Director, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs

University of Pittsburgh

Date: 09/02/2020

Location: Pittsburgh

The Director of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs (NRIEP) leads and oversees the operations of a collection of 31 museum-quality classrooms renowned for promoting cross-cultural understanding and celebrating Western Pennsylvania’s ethnic diversity and immigrant heritage through its classrooms, tours, student group, student scholarships, faculty grants, cultural and educational outreach programs and events. Founded in 1926, the Nationality Rooms were established as a partner with ethnic communities formed as committees; continuance of these partnerships is an essential part of collaborating with community resources and advancing Pitt’s strategic goal of Embracing the World and Strengthening Communities.

The Director reports to the Executive Director of Global Engagement, is a member of the global engagement senior team at the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and has overall direct responsibility for all NRIEP personnel. The Director must demonstrate significant and proven leadership and philanthropic experience in non-profit, museum, gallery and/or academic environments. They must exhibit depth of knowledge on, and experience engaging, the cultures represented across the Nationality Rooms.

The successful candidate will have well-rounded exposure and experience working across sectors (e.g. industry, education, communications, marketing, management) and academic disciplines. The Director should be experienced in management and operations, outreach and engagement, fundraising, curation, data collection, reporting and analysis. They must demonstrate capacity to successfully oversee scholarship program administration; site and facilities construction; the design, development, fabrication, installation and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibits; and the daily operations of a gift shop/visitor center.


Master’s Degree required in higher education administration, museum studies, personnel administration, international affairs, public policy, historic preservation, art and architectural studies or related field. Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities is essential. Project management, fundraising, and accounting skills are also important. Proficiency in a language other than English is preferred. A minimum of five years’ experience engaging with international populations/projects/programs is required.

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