Program Officer, Professional Fellows Program

Cultural Vistas
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 11

Position description

The Indo-Pacific Department within the Program Development Team develops and implements new Cultural Vistas initiatives in the Indo-Pacific region. Our team works on new program design and project implementation for regional programs including workshops, conferences, small grants initiatives, as well as the Professional Fellows reciprocal exchange program.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a two-way, global exchange program, funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, as well as build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. Cultural Vistas serves as the implementing partner for PFP Asia-Pacific, Economic Empowerment, and will recruit PFP participants from the Pacific to complete intensive fellowships in non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices across the U.S.-affiliated Pacific for an individually tailored professional development experience. International Fellows build a broad network with American and other program participant colleagues as they develop a deeper understanding of U.S. society and the economic and cultural ties existing within the Pacific Region. The PFP is a two-way exchange, with American participants who have hosted foreign fellows traveling overseas for participant-driven reciprocal programs.  

  • You job will be to lead the program implementation cycle of the four-part, two-way exchange between eligible Pacific countries and the United States ensuring that the Professional Fellows Program provides robust and meaningful experiences in line with the mission of Cultural Vistas.
  • As the primary implementor for the Professional Fellows Program, at any given time you will serve as the primary point of contact for participants, external partners, and internal communication regarding the program. You will oversee support staff assisting with program management, and will ensure that all program elements are implemented in line with the approved work plan.
  • You will report to the Assistant Director for Indo-Pacific Programs

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  • To be successful in this job, you will be an experienced project manager with strong attention to detail who excels in multitasking and prioritization. You will be comfortable working with external partners to coordinate fellowship placements, as well as overseeing programming content, logistics, and participant engagement. You will also have interest in the Indo-Pacific region, specifically interest in the Pacific Islands is preferred.


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