Program Assistant, Fulbright

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
Jun 29, 2020
Closes
Aug 03, 2020
Function
Program Manager
Industry
Education, Nonprofit
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Full Time

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

POSITION SUMMARY

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 20-person department charged with managing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa. The incumbent will work in tandem with the assigned Program Manager to support a student caseload and perform placement activities.  The incumbent also will assume responsibilities that pertain to and require the assistance of the Fulbright department as a whole. Therefore, the Program Assistant must be organized, diplomatic and team-focused.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the university placement and monitoring of Fulbright students from the Middle East & North Africa
  • Coordinate university application submissions and track admission decisions
  • Correspond with Fulbright students, AMIDEAST field staff, U.S. colleges & universities and Department of State representatives and Fulbright Binational Commission staff
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of the annual Fulbright reentry workshop
  • Accurately maintain student files and database records
  • Coordinate and assist with conducting virtual interviews with Program Manager and nominees during the university placement process
  • Coordinate virtual pre-departure orientation meetings with incoming Fulbright students
  • Arrange and track student incoming and outgoing travel logistics
  • Process and reconcile student payments
  • Anticipate DS-2019 renewals and generate necessary forms
  • Enroll and maintain students’ health insurance coverage and assist students with questions or issues concerning their medical coverage
  • Assist with interviewing prospective Program Assistants
  • Contribute to department’s social media efforts
  • Assist with the supervision and training of Fulbright program intern(s)
  • Represent AMIDEAST and the Fulbright program to visiting university representatives and at conferences or seminars
  • Provide general clerical support to the Fulbright department as a whole

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum one year relevant experience in an office environment
  • Interest in the Middle East & North Africa and/or International Education desired
  • Experience working with students is a plus

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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