Program Assistant

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Program Assistant, United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board Prishtina, Kosova

Job Location:

Prishtina, Kosova


The United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board Program Assistant is responsible for functions related to Board’s day-to-day operation, including functions related to its administration and support. In addition, The United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board Program Assistant is responsible for functions related to recruitment and promotion, participant orientation and travel management, and stakeholder relations of the United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange programming, including, but not limited to Fulbright Kosovo programming. This position reports to the Kosova Country Representative and works in conjunction with South East Europe Regional Director, Washington-based program managers and colleagues in South East Europe, including key program stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as a representative of the United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange programming and communicate accordingly with relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and support all United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange Board meetings and serve as the local liaison for Board members.
  • Maintaining relationships with United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange programming stakeholders, including developing and maintaining a database of key contacts.
  • Coordinate and implement the United States-Kosovo Educational Exchange programming components, including:
    • Fulbright participant recruitment and promotion (greet and counsel prospective applicants, year-round promotion through communication with institutions of higher education and relevant organizations, informational sessions with prospective applicants, institutions, traditional and new age media, application processing and data tracking);
    • Fulbright participant orientation (organize orientations for U.S. bound, and Kosovo bound participants);
    • Fulbright participant on-program support, including Kosovo bound participants, in coordination with key program stakeholders;
    • Fulbright participant travel (participant visa support, departure and arrival travel support).
  • Assist Regional Director and Kosova Country Representative with development duties, as assigned.
  • Translate internal documents, letters, and other materials upon request.
  • Other duties as assigned

Employment Status:

Local hire; full-time, determined term with initial probationary period.

Reports To:

Kosova Country Representative.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field of study.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in exchange programs administration or position with similar duties.
  • Outstanding time management, organization and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and multicultural interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Albanian.
  • Familiarity with the higher education system in Kosova and the U.S.
  • Experience traveling under difficult conditions.
  • Flexibility to occasional work on weekends and evenings.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software suite and common social media platforms.

To Apply:

  • A CV/resume of not more than 2 pages;
  • A cover letter of not more than 300 words, and;
  • Contacts for 3 references.

Please Apply via:

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Deadline for applications is Sunday, November 8, 2020 by midnight. No phone queries, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity

American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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