Junior Program Officer

Availability

  • Full time, Immediate

Location

  • Washington, DC

​Duties/Responsibilities

  • Perform a wide variety of duties necessary to assist planning and implementing exchange
    programs in coordination with regional bureaus, other bureau offices, program agencies, and
    posts.

  • Perform relevant administrative planning and implementation for task/project completion
    and provide support for major organizational analysis, design and implementation projects.

  • Maintain a close and highly responsive relationship with the office’s day-to-day activities.

  • Confirm and prioritize project plans and deliverables as agreed upon between the staff contractor
    and ECA COR and Office/Division supervisor (or Office Director or Deputy Director).

  • Provide data analysis, record keeping and research.

  • Work directly with the Office Director and staff to organize orientation programs for outgoing U.S.
    Fulbright students and scholars, including those from Afghanistan.

  • Duties include participation in office-wide meetings, communication with grantees, alumni, and speakers, coordination with the workshop hotel and caterers, liaison with cooperating agencies, organization of materials and printing, coordination of disbursements, assistance during one or more orientation programs, including attendance at all events, assistance with troubleshooting and coordination of follow-up.

  • Work directly with the Office Director and other staff in gathering, organizing, recording and
    tabulating data on the projects and programs conducted through the Office of Academic
    Exchange Programs.

  • Research and respond to public inquiries and assist in compiling statistics
    and reports on Academic Exchange programs.

  • Work directly with the Deputy Director to manage and administer special, short-term exchange
    programs for students and/or scholars.

  • Draft, format, and produce correspondence and reports, including fact-sheets and other
    informational tools, based on exchange and budgetary data.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with international educational and cultural exchanges, or other types of
    international programming and activities, including planning orientations and enrichment
    programming.

  • Strong interpersonal skills in maintaining effective liaison with other State Department
    offices, Fulbright Commission and Embassy colleagues, program partners and other entities
    involved in academic exchange programs.

  • Knowledge of priorities, policies, and program goals of exchange programs.

  • Skills and experience in fundamental fiscal accounting and budget principles.

  • Demonstrated skills in program administration, operating procedures, oversight and
    monitoring.

  • Facility with standard software, including the complete Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel,
    Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint), and an ability to learn and work with other software, as well as
    database applications.

  • Familiarity with J-visa requirements pertaining to the two-year home residency requirement.

  • Ability to interact with all nationalities in a culturally sensitive manner.

  • Strong, timely and precise organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities.

  • Strong critical and creative thinking and analytical skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience creating and posting content
    for use in social media.

  • Strong ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and multi-task in a high volume,
    fast-pace work environment.

  • Strong ability to also have a flexible, team-oriented approach to work.

  • Exposure to U.S. foreign affairs agencies and/or international organizations.

Special Requirements/Education

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. Foreign language skills are
    preferred.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position. A Master's degree with an international focus
    is preferred.

H4 Enterprises Benefits Overview

  1. Health Benefits

    • United Health Care Medical Insurance: The company pays a portion of the employee
      only option at a $1,000 deductible. Each employee has the option to buy up or down
      (lower or higher deductible). Employees are eligible from day one of employment.

  2. Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays

    • H4 employees are entitled to ten (10) paid holidays per year; ten (10) PTO and seven
      (7) Sick days

  3. Retirement Planning

    • Effective, the first of the month following their hire, employees are eligible to
      participate in the H4 Enterprises LLC SIMPLE IRA Plan through Wells Fargo
      Investments. Employees can contribute up to $12,000 (2014) annually. H4 will match
      up to 3% of the employee’s salary. Employees can contribute as of day 1, however
      matching begins after 90 days. This account has no vesting period and belongs to the
      employee solely. The first day of the month following completion of three months of
      employment, they will be eligible for the employer matching contribution, which is
      currently 3% of their gross wages paid quarterly.

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