Senior Program Officer

Amideast

About the organization

Amideast is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in 1951, Amideast in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA region and managing U.S. scholarships and exchanges such as the flagship Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Duties

Manage a placement and supervision caseload of U.S. Department of State funded Fulbright students from the Middle East & North Africa in degree programs at U.S. universities
Manage a placement and supervision caseload of Higher Education Initiative funded Fulbright students from Egypt 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 a Program Assistant and interns, and assign placement/supervision workload
Forecast student costs and develop individual grant budgets
Approve grant payments and monitor student disbursements
Conduct quarterly audits of student costs and reconcile accounts
Prepare quarterly cost reports
Negotiate admissions and financial aid opportunities
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
Lead the planning and operation of new nominee and pre-departure orientations for relevant countries
Travel domestically and/or to the MENA region to assist with selection and pre-departure/post nominations orientations (when public health conditions improve subject to availability of funds)
Contribute to department’s social media and web pages
Contribute to program documents and manuals revisions
Draft statistical and narrative reports

Qualifications

-BA required
-Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience in a student services environment
-Previous supervisory experience
-Experience with J-1 exchange visitor programs and U.S. graduate admissions
-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

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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