The German Center for Research and Innovation New York (DWIH) is seeking a full-time, in-house Head of Programs.

Anticipated starting date: April 1, 2022.

The Head of Programs will work closely together with the Executive Director of the DWIH and will be responsible for communications and outreach strategy, growing and maintaining the DWIH’s extensive network, and developing and managing events in accordance with DWIH’s primary goals which include:

  • Presenting Germany to the North American market as a land of research and innovation
  • Enhancing the dialogue between academia and industry in Germany and North America
  • Creating a forum for the initiation and enhancement of transatlantic research projects
  • Providing an information platform for the German research and innovation landscape


  •  Excellent knowledge of science and research institutions in Germany and in the US/Canada
  • Master’s degree, PhD preferred
  • Leadership skills and experience in managing a small team, events and budgets
  • Outstanding communications skills in dealing with diverse groups
  • Creativity, flexibility, willingness to travel and occasional work during evenings
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Fluency in English and German, including strong writing skills in both languages
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the deadline of February 22, 2022.

Salary: $82.800 during first 6 months, $100,000 thereafter. Annual salary adjustments, 401k, health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

About the DWIH: Under leadership of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), DWIH receives its funding from the German Auswärtiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office). DWIH New York is one of five German Houses of Science and Innovation (DWIHs) worldwide and is part of the German government’s Strategy for the Internationalization of Science and Research.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Head of Programs DWIH” to: Ms. Solveig Berkman at