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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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

Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

The University of Denver invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent, doctoral granting university with high research activity. The University has become increasingly known nationally and internationally for its creative, 21st-century approaches to problem-based scholarship, a holistic, student-centered approach to learning, and a dedication to the public good through local, national and international partnerships. It plays an integral role in the cultural, social, economic and educational life of the vibrant and fast-growing city and region it calls home. The University enrolls about 12,000 students from all regions of the United States and 83 foreign countries in its distinguished undergraduate liberal arts and sciences, graduate and professional programs. The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes allow personalized instruction as well as multiple opportunities for research, exploration, and holistic student development.

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world's leading schools for the study of international relations. The School’s innovative programs provide students the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to become global leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Since its founding in 1964, the Josef Korbel School has challenged students to think independently and innovatively to create change.

The School offers a growing Bachelor of Arts degree program in International Studies; a Dual BA/MA program; 7 Master of Arts degree programs, as well as several dual or joint Master’s programs and a growing number of certificate programs; a Master of Public Policy degree; and a PhD degree program in International Studies.

The new Dean will be a person of academic and professional accomplishment, distinguished by a record of leadership, innovation, and success in the international arena. An earned doctorate or terminal degree in a social science discipline, international studies, or a related field is strongly preferred. Candidates should have a record of scholarship, teaching, and/or professional achievement that would qualify him or her to hold a faculty position at Korbel (e.g., in the tenure series or in the professor of the practice series).

Whether or not s/he is currently affiliated with an academic institution, the incoming Dean must have experience working with and a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of the academic environment. At the same time, in keeping with Korbel’s emphasis on both theory and practice, the incoming Dean ideally would also have meaningful experience in international affairs in which both administrative and policy formation skills were critical.

The University of Denver is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and promotes the full participation and prosperity of all of its members. The University embraces a distinctive philosophy that employs senior leaders as catalysts in a concerted effort to recruit all members of the University community—students, staff, faculty and administrators—in the implementation of comprehensive plans for diversity and inclusion.

For more information on the Korbel School:

To view the full position profile, please visit: DU Korbel Dean, Position Profile.

The start date is negotiable with the expectation that the Dean will begin by summer of 2019. Please send all nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest, in confidence and electronically, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner
Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate
Holly Jackson, Senior Associate

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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