World Learning seeks a Program Officer to support the implementation of the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES), a program funded by the U.S. Department of State. This position provides an opportunity to reengage with U.S. and international exchange alumni in a range of fields, learn about key U.S. foreign policy issues in each region of the world, and support follow-on projects through the administration of small grants to alumni.
World Learning administers the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Through the Alumni TIES program, approximately 320 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs will engage in three-day seminars in different regions of the world and the United States to amplify the impact of their exchange program and encourage continued connections with other alumni around the globe. Working closely with the Office of Alumni Affairs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, World Learning designs and implements the seminars; handles all logistics related to the seminars, including site selection, travel, and per diem funding; and manages the Alumni TIES Small Grants program which provides an opportunity for alumni to take action and make a positive difference in communities around the world.
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to manage multiple tasks, work both independently and collaboratively, and communicate clearly and effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders. An interest in working with people from other cultures and backgrounds and a positive, proactive attitude are essential. This position is part of World Learning’s Global Exchange Unit, which implements a diverse professional exchange portfolio.
The start date for this position is July 30, 2018. The position is funded through August 31, 2020, and may be extended based on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Only candidates receiving interviews will be contacted.
Members of World Learning’s staff also have access to various professional development opportunities, including skill-building workshops, shadowing sessions with internal and external entities, and brownbag lunches on various topics relevant to international education and exchange.
We seek candidates with excellent attention to detail, who thrive in collaborative settings, and who are committed to international exchange. You should have:
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