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The Center for Khmer Studies

The Center for Khmer Studies, the American Overseas Research Center in Cambodia, is based in Siem Reap, with a branch office in Phnom Penh. CKS promotes research and scholarly exchange in the social sciences, arts and humanities between American, international, and Cambodian scholars through a variety of programs focused on Cambodia and its region. CKS is currently seeking an experienced and motivated

In-Country Director

Major Responsibilities: Leadership, management and administration.
CKS seeks a strong leader who can plan, implement and evaluate its long-range mission, in collaboration with its Board. Responsibilities include program development and oversight, hiring and supervising staff, developing/ monitoring the annual budget, developing an active program of conferences and workshops, oversight of translation/publications program, networking with Khmer scholars and institutions, and solicitation and administration of grants. In conjunction with the new CKS US office, the Director will undertake fundraising, including grants, outreach efforts, engaging and motivating current and potential donors. The Director reports to directly the President, who, in turn, reports to the Board. The Director represents CKS in Cambodia.

Desired Qualifications:
♦ Graduate degree(s) in in relevant field
♦ Fluent written and spoken English and Khmer
♦ Excellent communication skills
♦ Strong leadership initiative, flexibility and interpersonal skills
♦ Ability to work closely and effectively with an diverse, independent, international Board
♦ Demonstrated management skills
♦ Experience in administration of academic programs and conferences
♦ Demonstrated ability to draft and monitor budgets
♦ Experience in fundraising, grant writing and reporting
♦ Familiarity with education in Cambodia and Southeast Asia

Competitive salary and benefits

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send information electronically by October 26, 2016 to
1) A cover letter setting forth your interest in the position, including a description of relevant academic, research and administrative experience, showing how these meet the needs of the position.
2) CV
3) Contact information for three (3) references who are knowledgeable about and who can best comment on the applicant’s qualifications. Please provide us with their telephone and email contact information.

We will begin contacting short-listed candidates starting on November 1, 2016. The position will be open as of December 1 (negotiable).

CKS does not discriminate based on gender, national origin, age or religion.

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