge of the region
    • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability build high value external relationships
    • A proven record of visible and effective leadership and management, and the demonstrated ability to professionally develop, nurture and retain talent
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to speak credibly to both industry and academic audiences, and serve as a bridge of both
    • Fluency in English (required) and the national language of an ASEAN Member nation (bonus).
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Multiple Open Faculty Positions: Fulbright Undergraduate Program

    Who we are

    We are Fulbright University Vietnam, Vietnam’s first independent, non-profit, liberal arts, sciences and engineering university. We are an expanding international team of educational innovators, with deep roots in Vietnam, strong political and financial backing, and connections to educational institutions around the world.

    We believe in the power of collaboration, active learning, transdisciplinary thinking, and risk-taking, and we understand that effective education requires putting students at its center.

    What we are doing

    We are creating Fulbright University Vietnam’s flagship undergraduate program: a 21st century liberal arts education that spans engineering, arts and letters, and the sciences.  Fulbright’s undergraduate program is currently in its first year of operation, with a founding class of 115 students. The program is being developed with a spirit of co-design,” where teams of faculty, staff and students enhance features of the university in processes of user-centered design.

    We are creating an institution that transforms the lives of young people, addresses the pressing needs of Vietnam, and ultimately points the way toward a new approach to high quality education in developing countries. You can learn more about our institution at www.fulbright.edu.vn.

    The opportunity

    Join Fulbright as a Faculty Member to be part of the team building a new approach to university education from the ground up.  Fulbright seeks scholars and educators who care deeply about developing students as engaged learners and citizens, working in a transdisciplinary environment without traditional departments, and participating in a student-centered start-up university environment. Our diverse body of students is exceptional, both within Vietnam and internationally.  The admissions process is highly competitive, with students selected on the basis of academic excellence, community-mindedness, eagerness to learn, independence, innovation, and autonomy.

    Located in Ho Chi Minh City, our institution is in one of Southeast Asia’s most rapidly developing and dynamic cities, offering a blend of traditional and modern cosmopolitan life.

    How to apply

    If you share our values, are up for the rewards and challenges of working in a non-traditional environment, and have or expect to have a terminal degree or equivalent experience in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, computational sciences or engineering, we would love to hear from you. We are particularly seeking applicants with the disciplinary backgrounds listed below but will consider all qualified applicants.

    • Art & Media Studies: candidates with background in Media and Communications Studies with Regional Expertise in Southeast Asia.
    • Literature: candidates with background in Literary Studies with an emphasis on Vietnamese and Asian literature.
    • Vietnamese Studies: candidates with background in Education, Cultural Studies with a strong background in Vietnam.
    • Economics: candidates with background in Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Finance, and Political Economy.
    • Social Sciences: candidates with background in Anthropology, Sociology, or Political Science with a regional expertise in Southeast Asia.
    • Psychology: candidates with background in Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology (licensed preferred) or Cognitive Psychology.
    • History: candidates with background in Modern East Asian history with an emphasis on modern China whose research emphasizes connections between East Asia and Southeast Asia and Vietnam in particular.
    • Integrated Sciences: candidates with background in one or more of the following areas: Physics, Materials Science, Biology (bioinformatics), Chemistry.
    • Mathematics: candidates with background in Applied Mathematics with emphasis on Financial Mathematics, Applied Probability and Statistics, Engineering Mathematics.
    • Computer Science: candidates with a background in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Data Science.
    • Engineering: candidates with background in an engineering systems-related field, with priority is following fields: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechatronics, and Robotics.

    Applications are welcome on a rolling basis, however those received before December 31 will receive primary consideration for this hiring cycle. Please apply at this website:

    https://fulbright.submittable.com/submit

  • Faculty Positions: Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management

    Who we are

    Located in Ho Chi Minh City, FUV is Vietnam’s first private, not-for-profit university announced by President Barack Obama on May 24, 2016 and given substantial financial support from the US State Department, USAID, and a variety of private donors. We aim to create an institution that can transform the lives our students, address the pressing needs of Vietnamese society, and ultimately point the way toward a new approach to high quality education in developing countries.

    What we are doing

    The FSPPM builds upon a two-decade long initiative of Harvard University to incubate a center of public policy research and teaching, the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP). In the fall of 2016, Harvard transferred the people and programs of FETP to FUV. In 2019, FSPPM be-comes the first public policy school in Southeast Asia accredited by NASPAA. Among FSPPM’s activities are a full-time Masters in Public Policy (MPP) program with two concentrations – Policy Analysis and Leadership & Management; and the Vietnam Executive Leadership Program – a high-level policy discussion forum with the Vietnamese government with FUV and Harvard.

    FUV’s Board of Trustees has adopted an ambitious mandate for FSPPM to become an internationally recognized graduate professional school that prepares students for positions of leader-ship in all sectors of society and contribute to the resolution of the grand challenges facing Vietnam, the region, and the world through policy engagement, analysis, and research.

    The opportunity

    Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) seeks applications for a faculty position in the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM). Preference will be given to applicants in the following two broad categories: (1) public management, leadership, and negotiation; and (2) urban economics, planning, and development.

    Qualifications and How to Apply

    Candidates will ideally take up the position in the 2020-2021 academic year. Remuneration and benefits will be internationally competitive. A PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) in a policy-relevant field is required. Relevant teaching and research experience in policy issues are desired. Experience or interest in Vietnam and Southeast Asia will also be appreciated. Vietnamese lan-guage skills are valuable, but not required. Applicants are invited to send a letter of interest, a CV and the names of three professional references to jobs.fsppm@fulbright.edu.vn. The positions will remain open until filled; please apply by August 15, 2020 for fullest consideration.

  • Assistant Dean, Undergraduate studies

    We are seeking an Assistant Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies to work directly for the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies, receive broad guidance with administrative supervision, and is granted broad authority to participate in the establishment of academic policy, procedures and programs. The position is expected to report directly to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    As the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, you will perform the following duties which is not an all-inclusive list:

    • Be responsible for the oversight of the program development in the Undergraduate program to ensure their quality and consistency with the development and implementation of institution’s regional US accreditation plan.
    • Provide supports in planning and supervising faculty hiring procedures.
    • Provide oversight of the faculty efforts in support of the institution’s undergraduate program, faculty review and contract renewals.
    • Supervise personnel (including full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and academic affair staffs), assign work to subordinates evaluates work performance, give advice and guidance, resolves employee complaints…
    • Supervise and arrange for faculty development and training (including professional growth, grant writing, research support…)
    • Manage learning courses and provide supports in academic planning (courses, spaces, enrolment, staffing, class size, faculty/student ratio…).
    • Oversee the research curriculum for all undergraduate majors and ensure compliance with accreditation standards and accepted procedures for institutions of higher learning.
    • Support internal departments in related projects (such as Communications, Admissions, CEI…)
    • Realize and maintain partnerships with international and local learning institutions.
    • Provide supports in registrar work and academic policies redefining process.
    • Realize and provide supports in upcoming exchanges programs for students.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    •   Master or doctorate degree in education, or a related field.
    • 5 years of experience in higher education administration (including supervision of personnel, budgets, and strategic planning) and/or teaching experience in higher education.
    • Demonstrated experience in representing an institution with international accrediting bodies and other commissions.
    • Experience working with multiple faculties, students and staff, as well as external visitors.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for identifying needs, conducting research, and developing innovative proposals, solutions, and programs.
    • Strong project-management and office management skills; administrative expertise with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate on office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to promote effective collaboration and demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, and support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Academic Affairs Assistant

    We are seeking an Academic Affairs Assistant of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies to help us to provide administrative support to the faculty of Fulbright University Vietnam in their day-to-day activities at University for undergraduate program. The position is expected to report directly to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The position’s duties and responsibilities include:

    • Execute general administrative tasks and provide administrative support to the faculty
    • Assist with overflow work for Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs Manager
    • Support in the overall workflow of Undergraduate Faculty (including course scheduling, faculty hiring, visitors, travel arrangement…)
    • Perform academic affairs support for courses or academic activities (including field trips, experiential learning, course material production and distribution, or equipment management…), alert faculty of problems in this area
    • Assist faculty and staff with operations, management, and coordination among Wellness, Learning Support, Sandbox functions
    • Serve as a public contact for the Undergraduate program and answer general enquiries from faculty members, students, and other departments regarding the program
    • Assist to schedule faculty meetings, scheduling, room arrangements, to prepare materials, and distribute minutes
    • Liaise with facilities to provide support on faculty space and student space management
    • Collate feedback from students, faculty, alumni, and other stakeholders to pass on to relevant persons at the University
    • Support in organizing academic events by coordinating with other departments
    • Support other departments for major Fulbright events including interviews, workshops, conferences, admissions, and graduations.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
    • 1-3 years of working experience at a similar position for a multinational organization
    • Having working experience in a university is an advantage

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Vietnamese
    • Excellent organizational capability and time management skills, highly organized multitasker who works well in a fast-paced environment
    • High sense of customer service and interpersonal skills, including tact, discretion, empathy, and cooperation
    • Ability to control emotions and remain calm at all time
    • Positive contribution to the team and willingness to take various tasks as required
    • Willingness to problem-solve and propose more effective procedures and protocols for improving academic operations
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Accreditation and Assessment Manager

    We are seeking an Accreditation and Assessment Manager to join Fulbright University Vietnam team. The position is expected to report directly to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies.

    Scope of Work

    The Accreditation & Assessment Manager (AAM) provides leadership and support for institutional accreditation and ongoing assessment activities. The AAM reports to the Dean of Fulbright Undergraduate Studies and oversees institution-wide assessment as well as institutional and specialized accreditation initiatives to support the university’s commitment to continuous improvement and the goal of being qualified for the regional US accreditation. The AAM provides leadership and guidance in the areas of accreditation, institutional effectiveness, assessment, and strategic planning accountability.

    The AAM is responsible for organizing, overseeing, and developing accreditation documentation, visits and reports required by regional and international accreditation agencies. This position will coordinate across key institutional units and support with decision making that based on data-driven assessment.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Oversee the development and implementation of institution’s regional US accreditation plan
    • Ensure that the University follows best practices of assessment in conducting assessments and complying with accreditation standards
    • Support the institutional strategic planning process with data to track progress
    • Maintain assessment resources, including course evaluation and faculty assessment
    • Manage the University’s plan to assess student learning and institutional effectiveness
    • Support curriculum development process to ensure appropriate assessment methods are embedded in the program outcomes
    • Work with the Registrar’s Office on academic policy and assessment related matters
    • Provide inputs on academic, curricular and faculty evaluation review
    • Summarize findings, write annual assessment reports and executive reports, present assessment results to executives and large groups
    • Collaborate and provide assessment support for faculty with course materials, and staff members with programming at their unit level to foster student learning and enhance student experience
    • Promote campus-wide the awareness of an assessment culture and evidence-based practice
    • Work on special programs as assigned, serve on departmental and campus-wide committees as appropriate, and participate in activities that enhance the campus community and/or larger community to further University services.
    Qualifications 

    Education and experience

    •  Master’s degree in a related field, doctorate preferred
    • 5-7 years of experience in higher education administration with a broad understanding of current practices and frameworks around learning and assessment or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Demonstrated experience in quantitative data management and advanced statistical analysis
    • Demonstrated experience in US higher education accreditation standards and processes
    • Demonstrated experience in representing an institution with international accrediting bodies and other commissions
    • Experience working with multiple faculties, students, and staff, as well as external visitors.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrable record of discretion regarding confidential information and ability to manage detailed reporting and multiple deadlines
    • Ability in qualitative data collection and analysis techniques including focus group interviews and survey design
    • Strong analytics and problem-solving skills for identifying needs, conducting research, and developing innovative proposals, solutions, and programs
    • Strong project-management and office management skills; administrative expertise with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate on office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to promote effective collaboration and demonstrated ability to lead, collaborate, and support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain assessment processes and outcomes that are easy to understand by non-specialists.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

    We are seeking a Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer. The position is expected to report directly to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development.

    Scope of work

    The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer manages the partnership and fundraising efforts for corporations and foundations with multiple interest areas across the University; provides professional guidance for goal setting and leadership in identifying and executing strategies that are most likely to be achieved through corporate relations, and foundation relations; develops annual goal setting and partnership and fundraising plans and directs related activities in support of these goals and objectives; manages a portfolio of major organizational prospects and leads the staff to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward companies and foundations in support of University partnership and development goals; works collaboratively with administrative and academic leadership, trained committed volunteers and University Development staff to ensure fundraising success; works to engage department heads and faculty in the development enterprise.

    Roles and responsibilities
    • Proactively build relationship with Corporations and Foundations in Vietnam and abroad
    • Proactively identify prospects to evaluate, develop and implement plans for partnership and solicitation strategies; travel to visit prospects
    • Assist in the development and operation of partnership and development programs designed to identify and enhance major corporate and foundation support to the University
    • Maintain liaison with appropriate staff and executives to strengthen existing relationships
    • Assist and/or advise and/or lead efforts with University Development staff and others in the process of identification, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation prospects
    • Match University strengths and interests with prospective corporates, foundation, and donor interests to support
    • Prepare, review, edit and package formal proposals; collate and interpret available research data pertinent to development of relationships with potential donors
    • Lead or assist in the development of policies, procedures, and systems
    • Prepare and present reports for University officials and external audiences

    Other duties: 

    • Assume responsibility for office operations, as necessary
    • Identify, cultivate, recruit and train volunteers for designated projects
    • Develop for the Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives’ approval and execute plans for the evaluation, cultivation and solicitation of funding, cooperation, foundations prospects
    Job requirements

    Educational level

    • Bachelor minimum, Master or above preferred.

    Working experience

    • 2-4+ year related experience
    • Specialties in Foundations, Corporations relationship and fundraising preferred
    • Experience working for Foundations or University Development office preferred
    • Proven track record in developing relationship, securing grants and corporate gifts, preferably in a higher education environment.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent relationship management
    • Excellent written and oral communication in English.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.

    The successful candidate will be energetic, ambitious, goal-oriented and creative, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a talent for building strong and productive relationships across constituencies.

    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Financial Aid Officer

    We are seeking a Financial Aid Officer to support the establishment and operations of Fulbright’s need-based financial aid program. This is a unique opportunity to help craft Vietnam’s first fully need-based financial aid program, an integral component of Fulbright’s educational mission. The position will report directly to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.

    Scope of Work

    The Financial Aid Officer is expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in the admissions and financial aid teams, as well as colleagues from other teams such as outreach, communications, and academics and student life.

    The Financial Aid Officer’s main responsibility is supporting the life-cycle of Fulbright’s need-based financial aid program. In addition, the Financial Aid Officer will also support other teams as needed in projects and tasks related to student outreach and admissions.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Support the life-cycle of Fulbright’s need-based financial aid program including:
      • Communicate Fulbright’s financial aid approach to prospective students, families, and the public through school visits, public events, and social media
      • Analyze financial aid forms and interviewing families to assess applicants’ financial circumstances
      • Manage data confidentiality and security
      • Provide reporting to philanthropic donors
      • Conduct post-mortem reviews of the financial aid process to identify ways to improve subsequent cycles
    • Support other teams as needed, especially on projects and tasks related to student outreach and admissions.

    Other duties

    Contribute to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; explore new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; help others accomplish related job results as and where needed.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • A Bachelor’s degree

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent Vietnamese and English communication skills (both verbal and written), especially the ability to communicate effectively with students and families
    • Strong alignment with Fulbright’s mission and a passion for working with students
    • Effective project and process management skills
    • A good understanding of the socioeconomic context within Vietnam
    • Ability to analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data to assess financial need
    • Willingness to travel extensively to meet with prospective students and families
    • Willingness to work collaboratively and flexibly on projects beyond their work scope
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Finance Business Partner

    We are seeking a Finance Business Partner to join our Finance team. The position is expected to report directly to the Budget and Financial Controller.

    Scope of Work

    Working closely to create a real and active partnership with Business Units’ operation and management. Provide real time support and analysis, advice and add value to assist Business Unit Management in decision making.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    1. Finance Business Partner:
    • Work closely as a partner with Business teams to analyze the short and long-term financial consequences of strategies, goals, and decisions; offer insightful advice, assess historic & current business performance, highlight areas of opportunity for improvement and ad-hoc as business required
    • Demonstrate strong financial management skills to, evaluate and analyze financial data. Keep pace with changing relevant regulations, standards, and business factors that may impact financial performance
    • Partner with Business Management to build the annual budget, tracking actual expenses, manage effort allocation of each personnel in Business Units. Notify Business Management in case of any foreseen budget shortfall and providing solutions
    • Analyze revenue & expenses of programs and consult leaders on improvements in terms of finance
    • Identify key issues in current earnings & spending and offer solutions on building a sustainable development
    • Build standard cost structures for expenses, such as standard costs for Outreach projects, normal events, networking events, …
    • Identify reasonable price for new classes, researches and outreach projects, reasonable % financial aid rate.
    2. Management Reporting and Decision Support
    • Stay alert to internal and external business development and trends
    • Balance profit margins and objectives to maximize financial results
    • Turn financial expertise into clear, compelling recommendations
    • Make certain that solutions are financially sound, and that decision-makers understand the facts before taking any action with a potential impact on the bottom line
    • Understand the interaction of key business drivers
    • Understand the key elements of Fulbright’s financial strategy
    • Articulate key financial concepts and information to both financial and non- financial audiences
    • Provide leadership and partner with other functional teams to establish the ongoing development of financial/management reporting that support the business decisions and strategic goals. Lead standardization, rationalization, and simplification of management reporting for the university
    • Drive reporting improvement through using of technology tools
    • Provide input and identifies opportunities to improve data integrity and usefulness for effective management reporting and implements as appropriate to enhance reporting
    • Partner effectively with Budget & Planning team for reporting and data needs, defining which performance indicators will be needed to explain/measure business performance and the frequency – design and deliver the report with the right level of analysis
    • Control and manage accounts department to ensure it meets company requirement
    • Monitor and manage all aspects relating to cost of classes, initiate and implement any area for cost reduction
    • Collect and analyze financial data to support business decision, provide explanations of deviation to budget and actual
    • Respond to complex ad-hoc requests with constructive and high-quality solutions.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
    • Mastery in Excel & Power point
    • CMA/CPA certificate is a plus
    • 2-3 years working in Financial Planning & Analysis, especially in a university is an advantage.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Analytical and Logical deduction skills
    • Growth, Lean and Business First mindset
    • Ethical, passionate, and committed
    • Good English language skills
    • Curious, flexible, and open-minded
    • Independent critical thinking
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Legal Officer

    We are seeking a Legal Officer to help us to provide advice on a variety of in-house legal matters in regulatory compliance and risk management, policy formulation and training, contract review and drafting, intellectual property, litigation management, and other areas of law. The position is expected to report directly to the Legal Manager.

    Scope of Work

    The Legal Officer will be expected to exercise a high degree of independence, excellent judgment, communicate effectively with high-level officials and stakeholders, address programmatic and operational issues, and advance the mission of Fulbright to foster diversity, equity, and inclusivity in access to opportunities throughout the Fulbright community. Given the start-up nature of Fulbright, the position encompasses a wide range of roles from front-line services to behind-the-scenes processing.

    The Legal Officer is also required to effectively communicate the risks and legal issues involved in any matters and business of Fulbright.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    1. Steer and coordinate daily in-house matter management
    • Ensure, monitor, and oversee compliance with all applicable laws, including general not-for-profit university and Education law, as well as Corporate and Employment law requirements
    • Draft, negotiate, maintain, and oversee contracts, including professional service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, facility use agreements, and independent contractor agreements for all areas of Fulbright
    • Research and anticipate unique legal issues that could impact the institution
    • Provide legal awareness training and legal subject-specific training for all employees. Effectively communicate the importance of legal documents such as contractual requirements, preservation notices, etc.
    • Play a key role in collaboration with law firms and experts
    2. Provide legal mater management
    • Provide accurate and timely counsel and guidance on legal implications of matters involving Fulbright, including contractual matters, legal compliance, dispute resolution, coordination with auditors, and supervision of outside counsel
    • Work collaboratively with other departments, and/or outside counsel to define a strategic plan to any, and all legal matters involving Fulbright.

    Other duties

    • Contribute to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; explore new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; help others accomplish related job results as and where needed.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in law
    • At least 2 – 5 years’ experience in international law firm and in-house area
    • Experience in education and construction is preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong foundation in contract law, employment law and company law
    • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-moving and dynamic environment
    • A legal innovator, who comes up with solutions that are both legally strong and commercially practical.
    • Good command of English and MS Office.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Manager of Partnership

    We are seeking a Manager of Partnership to join Strategic Initiatives and Development. The position is expected to report directly to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development.

    Scope of Work
    • Manage and develop relationships with existing partners of FUV
    • Lead on establishing new partnerships in the Vietnam and abroad with industry and private organizations
    • Manage and extend commercial arrangements with other non-delivery partners (e.g. professional bodies).
    Roles and Responsibilities
    • To lead and/or assist the building of FUV’s institutional sustainability plan and other partnership related strategic initiative under the university
    • To lead in identifying target organizations for partnership, matching their needs to the FUV offerings (including research, consultancy, support in scholarship, etc.)
    • To establish external networks relevant to FUV strategic plans to allow representing and promoting FUV and its offer, and to use these channels toidentify potential strategic partnership organizations
    • To identify opportunities for growing the business and maximizing revenue streams from strategic partnership projects, working closely Delivery Partners, university partners and other professional bodies
    • To develop FUV’s university partnerships in line with its strategic plan
    • To identify pain points and challenges for partners/partnerships and provide market guidance and feedback to the relevant internal teams to ensure that high quality of service of FUV with external stakeholders
    • To lead in presenting collaboration opportunities, including in-country delivery projects. To coordinate or drive the delivery of such project plans, working closely with Development and Academic team, to ensure that the offering matches the business needs of the prospective collaboration partner
    • To participate in appropriate working groups and discussion forums; attending and speaking at conferences and reporting back; and contributing to the FUV business plan
    • To provide timely market feedback on program, product, and value-added services opportunities to contribute towards FUV plans and development to support growth
    • To work within the allocated budget and assist the Development Director in setting, evaluating, and managing the annual budget.

    Other duties

    • To assume responsibility for office operations, as necessary
    • To identify, cultivate, recruit and train volunteers for designated projects
    • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the status of the post, as deemed necessary by the Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
    • To develop for the Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives’ approval and execute plans for the evaluation, cultivation and solicitation of funding, cooperation, support from corporations and foundations.
    Qualifications

     Education and experience

    •  Master’s degree or above preferred
    • 4-6+ year related experience
    • Track record of management capability
    • Specialties in Corporations relationship and external engagement preferred
    • Experience working for Corporations, Foundations or University Development office preferred
    • Proven track record in developing relationship, securing grants and corporate support, consultancy, and research program preferably in a higher education environment.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    •  Excellent relationship management
    • Excellent written and oral communication in English
    • Demonstrated knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
    • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Procurement Specialist

    We are seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our Finance team to help build the entire procurement process and support procurement activities at Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV). This individual will organize, control and analyze all Procurement activities and introduce Procurement strategies targeting maximum contribution to the operating result. This position will work with our Finance Team to support the procurement and bidding activities. The position is expected to report directly to the Director of Finance.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Build the procurement system based on the existing policies, local regulations, grant policies and regulations;
    • Support contractual and pricing negotiations;
    • Responsible for coordination, implementation and communication of project procurement strategy and activities;
    • Focus on process improvements with operations excellence attitude;
    • Perform procurement activities in line with prioritization and requirement;
    • Define, track and report on scheduling, risk, change, opportunities and resource management;
    • Manage with suppliers and vendors;
    • Support and track procurement activities of the FUV Campus Development Project in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 5+ years relevant work experience in Strategic Procurement or Project Management

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of the U.S. Rules and Regulations preferred;
    • Broad supply chain knowledge;
    • Strong knowledge of Excel;
    • Project management skills;
    • Experience leading cross-functional teams;
    • Excellent communication skills.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Receptionist cum Admin Assistant

    We are seeking a Receptionist cum Admin Assistant. The position is expected to report directly to the General Administrative Officer.

    Scope of Work
    • Perform front desk management activities.
    • Welcome, inform, register and guide visitors/ guests.
    • Be responsible for handling enquiries and internal /external call transfers to appropriate team members. Record and dispatch the message when necessary.
    • Update contact list of team members on time.
    • Receive, sort, record and forward incoming mails to appropriate team members. Coordinate the pick-up and delivery of express mail services.
    • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, scanning, faxing, mailing, and filing.
    • Assist the supervisor to arrange logistics for inbound and outbound business trips for all Fulbright staff/guests including, but not limited to, flight tickets, hotel booking, visa application, and transportation, etc.
    • Assist with applying for various types of visas for visitors as requested.
    • Participate in Fulbright events’ logistics organization with relevant departments under the supervisor’s coordination.
    • Conducts weekly cycle counts of inventory and follow up purchase order and payment related to Office supplies and stationeries such as sim card ordering, cartridge refill, electricity payment, plants in campus, drinking water consumption, motorbike parking, drinking water testing, Grab & Vinasun services and so on.
    • Keep records and update payment reports on filing Admin folders.
    • Collaborate with FUV courier for notarization of legal documents or important letters/files as and when required by HR and other departments.
    • Comply with all company policies and procedures and adhere to company standards.
    Roles and Responsibilities

    The position’s duties and responsibilities include:

    • Understand about office hygiene, safety and security procedure.
    • Manage, maintain and ensure the reception area in tidy and professional image.
    • Handle visitors’ complaints provide appropriate solutions and responses based on hands-on training and experience; follow up to ensure resolution.

    Other duties

    Contributing to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed; and perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • At least Bachelor’s degree
    • 1-2 years working experience specialties in Administration and Customer service or related to Education field

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Vietnamese
    • Good skill of MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point)
    • Multitasking and time management skill in a fast-paced environment
    • High sense of customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to control emotions and remain calm at all time
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Registrar and Academic Affairs Officer, FSPPM

    We are seeking a Registrar and Academic Affairs Officer to join Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM). The position is expected to report directly to the Academic Affairs Manager.

    The deadline to apply is 30/9/2020.

    Scope of Work

    The Registrar and Academic Affairs Officer (R-AAO) has the overall responsibility of providing support to Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM)’s academic operations. In particular, the R-AAO assists the Academic Affairs Manager in carrying out the School’s activities relating to admission, teaching, thesis and graduation.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Admission

    In supporting the admission process, R-AAO will undertake the following responsibilities.

    • Assist the Academic Affairs Manager in the preparation of the FSPPM
    • Brochure and application packages
    • Send out application packages and online newsletters
    • Answer telephone and email inquiries regarding the admissions
    • Receive, check, and verify online applications, including management and preparation of application packages for the selection committee
    • Send entrance exam invitation letters
    • Send out acceptance letters and keep track of confirmation
    • Prepare and send out orientation package
    • Work with IT team in publishing the student picture book.

    Teaching

    As a registrar, R-AAO will undertake the following responsibilities.

    • Prepare and distribute course materials
    • Determine translation needs and receive translation requests from faculty
    • Manage registration and enrolment for elective and optional courses
    • Track class attendance
    • Receive student request for leave of absence
    • Track faculty’s submission of course materials
    • Track student problem set submission
    • Get student feedbacks
    • Prepare transcripts
    • Maintain student academic records

    Thesis and Graduation

    In supporting the thesis and graduation activities, R-AAO will undertake the following responsibilities.

    • Track the students’ submission of thesis proposal, outline, draft, and final reports
    • Provide administrative support to students during thesis preparation
    • Prepare paperwork for thesis defense committees
    • Track and maintain thesis grades
    • Work with the administrative assistant to provide support to the graduation ceremonies

    Academic Affairs

    • R-AAO will work with the AAM to ensure that the programs comply with all relevant regulations and requirements of the University and the Ministry of Education and Training
    • Under the guidance of the AAM, R-AAO will prepare reports and other documentation requested by the School
    • R-AAO will work with the AAM to organize FSPPM’s annual academic calendar, administer admission and graduation activities, and provide academic support to second year students and their faculty advisors
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as business administration, or education management
    • At least 4-5 years working experience, especially in international education institute is a plus

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent written, oral communication & consultancy skills, including preparing and editing reports, policies and procedures
    • High level of English proficiency, equivalent to IELTS 6.5
    • Excellent customer/student services
    • Proactive, must have a can-do” attitude
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time
    • Excellent organizational skills for paperwork and data management
    • Further education in bookkeeping and scheduling is helpful, but a keen eye for detail is essential
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Research Assistant to Dean, FSPPM

    We are seeking a Research Assistant to Dean to assist the Dean of the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM) of the Fulbright in his academic and policy research. The position is expected to report directly to the Dean of FSPPM. This position involves work on theoretical and empirical research related to economic development, institutional economics, public finance, and international trade.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The position’s principal duties and responsibilities include:

    • Literature survey and summary of theoretical and empirical findings
    • Designing research, conducting field surveys, and compiling data
    • Performing quantitative and qualitative analyses.
    Qualifications

     Education and experience

    •  Master’s Degree in Law, Economics, Public Policy, or related disciplines by start date (required)

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including coursework in research methods, statistics, and econometrics (required)
    • Being familiar with statistical software like STATA, SPSS etc. (strongly preferred)
    • Being interested in pursuing an academic career in the field of law, economics, or public policy (strongly preferred)
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (strongly preferred)
    • Willing to travel and work with local governments and institutions (strongly preferred).
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn & jobs.fsppm@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must be received by October 15, 2020 for fullest consideration. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Research and Outreach Associate, FSPPM

    We are seeking a Research and Outreach Associate to coordinate the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management’s resources to develop, deliver, and evaluate policy research and outreach activities. The position is expected to report directly to the Dean of FSPPM. This position involves work on applied and empirical research related to economic development, urban development, and public governance at both central, regional, and local levels.

    Roles and Responsibilities
    • Participate and support senior instructors in teaching activities
    • Design and conduct policy research, particularly at the regional and local levels
    • Support and maintain the FSPPM’s reputation for excellence in policy research and engagement
    • Participate in the FSPPM’s teaching activities at both fulltime and executives education programs
    • Generate innovative public engagement activities in order to disseminate informed knowledge and get understanding from the FSPPM’s research to a wider community of public policy makers and analysts
    • Assist the Directors of MPP and AA in student recruitment activities. 
    Qualifications

    Education and experience 

    • Master’s Degree in Law, Economics, Public Policy, or related disciplines by start date (required)
    • Strong background and experience working with the government, both at central and local levels.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

    • Ability to mobilize institutional resources, including faculty, alumni, and academic/professional networks for developing, delivering, and evaluating policy research
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including coursework in research methods, statistics, and econometrics (required)
    • Being interested in pursuing an academic career in the field of law, economics, or public policy (strongly preferred)
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (strongly preferred)
    • Willing to travel and work with local governments and institutions (strongly preferred).
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn & jobs.fsppm@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must be received by October 15, 2020 for fullest consideration. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Senior Financial Accountant

    We are seeking a Senior Financial Accountant to join Finance team. The position is expected to report directly to the Internal Controller.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The position’s duties and responsibilities include:

    1. Income Management 
    • Manage all sources of income including tuition, project/research income, donation, and other sources.
    • Process accounts receivables transactions such as billing, posting, invoice issuance, customer payments, revenue allocation and analyze income information.
    • Collaborate closely with Admission, Registrar and Billing teams as well as with variety of other internal departments to keep track of all customer information, incoming payments in Salesforces system.
    • Provide 1st tier billing support and effective resolution through investigation and analysis of customer’s concerns or issues and ensure customers are provided accurate and complete resolution in a timely manner.
    • Administer customer and donor data information in many facets of billing cycle, fundraising process, etc. in Accounting system.
    • Manage Accounts Receivable mailbox to attend to inquiries and gather documentations such as payment instructions, contracts, gift agreements, award agreements, etc.
    • Prepare monthly income reports required by management such as AR ageing, clearing account status, donation, incoming payment projection, etc. Prepare and issue statutory forms for donation acknowledgement.
    2. Statutory Financial Management and Analysis 
    • Ensure that all business transactions have been properly accounted for and reflect the company’s accounting process, completeness and accuracy of trial balance.
    • Prepare bank reconciliation reports on a regular basis by comparing book and bank balances to ensure integrity of company’s finances.
    • Generate risk management reports based on existing system data to ensure regulatory compliance.
    • Perform other general ledger functions: accounting for prepaid expenses, accrued liabilities, fixed asset tracking, depreciation and amortization, equity, and interest income and expense, etc.
    • Responsible for Financial Reporting and its analysis and focal point for coordination with Auditor, Tax Agent and other Reportorial Requirements of 3rd parties.
    • Ensure that month end financial reports are properly prepared.
    • Prepare Statutory management reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends such as employees’ fringe benefits, fund usage, cash flow management, etc.
    3. Process Improvement and Others
    • Ensure law compliance to avoids legal challenges.
    • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
    • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
    • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
    • Communicate process objectives, steps, and changes to ensure processes are performed in compliance with company close schedule.
    • Ensure compliance with VAS principles and have knowledge about GAAP, IFRS is a plus.
    • Keep abreast with and disseminate rules and regulations of U.S Federal (CFR – Code of Federal Regulations) affecting accounting, financial and tax matters for better compliance
    • Liaise with Internal Controller to improve financial procedures.
    • Ensures that all confidential information is secured and only disclosed in accordance with Company policies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    Qualifications

     Education and experience 

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
    • At least 2 years’ working experience in the related field required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

    • IFRS or GAAP knowledge preferred
    • Well versed in Invoice, Tax regulations, Accounting Standards, Financial Analysis
    • Possess a competitive analytical and solving problem skills and keen attention to details
    • Advanced Microsoft Office skills and good working knowledge in accounting systems (MS Dynamics for Finance and Operation – D365FO is a plus), billing systems
    • Fluent in English
    • Integrity and Honesty
    • Good time management, organizational and work prioritization skills
    • Good attention to details and analytical abilities
    • Willingness to learn, openness to new ideas, as well as ability to innovate new processes are all pluses.
    How to Apply

    Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to jobs@fulbright.edu.vn. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.

  • Strategy and Operations Officer

    About the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    The CEI is Fulbright’s very first university center, established in summer 2019 to empower future entrepreneurs and innovators to go after Vietnam and the region’s greatest challenges and opportunities. The CEI’s mandate is to work with future entrepreneurs and innovators broadly, including but not limited to Fulbright’s full-time student body. Link to the CEI’s website.

    As the youngest unit of Fulbright, the CEI is still very much a startup within a startup university, and there is near unlimited potential for growth and impact. Since its inception in 2019, the CEI has made rapid progress in cultivating entrepreneurial talent, both in terms of Fulbright students and the broader youth population in Vietnam. The CEI has, in the past year, organized:

    • An entrepreneurial work-study program called the Venture Fellows Program, where we selected, trained, placed, and supported undergraduate students to intern at Vietnam’s leading startup and technology companies
    • An entrepreneurship bootcamp with Reactor School, a leading entrepreneurship education organization out of Singapore
    • A two-day nationwide hackathon with AngelHack, Amazon Web Services, IBM, and VietnamPost
    • Seminars on venture capital investing with Hustle Fund, a global venture capital firm
    • A corporate training workshop pilot program in collaboration with a University of Michigan Ross School of Business marketing professor, John Branch
    • Numerous panels and workshops on entrepreneurship and venture capital by startup founders and venture capitalists in the region

    The CEI has also engaged over 50 companies, investors, and educators in Vietnam and across the region to bring expertise to our students and community.

    In the upcoming year, the CEI is seeking to accelerate its growth further. Priorities are likely to include, but are not limited to, the following initiatives:

    • Expanding the Venture Fellows Program to include new geographies and/or new focus tracks
    • Establishing an international-standard professional education program for Vietnam and Southeast Asia’s rising leaders, with a focus on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation
    • Establishing a formal undergraduate curriculum offering for Fulbright students
    • Conducting intensive immersion experiences such as entrepreneurship bootcamps and hackathons
    • Organizing a region-wide conference for rising Southeast Asian leaders on the future of education

    In time, as Fulbright matures as an institution, we envision the CEI to incubate and accelerate startups and innovative projects – especially those that tackle Vietnam’s most important challenges.

    The Team

    The CEI is led by Spencer Ton. As the CEI’s Director, Spencer leverages his 12 years of experience building and scaling startup initiatives to establish and lead the CEI’s student programs, develop executive education, foster partnerships with the private sector and other institutions, as well as design alternative revenue generation activities. In addition, Spencer also supports Fulbright’s fundraising and strategic priorities.

    Prior to joining Fulbright, Spencer was the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the African Leadership Group, a Partner at Vitrum Capital, the Founding Executive Director at the Cordes Foundation, and a Director at the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific. Spencer serves on a number of boards including Educate!, Design Capital Asia, and was formerly a Trustee at the Ashesi University Foundation, an American style liberal arts University in Ghana.

    The team is also supported by Chien-Teng Chia, who serves as the current Officer. Over the last year, Chien-Teng has helped transform the CEI from an idea into a thriving center, including developing and executing on the Venture Fellows Program and various other immersion experiences. Prior to Fulbright, Chien-Teng was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, serving public and private sector clients in Europe, North America, and Asia.

    Fulbright is seeking a high-potential Strategy and Operations Officer who will support the planning, execution, and improvement of CEI initiatives. In particular, Fulbright is seeking an officer with an all-rounded toolkit (e.g., analytical and critical thinking skills, project management, stakeholder engagement and management, and program development) who is ready to roll up their sleeves and roll with the punches to establish Fulbright’s ambition for the CEI. The role is flexible, there are plenty of opportunities for the responsibilities to be scaled up to meet the needs and capabilities of the officer.

    In the upcoming year, the CEI is seeking to accelerate its growth further. Priorities are likely to include, but are not limited to, the following initiatives:

    • Expanding the Venture Fellows Program to include new geographies and/or new focus tracks
    • Establishing an international-standard professional education program for Vietnam and Southeast Asia’s rising leaders, with a focus on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation
    • Establishing a formal undergraduate curriculum offering for Fulbright students
    • Conducting intensive immersion experiences such as entrepreneurship bootcamps and hackathons
    • Organizing a region-wide conference for rising Southeast Asian leaders on the future of education.
    Roles and Responsibilities

    The specific scope of work for the Strategy and Operations Officer includes but is not limited to:

    • In partnership with the CEI Director, establishing an ambitious vision and plan for the CEI, building off of the progress made to date and at the same time putting one’s own mark
    • Ideating, building, executing, and continuously improving CEI programs, such as expanding the Venture Fellows Program internationally and creating new initiatives for the CEI
    • Building a strong and motivated team to execute the CEI’s ambitious vision in a high-quality way
    • Engaging and mentoring students who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation
    • Cultivating a strong network of entrepreneurs, innovators, and corporations in Vietnam and the region
    • Developing strong partnerships with academic institutions and faculty members, especially overseas
    • Ensuring the CEI’s financial health, both by building revenue-generating programs and by fundraising with donors, government agencies, and foundations
    • Working effectively with the broader Fulbright team, including students, faculty, staff, and trustees, to secure support for the CEI, and support the establishment of Fulbright University Vietnam more broadly.
    Qualifications

    Education and experience

    • At least Bachelor’s degree
    • At least 2 years of work experience in related fields such as management consulting (e.g., MBB, Big 4) and education management (e.g., Minerva, Teach for All). Other related fields include venture capital, investment banking, or product management

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability build lasting external relationships, engage and mentor students, lead teams, and work cross-functionally with colleagues across Fulbright
    • Sharp problem-solving, including the ability to react quickly and creatively to unexpected changes
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak credibly to both industry and academic audiences, and serve as a bridge between the two
    • Alignment with Fulbright’s mission and a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and education
    • Fluency in the Vietnamese language is a plus, but not required
    How to Apply

    Please complete application form here.  The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.