Institute of International Education
IIE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities.
Schedule: Full Time
Education: Bachelor's Degree
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)
The Regional Program Officer, Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs supports Program Management (PM) project deliverables for specified countries or programs within the East-Asia and Pacific region. 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 the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassies overseas, and internal teams within the larger Fulbright team at IIE to enable programmatic success.
The Institute of International Education ("IIE") has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office work and telework at any of the locations listed above.
- Maintains detailed grantee records; analyzes data and develops reports for the Program Directors and Regional Assistant Directors.
- Communicates with counterparts at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Commissions, and Foreign Posts for assigned countries or programmatic portfolio and responds to general and specific 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.
- Reviews applications and determines grantee eligibility. Hosts selection panels and facilitates selection process.
- Collects and reviews documents provided by participants to ensure timely U.S. visa issuance and onboarding.
- Advises participants and works with hosts to resolve issues.
Education and Work Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- 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.
To help promote and ensure the safety of our employees and those we work with, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees that have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. State and local guidelines apply.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
- Experience managing complex and large scale budgets strongly preferred.
- 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.
- Background experience in the East-Asia and Pacific region is preferred.
- Knowledge of higher education systems in the United States and abroad preferred.
- Fluency in English, written and oral. Abilities in a second language relevant to the region preferred.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
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%