Job: ACMS Seeks Executive Director

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) seeks an entrepreneurial Executive Director to be based in its Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia office. The Executive Director will lead the development of new programs and projects. ACMS is a non-profit, non-governmental educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. For more information about ACMS, please visit

The Executive Director will be responsible for the management of the ACMS Ulaanbaatar office, staff, and programs, and lead the development of new programs and partnerships in Mongolia and abroad. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead strategic planning and oversight of the programmatic and financial activities of the organization. The position requires an ability to work effectively with international and Mongolian academic institutions, scholars and students, international donor and aid agencies, and the public.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience as a leader in a non-profit or educational organization.

  • Experience and demonstrated success with grant writing, fundraising, program development, and program implementation.

  • Experience developing and overseeing budgets, financial reporting, and the administrative aspects of running a non-profit organization.

  • Experience working with a higher education institution or associated organization.

  • Experience living and working in Mongolia, including Mongolian language abilities.

  • An advanced academic degree.

Application materials required include: * A cover letter that summarizes your interest in the position and relevant experience * A current CV with contact information * A list of three references. References will only be contacted for short-listed candidates. Please submit your application as an email attachment to:

For questions about the position, please email: Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Review of the applications will begin August 1, 2020. The position will remain open and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

The American Center for Mongolian Studies is a member center of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).