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Program Associate, Fullbright Teachers Exchange

Program Associate(s), Fulbright Teacher Exchanges 
Job Announcement  
For External Use 
Location: Washington, DC 
Group/Practice/Unit: Education Practice / Fulbright Teacher Exchanges 
Who We Are 
IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $100 million and more than 600 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information. 
IREX seeks Program Associate(s) to support Fulbright Teacher Exchanges, programs of the U.S. Department of State, funded by the U.S. Congress. Through these professional learning programs, elementary and secondary educators, in the United States and around the world, develop their educational practice and bring global knowledge, skills and perspectives to their schools.  
The Fulbright Teacher Exchanges are seeking two candidates for the Program Associate role. The Program Associate may support programs for U.S. teachers and/or overall communications efforts, alumni engagement, and public outreach initiatives for the suite of Fulbright Teacher Exchanges. They will contribute to a robust communications strategy that routinely amplifies the successes of the diverse network of Fulbright Teachers. Areas of work may include program administration and support, compliance, alumni and partner engagement, strategic communications, research, technology and virtual platform support, and event logistics support. 
We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships. 
Are you the next member of our team? 
Your Background & Skills 
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 
  • 1+ years of work experience; work experience may include internships or part-time jobs or a combination of both.  
  • Interest or experience in strategic communications/marketing, international education, and supporting professional development for educators. 
  • Work, volunteer, or internship experience in an administrative setting. 
  • Detail-oriented with ability to multitask, prioritize, and remain flexible while adhering to strict deadlines in a fast-paced working environment. 
  • Proven communication and organizational skills with demonstrated cross-cultural sensitivity.  
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Ability to manage difficult situations with tact and diplomacy. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Excel and online LMS such as Canvas, and interest to learn other software tools. 
  • Experience with storytelling, writing, and communication/graphic design tools. 
  • Speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English required. 
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent data management skills; Salesforce (or comparable CRM/database) experience preferred. 
  • Availability to support scheduled program activities in the evenings and on weekends, when needed. 
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. 
Your Daily Tasks 
  • Support team leadership in all aspects of program implementation to ensure timely and accurate completion of deliverables. 
  • Support the management of program email inboxes, social media channels, program website, and Canvas platform. 
  • Assist with developing and tracking of social media and website content, reports, and program materials as needed. 
  • Compile and track a wide range of project information and data, supporting data collection and maintaining accuracy and completeness. 
  • Assist in arranging virtual and/or in-person event logistics and producing event materials and resources as needed. This may include support for travel, session facilitation, and other event administration responsibilities. 
  • Conduct research as needed.  
  • Provide customer service to diverse stakeholders, including program alumni, funders, corporate, and university partners. 
  • Support the accurate reconciliation of program expenses each month as needed. 
  • Other support duties as needed. 
IREX will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008. 
We conduct background checks on all successful candidates. 
This position is eligible for Telework. The eligible employee is a regular, full-time DC-based staff who works from a worksite outside the DC office for one or more days a week.   
This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship. 
EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer 
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. 
All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled