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    This position is located in the School of Professional and Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute. The Area Studies Division is responsible for managing the Western Hemisphere Studies program, teaching and coordinating interdisciplinary courses on Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada for employees assigned to Latin America, the Caribbean or Canada. The incumbent is responsible for oversight of all Western Hemisphere (Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada) Studies courses providing training, seminars, consultations and information on the region as required. Management responsibilities include planning, implementing and monitoring the program budget.

    The Department reserves the right to terminate a conditional offer of employment if the individual does not receive a security clearance within 6 months from the date of the tentative offer letter.

    This position is eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

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    The incumbent serves as the Coordinator of the Western Hemisphere Area Studies program which includes Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and is responsible for long-and short-range curriculum planning, proposing and monitoring the program budget that includes major allocations for each of the courses and major activities within the program.
    The incumbent designs, coordinates, chairs and teaches in Area Studies seminars and other courses that are offered within the Western Hemisphere program.
    These courses are offered at the professional/graduate level.
    The Western Hemisphere Chair also assists in the selection and monitoring the work of outside contractors and other government employees who serve as chairpersons for courses on Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada that the Western Hemisphere Chair does not teach.
    The Western Hemisphere Chair is responsible for course scheduling and for evaluation of the work of the contractors and provides to the contractors and/or other government employees working in the Western Hemisphere program, detailed guidance on the course(s) and curriculum relative to their responsibilities.
    The Western Hemisphere Chair helps to ensure that the training needs of the Foreign Service are met. In addition, the incumbent serves actively as a resource, when appropriate, for all other training staff and programs at the Foreign Service Institute, providing area studies knowledge advice, materials, and teaching services.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    "More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur."

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    0101 Social Science

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