Program Associate, Institute for Middle East Studies

The George Washington University
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 18

Position description

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and one of the largest schools of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.

The Elliott School’s Institute for Middle East studies currently seeks a Program Associate. The position of Program Associate handles essential budgetary functions of the institute and provides extensive support to the institute’s grant programs, including processing all expense reports, drafting, tracking and monitoring budgets, and serves as primary institutional contact for various university administrative offices. Specific responsibilities include:

Works with institute director to prepare the institute’s annual budget, to include funds for other institute-related entities. Manages all Center and Institute resources, processing reimbursements, purchase orders, and invoices, reviewing and preparing reports and correspondence to assurance compliance with federal regulations, university rules, departmental guidelines and funding requirements as appropriate.

Provides Grant and Sponsored Project Administration, including grant proposal and budget development, budget tracking, ensuring compliance with sponsor guidelines, and assisting with close-out procedures

Coordinates the overall administrative management of the Institute including departmental operations and organization, supply purchasing and maintenance requests.

Provides basic front-office assistance to students and faculty, with support from Institute Assistant and work-study students.

Updates and maintains institutional financial and personnel records, with support from Institute Assistant and work-study students.

Assists the Director with recruitment and hiring of student support staff and supervises student support staff.

Assists other student support staff during special events.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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