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Program Officer, Fulbright Student & Scholar Programs, Western Hemisphere - Latin America, Caribbean

Institute of International Education
Washington D.C.
$55,043 - $70,386
Closing date
Apr 21, 2023

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Program Development
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Program Manager
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Job Description:

This role 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.

Review applications and determine grantee eligibility. Host peer review panels and facilitate selection process.

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.

Collect and review documents 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.


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.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least two years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of higher education systems in the United States and abroad required.

Experience living and/or working in the Western Hemisphere or working with the region is preferred.

Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills 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.

Fluency in English, written and oral.

Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook. Advanced Excel skills preferred.

Salary Range: $55,043 - $70,386. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, internal organizational equity, and geographic region.

IIE offers a robust suite of benefits to team members including medical, dental, and vision plans, paid time off and holidays, student loan and tuition reimbursement programs, professional development reimbursement program, retirement plans and a family medical leave benefits. Please visit our careers page for further details.

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.


Established in 1919 with the founding premise that international exchange could make the world a more interconnected place, the Institute of International Education has championed international education and pioneered new models of collaboration across institutions of higher education with a worldwide reach. Today, IIE proudly supports flagship educational and cultural exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, in addition to government, corporate and foundation programs. IIE is proud to assist scholars, students and artists threatened by conflict and unrest in their home countries.

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