Program Officer, Fulbright

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 17, 2018
Closes
May 22, 2018
Hours
Full Time

The Program Officer is a key member of the 20-person unit charged with managing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program in the Middle East and North Africa. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for student supervision caseload, a placement caseload of nominees, and supervision of an assistant and interns. The incumbent also will assume responsibilities that pertain to and require the involvement of the Fulbright unit as a whole. Therefore, the program officer must be organized, diplomatic and team-focused.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage  the placement and supervision of Fulbright students from the Middle East & North Africa in degree programs at U.S. universities 
• Communicate with students, State Department, field offices, Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Academic institutions and other agencies concerning program-related matters
• Supervise Program Assistant and interns, assign work load as leader of student placement/supervision team
• Forecast student costs, develop individual grant budgets, approve grant payments and track student disbursements
• Report quarterly student costs to Fulbright Commission on student costs
• Negotiate admissions and financial aid opportunities on behalf of students
• Promote the Fulbright Program to U.S. academic institutions through campus visits, presentations and other outreach efforts 
• Represent Fulbright and AMIDEAST at U.S. professional conferences
• Travel domestically and to the region to assist with selection and pre-departure/post nominations orientations
• Contribute to department’s social media and web pages
• Contribute to program documents and manuals revisions 
• Draft statistical and narrative reports
• Contribute to refining program operations and procedures 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

•BA required, Masters degree preferred
•Minimum of 3-4 years experience in a student services environment
• Previous supervisory experience 
• Experience with J-1 exchange visitor programs and experience with U.S. graduate admissions desired
• Ability to maintain and organize a large amount of detailed information (ex: budgetary and student related information)
•Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
•Ability to work independently 
•Proficiency with Windows environment, particularly MS Office 
•Familiarity utilizing Excel spreadsheets

 

AMIDEAST is Equal Opportunity Employer /Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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