27 days old

Program Officer, Fulbright

AMIDEAST
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Program Officer, Fulbright

 

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;
  • Travel domestically and to the region to assist with selection and pre-departure/post nominations orientations;
  • Supervise Program Assistant and interns, assign work load as leader of student placement/supervision team;
  • 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;
  • Forecast student costs, develop individual grant budgets, approve grant payments and track student disbursements;
  • Negotiate admissions and financial aid opportunities on behalf of students;
  • Contribute to department’s social media and web pages;
  • Contribute to program documents and manuals revisions;
  • Report quarterly student costs to Fulbright Commission on student costs;
  • Draft statistical and narrative reports;
  • Contribute to refining program operations and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in a student services environment
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience with J-1 exchange visitor programs desired
  • Experience with U.S. graduate admissions desired
  •        Familiarity utilizing Excel spreadsheets to maintain and organize a large amount of detailed information (ex: budgetary and student related information)

 

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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Posted: 2019-10-21 Expires: 2019-11-20

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