Job Opportunities For Retirees

In addition to the jobs featured below, the following companies, universities and non-profits offer employment to former and retired Foreign Service personnel:

  • - Self-Help International (SHI) has always been concerned with helping people help themselves; it governs what projects we undertake, where they take place, and what our end goal should be. We have committed to two countries in the world: Ghana, West Africa, and Nicaragua, Central America.
  • - Careers with Rice University.
  • - World Learning is a nonprofit organization advancing leadership in more than 60 countries.
  • - USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.
  • - IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.
  • - At Ellucian, provides education institutions with the innovative solutions they need to help people everywhere discover their futures through learning.
  • - FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
  • - International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. small business, supporting and facilitating economic and industrial development.
  • - Crown Agents USA delivers innovative economic development, health services, procurement, food security, and monitoring and evaluation projects as a development partner.
  • - Plan International USA works with partners, donors, and communities to ensure a brighter future for children around the world.
  • - Serves individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.
  • - For 50 years, URC has sought to combine the idealism of academic research with the pragmatism necessary in the real world.
  • - Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides.
  • - CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services.
  • - International Organization Careers - Short-Term Contracts - Employment opportunities and recruit for specific technical expertise or to fill temporary staffing gaps.

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Oral History Program Assistant, Association for Diplomatic Studies & Training

The Oral History Program Assistant (PA) is a part-time (30/hrs.) position for someone passionate about ADST’s mission with the needed skills to match. The incumbent ensures that recorded interviews are edited and posted on the Library of Congress and ADST websites. The new incumbent will look for ways to streamline and update operational processes and prepare tri-annual status reports for the ADST Board. More specifically these tasks involve:

  • Oral History Administrative Duties: Maintain master list and calendar of interviewees; upload audio files for storage & transcribing; effect Deeds of Gift for each interview; prepare reports for ADST Board and grant requirements; track interviews being transcribed; recruit & supervise transcribers; facilitate transcription payments; review transcriptions for quality and download files to ADST.
  • Editing process duties: Review transcribed interviews for quality and systemic issues; send transcriptions to interviewee (or volunteer) for editing; work with interviewees to ensure timely editing; edit some incomplete transcriptions.
  • ADST review process duties: check formatting, spacing, etc.; conduct detailed spell check & research proper names, etc.; save final text as PDF and Word; upload to ADST website and prepare files for Library of Congress.
  • Semi-annual updates: revise/update the Oral History Finders Guide and the Country Readers, as appropriate.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The ideal candidate will have at least a BA and a passion for the ADST mission. The position requires multi-tasking, good writing, editing, problem solving, organizational and processing skills and, ideally, a command of Microsoft Word & Excel, Google docs & spreadsheets, Notepad, Wordpress, iTunes, audio file conversion, and Dropbox. Proven interpersonal teamwork and communication skills are essential. The PA drives the operational oral history production process, and the incumbent’s tact and commitment to quality for which the program is recognized will determine the Program’s future.

Applications can be sent by mail or e-mail to the following addresses NLT October 31, 2018:

Marilyn Bentley, OH Program Assistant
T: 703 302-699
Attention: cc:

Susan Johnson, President
ADST P.O. Box 41839
Arlington, Va. 22204

The American University of Kurdistan seeks retired or former Management Officer

The American University of Kurdistan, founded in 2014, seeks a retired or former Management Officer with at least ten years of experience in Management postings, some of which should be in conflict zones and/or hardship posts, who will be able to build and lead teams of local employees in HR, financial management, general services, security, housing and general support for expat staff, etc. This will involve building the sections from the ground up, hiring and training staff, and developing policies and guidance that conform to local and U.S. requirements as needed. While these services are already in place at the university, the applicant will be expected to evaluate what we have and build on the existing base to build an administrative support team for the university that will be able to meet the high standards of U.S. university accreditation in a two-year time frame. In fact, the job will be very much like what a Management Officer would be doing in a new post in which the support infrastructure has to be established or enhanced.

The ideal candidate will have experience in Iraq or other conflict zones, enjoy working in hardship postings, and even have experience with academic administration at the university level, although the latter is not required. In any case, the applicants must have experience in greater hardship postings and a sense of adventure as the job will have challenges that are common to such postings. While family members are welcome to live at post with the applicant, employment opportunities outside the university are very limited.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is without question the safest part of Iraq and, in fact, is one of the safest areas of the Middle East. The compensation package will depend on the applicant's experience and qualifications, but it will be competitive.

For more information on the university itself, please visit our website at For more information about the job and the unique and exciting challenges the applicant will face, please contact Amb. (ret.) John Menzies on or the Director of Advancement, Michael McClellan on

Professor of the Practice & Executive Director of the Center for Grand Strategy, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Professor of the Practice and Executive Director for its new Center for Grand Strategy. The Center will serve as an intellectual hub for the critical re-examination of current U.S. grand strategy. It will foster and disseminate innovative grand strategic options that are grounded in scholarship. The successful candidate will assume an 11 month academic administrative appointment and will meet qualifications as a non-tenure track Professor of the Practice of International Affairs teaching two courses per academic year. Along with managing the day-to-day affairs of the Center, the executive director will take a leading role in establishing the Center, implementing its mission and raising its national and international profile, in consultation with the Academic Director, a Department of International Affairs faculty member, and the advisory committee of the Center. The applicants must have a minimum of a Master's degree and should have broad experience in and knowledge of international affairs, especially instruments of national power and how they interact in the context of grand strategy. Teaching experience and advanced degrees in an appropriate academic field are encouraged but not required. The executive director will report to the Dean of the Bush School and will have a five-year renewable appointment.

The Department of International Affairs is one of two departments in the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Additional information about the Bush School is available at

The start date for this position is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2019.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and complete contact information for three references. Please send applications to the Search Committee, c/o Ms. Rane Cunningham at

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative ActionNeterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a visionary leader to serve as Chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. The School seeks an energetic, enterprising, and collaborative Chair to lead and manage the School, enhance its reputation nationally and internationally, expand its position within the Institute, cultivate collegiality, encourage professional development of faculty and staff, and direct development initiatives to elevate the School’s stature and capacity. The Chair must be an effective advocate for the School to inspire and articulate our vision for continued growth and development. The successful candidate will be the inaugural holder of the Sam Nunn Chair.

Embedded within one of the world’s leading technological research universities – the Sam Nunn School is not only a center of policy-relevant research and learning focused on the intertwined roles of technology, culture, and global politics – but also a “connector” across the campus and the world. Drawing on the insights and inspiration provided by the distinguished former Senator for which the School is named, the School’s faculty and academic programs explore issues such as security, international technology policy, political economy, and the challenges of global development with focus on Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. The School strives to connect learning and experience through its interdisciplinary degree programs, policy relevant research with a strong theoretical foundation, and regular interaction with practitioners.

The Sam Nunn School is one of six schools in the Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. The School offers Bachelor of Science degrees in International Affairs, Economics and International Affairs, and International Affairs and Modern Languages; a Master of Science in International Affairs; and a Ph.D. in International Affairs, Science and Technology. A total of 22 tenured/tenure-track faculty members provide administrative and instructional support to over 170 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. As part of our commitment to broad-ranging public engagement and policy impact, the School also has six Professors of the Practice, who are drawn from the upper-reaches of the political, legal, defense, economic, and business worlds. Oversight of our academic programs requires a strong commitment to progressive undergraduate and graduate education, international programs, and multi-disciplinary collaboration in the College and the Institute.

The successful candidate must possess either a Ph.D., or another appropriate terminal degree, and a scholarly record that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor or extensive professional experience that would warrant appointment as a distinguished professor of the practice in a suitable discipline of the Sam Nunn School. The individual should have significant managerial experience that reflects demonstrated leadership preferably in, or of relevance to, higher education; a proven aptitude for effective financial, academic, and personnel management; experience in strategic planning, development, securing external grants, and/or fund-raising abilities; a history of successful collaborative decision-making, and fostering an inclusive environment. In addition to substantive scholarly or professional depth in a field of international affairs, the successful candidate must have interest in research and policy analysis. An appreciation for, if not research focus on, the intersection of science, technology, and innovation with international affairs is strongly desired.

Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 25,000 students and is ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. The metro Atlanta area is home to more than 6 million people and is the fifth largest agglomeration of higher education in the United States. Among the fastest growing U.S. metropolitan regions, Atlanta hosts 25 consulates of foreign governments and has direct air service to 75 international destinations in 50 countries. C.A.R.E., Habitat for Humanity International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Carter Center are headquartered here, as are 18 Fortune 500 Corporations. Georgia Tech seeks to define the technological research university of the 21st Century in an interdisciplinary pursuit of the ways in which problems are identified and solved. Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO employer; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional information pertaining to the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is available at

Applicant review will begin on October 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, application materials should include: (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s relevant experience and vision for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) examples of scholarly or policy-relevant writing, and (4) the names, positions, and contact information for five references, who will be contacted only with the candidate’s approval. Please include a brief statement of your relationship to each reference. Materials should be sent electronically to: Applicant files will be treated confidentially.

Semi-finalist interviews are expected to be conducted virtually betweeen November 5-7 and campus visits for finalists are expected to commence in early January. The appointment is anticipated to begin July 1, 2019, depending on the availability of the selected candidate.

For questions about the search, candidates should contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Anna Westerstahl Stenport, at

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