Senior Program Officer

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 04

Position description

Senior Program Officer


The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center has an opening for a Senior Program Officer


The Senior Program Officer reports directly to SQCC’s Executive Director, and supervises the work of programming staff and interns.  

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the senior program officer oversees all aspects of the Programs Department, including, but not limited to:

Manage the design and implementation of new and existing programs including: conferences, workshops, lectures and exhibitions

Identifies new opportunities for nation-wide outreach

Provide budgeting and oversight of internal and external programming

Serve as the point person and primary contact for SQCC's fellowship and study abroad programs

Oversee K-12 education initiatives and solicit and align new lesson plans and content for our educational website, ensuring it meets common core standards set by the U.S. Department of Education

Lead teacher training workshops, group visits, and school visits to the center

Represents the center at internal and external events


Qualifications and Experience

  • 4-6 years of programmatic experience preferred.
    Master's degree, preferably in Middle East Studies, Islamic Studies, or International Relations
  • Knowledge of Middle Eastern and specifically Omani culture
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional writing, presentation and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting, organization, staff coordination and time management
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Experience with strategic planning, scholarly research, and grant oversight a plus
  • Teaching experience, including lesson plan design and implementation
  • Experience traveling and/or living in the Arab world, and proficiency in the Arabic language
  • Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity
  • Ability to travel as needed. Some evening and weekend work required
  • Ability to lift 20-50 lbs

Required Skills

  • MS Office Products
  • Constant Contact
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Products
  • HTML/SmartSite/WordPress
  • Photography
  • Video editing
  • Writing for publication

Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit the following materials to [email protected]

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures.  SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society.  Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.

No inquiries please; no walk-ins/phone calls

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