Program Assistant, YES

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Program Assistant, YES

March 07, 2019

Job Category: Program/Project

Washington DC

Organization Summary

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.



The Program Assistant is a key member of the three-person team charged with managing the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program at AMIDEAST headquarters. The incumbent will work in tandem with the Program Manager to manage recruitment/selection on-program support, and alumni activities in conjunction with the relevant field offices.  The incumbent also will assume responsibilities that pertain to and require the assistance of the YES program as a whole. Therefore, the Program Assistant must be organized, diplomatic, and team-focused.  




Provide administrative support including:


  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, on-program support, and alumni programming for YES students from AMIDEAST program countries
  • Correspond with YES consortium partners and AMIDEAST field staff
  • Assist with coordinating student and alumni workshops and orientations
  • Coordinate the review, submission, and tracking of application materials and follow up requests between field offices and consortium partner organizations
  • Respond in a timely fashion to requests for on-program support from partner organizations and field offices, including distributing and submitting forms and providing guidance on student support issues
  • Contribute to social media efforts, including creating content and participating in the YES Consortium social media workgroup
  • Contribute to YES alumni programming, including collecting, editing and submitting monthly reports, facilitating the recruitment and selection of participants for alumni events, and participating in the YES Consortium alumni workgroup
  • Distribute, collect, edit, and submit quarterly and annual YES reports as requested by consortium partners
  • Participate in - and help organize and facilitate when needed - monthly AMIDEAST YES staff calls
  • Attend YES consortium meetings as needed
  • Process program related payments as needed
  • Provide general clerical support and other administrative duties as assigned by supervisor





•     Bachelor's degree or equivalent

•     Minimum one year relevant experience in an office environment

•     Precise attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task

•     Excellent written and spoken communications skills

•     Experience using Microsoft Office



•     Interest in the Middle East & North Africa and/or International Education

  • Previous experience working with students and/or youth is a plus



Application Instructions

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