Program Officer

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 10, 2021
Closes
Mar 17, 2021
Function
Program Manager
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

Program Officer, Fulbright Foreign Student Program

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 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 workload 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;
  • As public health guidelines and related program policies permit, 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 revisions of program documents and manuals;
  • Draft statistical and narrative reports;
  • Contribute to refining program operations and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

 

·        Minimum of 3-4 years experience in a student services environment

 

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience with J-1 exchange visitor programs desired
  • 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 work independently, multi-task, and prioritize responsibilities

 

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 

·        Proficiency with Windows environment, particularly MS Excel

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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