Job Posting: Program Officer

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium and Luxembourg is looking to hire a Program Officer, to begin at our offices in Brussels in early January 2019. This program officer will be primarily responsible for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Programs, and will work in coordination with the Foreign Fulbright Program Officer.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The primary responsibilities of the Program Officer include:

  • Managing competition and selections process for Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar Programs, including tracking and processing of applications, organization of review panels and selections committees, notification to (un)successful applicants, etc.;
  • Running EducationUSA Advising Center, including advising appointments, info sessions, and attendance at outreach events across Belgium;
  • Providing direct support for U.S. Fulbright grantees in Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU and supporting the development of programming for grantees and alumni in Belgium and Luxembourg throughout the grant period, including U.S. Grantee Orientation, ETA Training, and U.S. Grantee Mid-Year Meeting;
  • Assisting the Executive Director to develop a strategy for fundraising through activities, corporations, organizations, and alumni, and for soliciting and managing donations;
  • Supporting the organization of program related events.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, intercultural studies, education, communications, management, or other relevant area of study;
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced, multitasking environment with ability, to make decisions in a changing environment, and to anticipate future needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Practical experience in field of educational or cultural exchange.

Candidates with the following qualifications and skills will be preferred:

  • Master’s degree in political science, international affairs, intercultural studies, education, communications, or other relevant area of study or two years of experience in related field;
  • Prior professional/academic experience in both the United States and Europe;
  • Prior professional experience in fundraising;
  • Working proficiency in French and/or Dutch

In addition to an annual salary to be discussed based on the candidate’s qualifications, this position offers flexible hours, extensive vacation time, monthly cell phone plan, educational/governmental networking opportunities, and dedicated funds for professional development opportunities.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium and Luxembourg is a Fulbright Commission and EducationUSA Advising Center that advises international students about higher education in the U.S. and administers merit-based grants for graduate study, post-doctoral research or university lecturing in the U.S. for citizens of Belgium and Luxembourg as well as research grants for EU citizens through the Fulbright-Schuman Program. For more information about the Fulbright Commission, please visit www.fulbright.be.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Erica Lutes at director@fulbright.be by 21 November 2018. The successful candidate will begin working in early January 2019.