Ambassador in Residence - Office of the Provost

Howard University
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Mar 07

Position description

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Compensation

Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.

Position Information


The Ambassador-in-Residence will serve as a key leader in the development of strategies to increase the University’s engagement with the State Department, foreign embassies, institutions and various organizations, foreign and domestic.   


Reporting directly to the Provost, the Ambassador-in-Residence will provide guidance and educational leadership focused on diplomacy and foreign service, related to international programs for faculty and staff in pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. 


The Ambassador-in-Residence will participate in international liaising and collaboration with Howard University community members and members of the international community, ambassadors, and global leaders to promote expansion of the University’s international scope and mission.


Collaborate with the Assistant Provost for International Programs and the Director of the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center in advisement of the Provost regarding international programs.

Serve as a leader in the University’s implementation of a global leadership agenda.

Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Provost regarding expansion of international programs and activities.



Demonstrated administrative competence in international/foreign affairs.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Qualified applicants should have an earned doctorate, or extensive experience (at least 10 years) in international affairs, plus a post-graduate degree. Applicants should also have at least five years of relevant academic experience and/or five years of relevant international and successful management or professional experience. This includes at least 5 years’ experience in International Affairs; services as an ambassador, or similarly ranked position; minimum of five years of professional international/foreign experience in program management and grant writing; and proven track record in academic and/or corporate fundraising.

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