Program Officer, DoD programs

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


The Program Officer, DoD Programs, advises a portfolio of subaward recipients (U.S. institutions of higher learning) implementing the Project Global Officer (GO) and Language Training Centers programs. Project GO provides scholarships for critical language and culture education to talented ROTC students. The Language Training Centers provide customized language, culture, and regional education to support the evolving needs for the U.S. military and other Department of Defense partners. The Program Officer communicates with stakeholders at US universities on a regular basis to support progress towards key program goals and objectives of language and culture focused programs. The Program Officer monitors recipients’ program and financial compliance, progress, and outcomes, providing technical assistance through support and guidance as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as main point of contact for a portfolio of IIE subaward recipients. Responds to questions, provides programmatic training and onboarding for new staff at subaward recipient, and follows up on data points and program deliverables.
  • Monitors, tracks, and reports on subaward recipient progress, outcomes, conduct, and program and financial compliance, as applicable. Responds to program and financial compliance queries and provides technical guidance as necessary. Provides regular updates on subaward recipients to team lead and program sponsor.
  • Conducts site visits to monitor subaward recipient progress and compliance, as needed. Plans agenda for the visit in close collaboration with team lead, program sponsor, and subaward recipient.
  • Maintains subaward recipient data in Client Relationship Management (CRM) system, following established processes.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of program events, including orientations activities, programmatic webinars, and annual program meetings.


Job Requirements

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
  • Requires at least five years of related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of international education programming 
  • Interest in or knowledge of language and culture focused programs
  • Strong interest and ability to work with subaward recipients.
  • Ability to manage intercultural and emergency issues.
  • Broad knowledge of assessment, training, and advising tools.
  • Demonstrated project management, time management, and administrative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of team members and clients.
  • Ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters.
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting policies, procedures and administrative practices preferred.


Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement