Job Posting: Program Officer

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg is hiring a new Program Officer. Candidates interested in applying should review the information below.


The primary responsibilities of the Program Officer include:

  • Managing competition and selections process for Fulbright U.S. Student, Scholar, and Specialist Programs, including tracking and processing of applications, organization of review panels and selections committees, notification to (un)successful applicants, etc.;
  • Providing direct support for U.S. Fulbright grantees in Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU and supporting the development of cultural 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;
  • Promoting the United States as a study destination and advising students on opportunities for U.S. study as part of the EducationUSA Belgium Advising Team;
  • Supporting the organization of program related events;
  • Engaging with and managing a database of American Fulbright alumni.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, international affairs, intercultural studies, political science, communications, management, or other relevant area of study;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and deliver results within tight time frames;
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English;
  • Excellent knowledge of either French or Dutch (working proficiency in other language preferred);
  • Practical experience in the field of educational or cultural exchange.

Candidates with the following qualifications and skills will be preferred:

  • Master’s degree in education, international affairs, intercultural studies, political science, communications, management, 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.

The Fulbright Commission in Brussels is a small but dynamic team that works hard to promote the mission of the Fulbright Program to increase mutual understanding through academic exchange between the United States and Belgium and Luxembourg. A position at the Fulbright Commission offers an indefinite full-time contract with flexible hours, extensive vacation time, networking opportunities, and dedicated funds for professional development opportunities. Additional benefits may include a cell phone plan and reimbursement of public transportation. The nature of this position may require travel for work and/or occasional work outside normal office hours.

This position is open to all candidates, regardless of citizenship or current location. The successful candidate will be expected to relocate to Brussels, Belgium. If they do not have the right to work within the EU, they will receive a special identity card as an employee of an international organization.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Erica Lutes at by the end of the day on Sunday 5 September 2021. The successful candidate will begin working by no later than mid-November 2021.


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