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Program Specialist, Train USA

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Cultural Vistas
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Washington, DC
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Published 22 days ago

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. We develop international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Our programs empower people to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.

We are always looking for talented individuals with fresh ideas, new perspectives, and the capacity to advance our programs and services. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

We offer opportunities in our headquarters in Washington, D.C. and our offices in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at culturalvistas.org 

Cultural Vistas is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Who We Are

The Train USA team provides visa sponsorship to Interns, Trainees and Research Scholars coming to the United States as part of the Department of State’s BridgeUSA program. Through rigorous application evaluations, we extend J-1 Visa sponsorship, we help develop robust training opportunities, we monitor in-country programs, maintain participant SEVIS records, support program participants hailing for 100 countries, and manage relationships with over 900 partners and U.S. companies hosting these participants. We aim to deliver impactful, safe and compliant programs. We work toward welcoming new partnerships and expanding existing relationships to help further Cultural Vistas’ goals and the impact of international exchange.  

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Your job will be managing and growing a client portfolio of critical company clients and partners who utilize Cultural Vistas for J-1 Visa sponsorship of their international Interns and Trainees. You will communicate daily with these clients, who represent diverse industries, to ensure smooth processes, to help develop robust training programs and to explore new opportunities for collaboration.
  • As an Alternate Responsible Officer, you will evaluate participant and host company applications to determine visa sponsorship eligibility, issue the federal documents needed to arrive in the U.S., and maintain SEVIS records. You will lend visa expertise to all parties, and will help ensure compliance by providing education and accurate record keeping.
  • You will work in a team with other Specialists and a Participant Advisor, and will be supervised by a Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • To be successful in this job, you will be a highly organized, detail-oriented, critical-thinker. You will have exceptionally strong written and verbal cross-cultural communication skills, and feel comfortable engaging in strategic ways to explore opportunities with corporate clients.
  • You will be able to be a supportive team player, a self-starter who creatively problem-solves, and takes likes to take initiative. You will be comfortable and thoughtful mentoring others, and when managing sporadic periods of high volume of competing priorities.
  • Candidates located in Washington, DC or the DMV region or those willing to relocate are preferred, though not required.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. We develop international professional experiences that create more…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract

Benefits

BENEFITS

  • Eligible for a benefits package
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • TransitChek Commuter Benefits
  • 20 PTO Days for First 1-3 Years (Increases After)
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Schedules (35 Hour Work-Weeks)
  • Student Loan repayment program
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Health & Wellness Reimbursement
  • 6 Sick Days
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Educational Reimbursement

BENEFITS

  • Eligible for a benefits package
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • TransitChek…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1250 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Suite 300

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