Program Assistant, Fulbright

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 12, 2021
Closes
Aug 16, 2021
Industry
Education
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Full Time

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

POSITION SUMMARY

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 Officer 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:

Provide administrative duties including:

  • 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, Department of State representatives, and binational Fulbright commission staff.
  • Accurately maintain student files and database records.
  • Coordinate and assist with conducting virtual interviews with Program Officer 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.
  • Coordinate student allowance payments.
  • 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 interns.
  • 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.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum one year relevant experience in an office environment.
  • Precise attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office.
  • 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