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    This position is located in the Office of Academic Exchange Programs (ECA/A/E), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State (DOS).  The incumbent serves as an Academic Exchange Specialist, initiating, developing, administering, and evaluating international academic exchange programs and other activities supporting ECA’s strategic goal to promote international understanding.

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    Manages the two-way flow of students and scholars between the United States and overseas as well as other academic exchange activities.  Manages communications and relationships with a wide range of program stakeholders.  Designs or modifies international exchange programs to meet changing political situations and shifting educational needs in the United States and a specific country. 

    Develops and maintains links with U.S. educational and professional associations and institutions, as well as individual academics, to obtain support for ECA’s exchange programs and to assist these organizations with strengthening their international programs. 

    Drafts memoranda, talking points, speeches, and other documents advancing ECA objectives and analyzing the impact of DOS exchanges.  Establishes base program budgets and supports the transfer of funds to overseas posts for academic programming and operational needs.  Manages cooperative agreements or grants.  Monitors overseas program budgets, ensuring that they meet DOS financial management standards.  Establishes and maintains liaison with other DOS elements, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), Public Affairs Section (PAS), U.S. academic and international exchange communities and officials.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and / or international travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0130 Foreign Affairs

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