The Algerian-American Foundation for Culture, Education, Science and Technology (AAF-CEST) is seeking an Executive Director who will provide dynamic leadership in planning, managing and directing its programs, within the greater Washington DC area.

The new Executive Director will ensure that programs, operations, resources are in place to achieve their mission.

The AAF-CEST is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) whose mission is to develop, strengthen, sustain and promote educational, scientific, technological and cultural exchanges between the peoples of Algeria and the United States of America.

The ED will be reporting to the Chairman or his/her designee, He/She will have responsibility for and authority to direct the work of the AFF-CEST in order to achieve the growth and impact targets as established by the Board.


The new ED will have a passion for and commitment to AAF’s mission and possess the highest integrity both professionally and personally. He/She will provide leadership to the Board, donors, and the foundation associate and counterpart in Algeria to insure the best practices are followed in all areas including strategy/program development, organizational leadership, and resource development/fundraising. He/She will lead the effort to secure AAF’s leadership position in Culture, Education, Science and Technology with Algeria through strengthening programs, relationships, and identifying new resource development (funding) sources.

  • Assist in developing; promoting a strong and lasting partnership between the Algerian and American peoples, as well as AAF’s initiatives to promote scientific projects and workshops, conferences on issues of mutual American- Algerian interest.
  • Establish resource development goals with the Board and develop strong and diversified fundraising strategies, while cultivating meaningful relationships with current and potential donors.
  • Plan, implement, and execute strategies and policies consistent with, and to further support, AAF’s mission and objectives.
  • Promote awareness of AAF’s image and work by ensuring an understanding of their programs and services in promoting the bridge connecting and linking Algeria and the US, through collaborative projects and cultural exchanges.
  • Work closely with and report regularly Chairman or his/her designee to insure that programs and efforts are undertaken to promote the health of AAF’s mission and purpose.


The new ED will have a discernable track record in an executive leadership role. The ED will have an entrepreneurial focus with measurable success in leading strategically and operationally, defining and implementing programs and initiatives in the achievement of organizational goals and objectives to include:

  • Possess the passion, commitment, and qualities to promote and protect AAF’s mission, vision, and goals.
  • Demonstrated success in leading the development and implementation of comprehensive resource development programs to promote sustained revenue growth.
  • Ability to articulate and carry out the goals of the foundation.
  • Possess the ability to cast and establish a strategic vision and successfully implement it over the appropriate timeframe to achieve stated growth objectives.
  • Strong leadership skills in team and consensus building, problem solving, delegation.
  • Proven track record in organizational and financial management of organizations.
  • Undergraduate degree training desirable.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills both verbal and written, Polyglots’ (such as French and Arabic) and IT savvy are required.

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