Career Opportunities


Council of American Ambassadors


Executive Director


The Council is seeking a self-driven and highly competent Executive Director to lead all ongoing operations and to develop strategies to ensure future growth of the organization.  Duties of the Executive Director include: administering day-to-day operations including communications, finances and member services; developing and promoting in-person and virtual programing; maintaining close communication with the Board of Directors and providing concierge services to all members.

The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, a thorough understanding of U.S. foreign policy, sound judgement and the ability to work both independently, as well as in close coordination with the Board of Directors.

Executive Director Responsibilities:

Oversee all day-to-day financial and administrative activities of the Council to include managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, budgeting, processing payroll, and reconciling financial statements.

Lead development activities such as the annual fund appeal, the annual membership renewal and occasional grant applications.

Organize monthly speaker programs and bi-annual foreign policy focused conferences.  Responsible for all aspects of event planning including developing content, identifying speakers, securing venues, and promoting event to members.

Manage two fellowships – one to support undergraduates interning at the Department of State and one to provide professional development to mid-career public diplomacy officers.  Responsible for advertising the fellowships, collecting and evaluating applications, and organizing programming and mentoring.

Organize bi-annual Board of Directors meetings.  Work with President of the Board to set agenda and provide all necessary material to Board members.  Prepare annual budget and report on revenue and expenditures to the Board of Directors.

Oversee Communications Director’s work on the production of the semi-annual American Ambassadors Review and the CAA Live! podcast, as well as the content of the Council’s two websites and social media posts.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to