Program Officer

Washington D.C.
Feb 10, 2021
Mar 17, 2021
Program Manager
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.  


  • 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.


·        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

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

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