Program Assistant, Exchange Programs

 

At AMIDEAST we pride ourselves in being a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. We also pride ourselves in providing 40+ days of paid leave and a great 401k with 6% matching.

 

This employee provides administrative support for a variety of sponsored student exchange programs, including the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative Public University Scholarships Program (HEI) the Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF), and the Hope Fund (HF). 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Representing AMIDEAST and the Exchange Programs department at, university visits and special events as needed
  • Assisting with researching and placing students in U.S. colleges and universities
  • Tracking and monitoring the well-being, academic progress, immigration status and documentation compliance of the students
  • Corresponding with students, field offices, and U.S. institutions
  • Making scheduled payments to U.S. institutions and students; providing financial tracking of individual students and projects
  • Preparing orientation packets and making travel arrangements for incoming/departing participants
  • Enrolling and maintaining participants on various health insurance programs
  • Inputting and maintaining computer records on database
  • Providing general administrative tasks, including preparing minutes of meetings and phone calls; drafting student program agreements, release forms, and sponsorship letters; preparing couriers and packages.
  • Assisting with compiling information/data for various reports
  • Assuming other special activities, duties and responsibilities upon request

 

Qualifications:

 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree and office work experience
  • Excellent technical and computer skills
  • Superior communication skills; ability to write clearly and effectively

 

Preferred:

  • Prior experience working for an international company/organization
  • Interest in the Middle East & North Africa and/or International Education

 

 

Please provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to http://jobs.amideast.org

 

 

AMIDEAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation