Program Officer

Amideast

About the organization

Founded in 1951, Amideast is a leading American nonprofit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). We believe that self-forged, fulfilled lives lead to understanding, mutual respect, and a more peaceful, productive world.

Duties

• 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

Qualifications

Required

• Bachelor’s degree
• 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 multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently
• Proficiency with Windows environment, particularly MS Office
• Familiarity utilizing Excel spreadsheets


Preferred
• Master’s degree
• Language proficiency in Arabic and/or French

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit application online to website.

Include CV and Cover Letter.

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