Program Officer, Fulbright

Amideast

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, (MENA) 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 us at www.amideast.org.

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 assign workload;
• Forecast student costs, develop individual grant budgets, approve grant payments, and track student disbursements;
• Report quarterly 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 the Fulbright Program and Amideast at U.S. professional conferences;
• As public health guidelines and related program policies permit, travel domestically and to the MENA region to assist with pre-departure or 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

• Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
• Minimum of 3-4 years experience in a student services environment
• Previous supervisory experience
• Experience with J-1 exchange visitor programs highly desired
• Experience with U.S. graduate admissions highly desired
• Ability to maintain and organize a large amount of detailed information (e.g. financial and participant information)
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently
• Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365), particularly Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please include a cover letter.

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