30DEC - Program Officer, US Programs, Institute for International Education - Deadline: N/A


Organization Description

An independent not-for-profit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. We are committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and donors. 

Location: New York, NY

Job Description

The Program Officer works alongside two program officers within the U.S. Student Program Division, including but not limited to the Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) and the Global E3 program. Work is carried out independently with supervision from the Sr. Program Officer. 

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain online application websites by collecting and updating information. 
  • Manage the student placement cycle; including application reviews, correspondence with students and advisers on the application submissions and placement preferences, and determining final student placement with other program staff. 
  • Collect and maintain application and placement with other program staff. 
  • Correspond with and update program stakeholders (students, home and host advisors, etc.) and notify select and non-select applicants.
  • Respond to student queries for programs. 
  • Work with fellowship advisers on program promotion to applicants.
  • Maintain student databases.
  • Prepare materials for selection committee meetings.
  • Prepare materials for pre-departure orientation.
  • Scholarship management for Generation Study Abroad (GSA). 
  • Responsible for complying with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties and functions as assigned.

Job Requirements



  • Undergraduate degree in related field required. Master’s degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two to four years’ experience in administration of grants or programs in the field of higher education.
  • Experience in program management, required.
  • Experience with study abroad, strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of U.S. and foreign university systems, strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Well-developed organizational, time-management, multi-tasking and administrative skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and external contacts; sensitive to cultural differences when working with people from other cultures; and ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters and to demonstrate sound judgment in consulting with and keeping others informed.
  • Ability to easily adapt to changing organizational needs and a fast-paced work environment; able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to organize and handle a large volume of paperwork under severe time constraints and pressures.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with web-based knowledge sharing platforms and social media networks. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook. 
  • Proficiency in related language other than English preferred.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

Apply online: https://iie.hua.hrsmart.com/hrsmart/ats/Posting/view/1627

Deadline: N/A