Program Assistant, Fulbright

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 06, 2019
Closes
Jun 10, 2019
Industry
Nonprofit
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

•     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

Preferred:

•     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

Please provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to http://jobs.amideast.org

 

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

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