The Assistant Director of the Humphrey Fellowship Program (HHHP) provides leadership of and support to programmatic goals, including but not limited to: event planning, seminar planning and facilitation, and ongoing learning and enrichment initiatives for the program Fellows. The Assistant Director assists the Director in preparing the annual report and grant renewal applications, and ensures that the existing programs run smoothly by providing ongoing operational and administrative support to the Director, Questrom leadership, and Fellows. This position ensures smooth, efficient daily operations of the Program, which includes supervising the Senior Program Coordinator and student employees, and assists Director in all financial matters, from creating the budget to overseeing the purchasing of items. This position also acts as a liaison between Boston University and the Institute for International Education, located in Washington, D.C. The Assistant Director also provides counseling and guidance to international Fellows related to all aspects of their stay in the US, both academic and non-academic. This may include cultural competency counseling, assisting with residential life, immigration documentation for themselves and their families, community service learning, course registration and academic planning, and professional development. This individual will also continue to develop and maintain alumni relations communications and database updates, and he/she will develop content for the website and social media. Assists Director in promoting the Program and cultivating relationships with internal and external affiliates.
About the Humphrey Fellowship Program (HHHP): The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright activity, primarily funded by Congress and administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State with assistance from the Institute of International Education. Cohorts of 1015 Humphrey Fellows are annually hosted by universities chosen for their excellence in the Fellows fields and for the resources and support they offer. Over the course of an academic year, Fellows engage in professional and leadership development, collaboration with U.S. counterparts, and exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and their home countries. The Humphrey alumni network comprises over 5,600 Fellows worldwide. Boston University is the only university to have continually hosted Humphrey Fellows since the Programs inception in 1978. Our own alumni network exceeds 500 members in over 120 countries.