Senior 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, 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

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
• Supervise Program Assistant and interns, assign work load 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
• 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 program documents and manuals revisions
• Draft statistical and narrative reports
• Contribute to refining program operations and procedures

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

• BA required, Masters degree preferred
• 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

Salary

$65,000 - $80,000 based on experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a cover letter and CV with your application online to our website. Thank you!

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