The Program Development Analyst, USG will conduct research and gather market information on potential clients and competitors in order to identify opportunities that align with the IIE’s program development strategy, with an emphasis on U.S. government (USG) opportunities. This individual will research and draft portions of narratives and supporting documents for assigned bids, including new opportunities and rebids and renewals of existing programs. This individual will contribute to program design and may participate in assessments.
- Drafts portions of proposals for assigned opportunities.
- Updates and maintains knowledge management systems, Intranet, and Box. Serves as a KM liaison for the Business Development and Proposal Management departments, including working with the central KM Lead to shape IIE into a learning organization through process improvement, community-building, and information management.
- Contributes to design and strategy development for assigned proposal opportunities.
- Conducts background research and competitor analysis for specific proposal opportunities and participates in assessments as needed. Updates and maintains program development-related information on the IIE Intranet, Box and other systems.
- Compiles and integrates reviewer feedback into narratives.
- Conducts general market research on potential USG clients and competitors and contributes to identification of potential USG opportunities. May support non-USG program development efforts.
Education and Work Experience:
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
- Requires at least two years of related work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
- Experience working on proposals for US Government opportunities.
- Experience working on U.S. Department of State proposals required, experience working on USAID proposals preferred.
- Excellent writing skills, including ability to write under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines; Strong research skills including ability to efficiently gather, compile and synthesize relevant information.
- Understanding of US Government funding landscape.
- Ability to integrate information and feedback from a variety of stakeholders.
- Ability to work collaboratively on cross functional proposal teams.
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.
About the OrganizationThe Institute of International Education (IIE) is the world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency. IIE designs and implements fellowships, training, and technical assistance programs for sponsors, including government agencies, corporations, foundations, universities, and international organizations. As an independent, non-profit organization IIE serves as a resource for educators and learning institutions worldwide through our network of six U.S. regional and fifteen overseas offices. Annually, IIE administers over 250 programs that support cultural and educational linkages to nearly 18,000 men and women from 175 nations around the world.
IIE fulfills its mission and achieves the objectives of sponsors through research, development and implementation of the following services in the United States and abroad:
-developing and managing effective academic and technical training programs,
-arranging internships, professional placements and exchanges,
-administering small grants programs,
-facilitating technical assistance,
-convening international conferences, and
-administering English language training.
All IIE activities support one or more of our strategic goals:
-Promote closer educational and professional relations between the people of the United States and other countries;
-Increase the number of students, scholars, and professionals who have the opportunity to study teach and conduct research outside their country of residence;
-Strengthen and internationalize institutions of higher learning throughout the world; and
-Foster global development through training and technical assistance.
Global Development Center
IIE's Global Development Center (GDC) administers professional capacity-building programs serving participants from developing countries. The GDC's professional training and exchange programs have allowed participants to gain both industry and public agency based expertise, and acquire leadership, management and technical skills in a variety of fields.
The GDC is an extension of IIE's strategic goal to offer the best in professional technical training and capacity development assistance in collaboration with public, private, and non-profit sector clients. The GDC's approach is to establish partnerships that can produce sustainable development results by engaging new and existing international development stakeholders.
IIE is able to leverage additional and diverse sources of funding to bring creative development solutions to bear on complicated development challenges. IIE's contract and grant management approach strengthens human and institutional capacity development programs and ultimately delivers a series of premium integrated training services with measurable results for our sponsors.
We establish and maintain partnerships with forward-looking governments, educational institutions, corporations, and foundations that work to improve the societies in which they live. Throughout all IIE programs we make a daily investment in the Opening Minds to the World concept: Peace and prosperity in the 21st century depend on increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. As technology opens borders, educational and professional exchange opens minds.