Program Assistant, Exchange Programs

  • Posted on 14 August 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 11 September 2019

Job Description

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).


  • 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



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


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

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

About the Organization

AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA region and managing U.S. scholarships and exchanges such as the flagship Fulbright Foreign Student Program. While these important programs continue apace, our work has expanded significantly.

Today AMIDEAST programs and services touch the lives of half a million individuals a year – improving educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and developing language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy.

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