Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Fulbright University Vietnam

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Fulbright University Vietnam, a private, non-profit Vietnamese university inspired by the American liberal arts tradition seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO). As the first independent, non-profit institution in Vietnam, Fulbright seeks to develop the next generation of Vietnamese leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, intellectuals, and artists as globally connected citizens prepared and inspired to engage a complex future. Reporting to the university’s founding President, the EVP/COO will be an inspirational, strategic, and seasoned leader who will oversee the university’s administrative, business, and operational functions including finance, enrollment, human resources, institutional affairs, information technology, and communications. S/he will lead a talented and dedicated staff of approximately 40 and a rapidly growing operating budget of $15M from a variety of sources; including the US federal government, private donors, tuition and other sources.

Founded in 2016, Fulbright is governed by an independent board of trustees and supported by the Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam (TUIV), a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the university’s development. Fulbright aspires to engage in the full spectrum of academic inquiry. In its initial five years, Fulbright is focused on three academic initiatives: 1) an undergraduate program in engineering and the liberal arts and sciences; 2) a public policy program that includes a master’s in public policy (MPP) and an array of research and policy engagement activities; and 3) an array of innovative academic activities in areas include policy-oriented research, non-degree teaching, and entrepreneurship.

As Fulbright builds a new flagship residential campus, the EVP/COO will serve as member of the senior leadership team and partner to the President and Board of Trustees in the successful execution of this endeavor. The EVP/COO will also work collaboratively with the Chief Academic Officer as well as the TUIV Board of Directors and its Executive Director to ensure academic and fiscal excellence. The EVP/COO must bring a combination of strong managerial skills, intercultural competence, and an entrepreneurial spirit.


Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters can be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Sean Farrell, Partner

Marc St.Hilaire, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036