Program Assistant, Fulbright

Washington D.C.
Jul 12, 2021
Aug 16, 2021
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time



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.  


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.


  • 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.

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