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Regional Program Officer, Fulbright Student & Scholar Programs, Western Hemisphere (Latin America, Caribbean & Canada)

Institute of International Education
Washington, DC 20005
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    130266116

Institute of International Education


IIE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities.


Organizational Department:

Schedule: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level:

Location: Chicago IL - Chicago, IL 60602 US
Houston TX - Houston, TX 77027 US
New York NY - New York, NY 10007 US
San Francisco CA - San Francisco, CA 94108 US
Washington DC - Washington, DC 20005 US (Primary)

Job Description:

Supports Program Management (PM) project deliverables for specified countries or programs within the Western Hemisphere (Latin America, Caribbean and Canada). This individual will support the implementation of the contractual services for the Fulbright Program, including country-specific budgets and program policies, working closely with their counterparts at Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassies overseas and IIE's program delivery groups to enable programmatic success.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicates with regional counterparts at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State, Fulbright Commissions, and Foreign Posts by responding to general and specific program questions, inquiries and correspondence.
  • Provides information to internal IIE units and external regional Fulbright counterparts so that country and programmatic priorities and policies can be achieved.
  • Monitors grant funds, including supplementary, cost-shares and endowments and recommends financial allocations for assigned country portfolio.
  • Maintains detailed grantee records; analyzes data and develops reports for the Program Directors and Regional Assistant Directors.
  • Review applications and determine grantee eligibility. Host peer review panels and facilitate selection process.
  • Collect and review documents provided by visiting scholars and foreign students to ensure timely U.S. visa issuance.
  • Advises participants and works with host institutions to resolve issues. Assist in developing recruitment and outreach strategies to promote Fulbright programs in the assigned region.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
  • Requires at least two years of related work experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience in projects and tasks involving complex details which require well-developed organizational, time-management and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, policy and procedure manuals and write complex reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of team members and external contacts; sensitive to cultural differences when working with people from other cultures; and ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters and to demonstrate sound judgment in consulting with and keeping others informed.
  • Ability to easily adapt to changing organizational needs and a fast-paced work environment; work independently without close supervision and as part of a team.
  • Ability to compare and evaluate possible courses of action and recommend or decide appropriate course of action.
  • Knowledge of higher education systems in the United States and abroad.
  • Fluency in English, written and oral. Spanish or Portuguese language skills preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.


Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Travel: Less than 10%



PI130266116
Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-16

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Institute of International Education
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