Program Manager- Fulbright


About the organization

Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges. Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Amideast operates offices in 11 countries in the MENA region. For more information, visit website.


-Lead the development, planning, and implementation of Fulbright re-entry and enrichment workshops
-Coordinate staff participation in Fulbright enrichment activities and orientations
-Develop university relations and outreach plan for augmenting Fulbright placement and cost share opportunities
-Coordinate staff participation in outreach efforts
-Manage the placement and supervision of a caseload of Fulbright students from the Middle East & North Africa in degree programs at U.S. universities
-Oversee Fulbright social media activities
-Maintain compliance with State Department communications policies
-Oversee maintenance of department’s web pages
-Supervise Communications Officer
-Communicate with students, State Department, field offices, Fulbright Commissions, U.S. embassies, U.S. Academic institutions, and other agencies concerning program-related matters
-Supervise a Program Assistant and assign workload
-Forecast student costs, develop individual student grant budgets, approve grant payments, track and audit student disbursements; and negotiate financial aid opportunities on behalf of nominees
-Serve as Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) on the Fulbright Exchange Visitor Program designations
-Train staff in outreach travel procedures
-Assist in the hiring of new staff
-Represent Fulbright and Amideast at professional conferences and public events
-Assist with revising program documents and manuals



Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of 6-8 years’ experience in project coordination and management
Previous supervisory experience required
Experience with exchange visitor programs (J-1)
Ability to maintain and organize a large amount of detailed information (including budgetary and participant related information)
Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently
Proficiency with MS Office, particularly with Excel


Master’s degree preferrednts is a plus



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