US Director

American Research Center in Egypt
Washington, DC

Premier American organization researching in Egypt seeks a Director for US operations.


The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is “to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties.”


ARCE is a membership organization composed of both institutional members (Research Supporting Members or RSMs) and individual members. The RSMs comprise virtually all of the major North American academic and cultural institutions with research interests in Egypt and include some of the most prestigious private and public academic and cultural institutions.


ARCE is seeking a US Director to spearhead its efforts in the United States, to lead the DC-based office, and to provide expert knowledge in both management and fundraising. This position will report directly to the Executive Director based in Egypt and will ensure the effective management and leadership of the US Office by carrying out the US side of ARCE’s programming and initiatives. The Director will lead and mentor all US-based staff, defining objectives and developing a results-oriented fundraising, membership, and development strategy to reach specific objectives and targets.


  • At least 10 years of development experience, with five years of comprehensive non-profit management.
  • Experience in developing and leading successful annual and multiyear fundraising programs.
  • Ability to identify new relationships among potential stakeholders and experience cultivating new and existing partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability as a relationship builder; experience building membership and a donor base for an organization.
  • Familiarity in working with academic experts in their field; ability to translate complex research into language comprehensible to funders.
  • Experience working in a museum, higher education, or other academia is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, Master’s Degree or MBA is preferred.
  • An understanding of the cultural heritage of the Middle East is highly desired.


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