The Selection Analyst is part of Fulbright Student and Scholar department and works with pre-applicants and applicants, serving as the first point of contact for potential grantees on application questions as well as for partner institutions/organizations throughout the world. The position provides administrative, logistical, and operational support throughout selection process for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which is administered by IIE. In addition, the position supports pre-nomination services—outreach and recruitment, application advising and processing, screening, and semi-finalist selection—for the English Teachings Assistants ("ETAs") from the U.S. to participate in the Fulbright Program in Brazil.
- Participates and supports the team in the development/design of applications, actively testing and identifying and resolving technical issues becoming extremely familiar with navigating the systems and formats. Conducts the technical review of applications based on the specific program requirements.
- Assists in the overall invitation process by researching and identifying potential reviewers, fielding follow-up invitation questions and managing the transfer of information to the Events team.
- Trains selection committee members and facilitators on the screening process, produces and provides review resources and guidelines and independently facilitates review/selection meetings (online and/or in person).
- Creates and maintains database to ensure that participant data and selection results are correctly entered to allow for accurate data reporting.
- Prepares applications for delivery to IIE’s Program Management teams.
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 two years of related work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience implementing a selection process and strong understanding of the complexities of different application and database systems.
- Is technologically savvy with word processing, databases and spreadsheets.
- Experience with websites, including use of webinar technology a plus.
- Ability to manage a large volume of work under severe time constraints and pressures, while demonstrating creativity and suggesting innovative yet practical solutions to new challenges.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication skills, oral and written; Exhibits maturity and is confident with meeting facilitation and uses diplomacy in difficult situations.
- Demonstrates creativity and ability to suggest innovative yet practical solutions to new challenges.
- Is a team player- contributes to the team as well as handles tasks assigned by more than one supervisor.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
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.
Minimum Education Required