Program Assistant, Fulbright

Washington D.C.
May 06, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Program Assistant, Fulbright

At AMIDEAST we pride ourselves in being a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. We also pride ourselves in providing 40+ days of paid leave and a great 401k with 6% matching.

The Program Assistant is a key member of the 19-person unit charged with managing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and other programs. This is an entry-level position.


  • Represent AMIDEAST and the Fulbright program to visiting university representatives and at conferences or seminars
  • Assist with the university placement and monitoring of Fulbright Foreign Student candidates and grantees
  • Correspond with Fulbright students, AMIDEAST field staff, U.S. colleges & universities and Department of State representatives
  • Contribute to department’s social media efforts as requested
  • Assist with interviewing prospective Program Assistants and interns
  • Assist with the supervision and training of Fulbright program interns
  • Serve as resource for staff, maintain the student database documentation guide, and continuously update documentation per department needs
  • Assist in compiling various Fulbright reports and student files
  • Assist in compiling data required for AMIDEAST’s J designation student program annual report
  • Assist in conducting student and participant orientation sessions
  • Arrange and track student incoming and outgoing travel logistics
  • Process and reconcile student payment requests and coordinate with unit finance officers
  • Maintain students’ health benefits coverage enrollment and respond to related student inquiries
  • Other clerical and administrative duties as assigned by supervisor



•     Bachelor's degree and minimum one year relevant experience in an office environment

•     Strong computer skills (candidate should list experience with various software programs including Microsoft Office), and demonstrated ability to learn new systems and software

•     Flexibility and ability to shift priorities to meet tight deadlines


•     Previous experience working with and supporting students, specifically international students

•     Previous experience working with stakeholders from the Middle East and North Africa

•     Strong and demonstrated interest in international education and/or education management projects

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

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