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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Nonprofit & Academic Jobs

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Davidson College McGee Director of the Dean Rusk International Studies Program

Davidson College seeks a leader and educator to serve as the John and Ruth McGee Director of the Dean Rusk International Studies Program. The term of the appointment is five years, with the possibility of renewal. Compensation is competitive.

History and mission

Davidson College is a top-tier liberal arts college located near Charlotte, NC. The Dean Rusk International Studies Program supports Davidson College's core mission: assisting students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service.

The Dean Rusk Program and the McGee Director are responsible for cultivating in students the desire and ability to apprehend and experience our world from many points of view. We are seeking someone who can draw together individuals and groups on campus and connect Davidson students, faculty, and staff with individuals, opportunities, organizations, and experiences around the world. The program is named for Dean Rusk '31, who served as Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969. The McGee Directorship was established by the John F. and Ruth B. McGee Foundation.

Application deadline is February 1. Start date is July 1, 2019.

Responsibilities of the McGee Director

  • Collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to develop on-campus programming that responds to developments in the global arena
  • Coordinating the distribution of over $250,000 in funding for international experiences for students and faculty
  • Reinforcing and expanding Davidson's international visibility and political and social capital in Washington, D.C. and abroad
  • Advising and mentoring students
  • Teaching one course per year in a relevant field
  • Assisting the College Relations staff to raise funds to support the program


  • At least 10 years' experience as an international affairs professional
  • Advanced degree or commensurate professional experience
  • A genuine interest in undergraduate students' personal and professional development.
  • An established network of global contacts
  • Experience in budgeting and management.
  • Proven capacity to interact and collaborate with diverse communities and to attract a diverse audience for Dean Rusk Program events
  • Teaching experience is not required or expected, but is a plus.

To Apply

Application materials should include:

  • A letter explaining how your personal, educational, and professional experiences prepare and inspire you to apply for this position.
  • A resume
  • A list of three references We will inform applicants before contacting references.

Applications should be submitted to:

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

WAE Employment

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Editor/Proofreader for Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs seeks 1-2 WAEs for editing and proofreading of the annual human rights reports -- to see finished product, go to:

Hours: Full time (preferred) or part time; September – February. Option to work in office in Washington DC (preferred), or remotely. Familiarity with the Western Hemisphere region is a plus, but not a requirement. Training sessions, editing handbook, and in person mentoring available to newcomer editors. Best qualified candidates will be comfortable with Sharepoint, excellent writers/editors, and have patience for close attention to detail, but also flexibility to roll with any changes to the editing process that may come up mid-stream. POC: Catherine Newling, 202-663-3422,

USAID-Related Jobs

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Miscellaneous Jobs

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Interested in UN Jobs in Geneva?

Are you interested in global health, humanitarian assistance, labor, or other issues of international importance? Do you speak a second or third language? Maybe you have several years of experience in human resources management, information technology, or law? Do you want to make an impact while at the same time taking up a new career in the multilateral sphere? If so, you might be a great candidate for a position at one of the many United Nations organizations based in Geneva. The U.S. Department of State assists Americans interested in such employment opportunities and makes every effort to promote American representation in these agencies. U.S. Mission Geneva advocates with Human Resources departments on behalf of qualified Americans at Geneva-based UN organizations for entry-, mid-, and senior-level positions. In instances when multiple Americans apply for the same position, the Mission generally advocates for the organization to hire an American without specifying preference. UN organizations in Geneva are seeking to recruit more qualified American applicants! For more information, contact U.S. Mission Geneva at