Program Officer, Inbound Placements (DC)

Job Type

Full Time




1250 H Street Northwest
Suite 300
District of Columbia
United States


The Program Officer with EVGP Placement at Cultural Vistas manages inbound placement operations through customer service, administrative, compliance, and program support efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Program Administration -

Manages the placement process from beginning to end for various inbound placement programs in collaboration with Program Director. Placement duties include:

  • ensuring host company contact and internship information is up-to-date in CARL, SalesForce, SEVIS, and other relevant tracking systems;
  • drafting and reviewing Training/Internship Placement Plans (TIPPs);
  • researching and screening new host company contacts;
  • providing editing support for participant materials (e.g. resumes, placement homework);
  • conducting applicant interviews and practicing interviews with participants;
  • updating placement status on daily basis
  • Takes a proactive and well-prepared approach to identifying and confirming appropriate new host companies based on program needs and balancing placement efforts across programs
  • Develops strong pitches to highlight individual participant strengths
  • Manages site visit coordination for placements and conducts site visits of host companies as needed and with a developing understanding of a budget
  • Participates in regular program team meetings to discuss specific placement and programmatic needs
  • Monitors deadlines and demonstrates regular follow-up in a time sensitive, client-focused, and multi-project work environment
  • Administrative tasks including, but not limited to: filing, scanning, applications and maintaining database and departmental tracking tools
  • Provides additional support for programming as needed

- Customer Service -

  • Provides direct and on-going client relationship management through education, assistance, and proactive communication to ensure meaningful opportunities and a seamless process
  • Provides superior customer service through phone/ e-mail/mail communications to all host companies and stakeholders
  • Assists as needed with events and facilitation for the purpose of maintaining host company relations and growing host company portfolio

- Program Development -

  • Develops and maintains advanced knowledge of best practices in business development and program administration, and stays abreast of visa regulation changes and requirements
  • Adheres Cultural Vistas policies and procedures as well as program-specific guidelines in order to properly represent Cultural Vistas
  • Develops and maintains industry knowledge by seeking out business networking events, educational workshops, classes, and related publications
  • Develops and maintains placement-related materials and resources to educate stakeholders about the programs and hosting interns and trainees;
  • Supports ongoing communication to all appropriate staff as it pertains to initiatives and new and existing business
  • Takes a proactive approach to improve business functions and workflow within the department and Korea WEST
  • Works in accordance with the mission, goals, values, and strategic direction of Cultural Vistas

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to multi-task, to prioritize workload, to organize, and make decisions in a deadline sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate outcomes and problem solve
  • Strong analytical skills, good judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain proactive, flexible, inventive approach
  • Possess commitment to professionalism and communicability
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers
  • Ability to exhibit a collegial attitude and excel within a collaborative team working environment
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively within a multi-cultural environment and with people from diverse cultures and countries
  • Strong personal commitment to continual professional development
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Cultural Vistas
  • Experience in sales and customer services highly desired
  • Foreign language strongly preferred

Computer Equipment and Software Experience Required:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite products. Prior CRM experience such as SalesForce a plus.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Education: Bachelors degree required; Business, Communications, International Relations, Education, or other related degree preferred.
  • Years of Experience: Over 3 years of administrative, customer service, client relations management or program management experience required. Prior international and/or educational experience strongly preferred.

Physical Demands of Position:

  • Domestic and international travel may be required. Work on weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.


  • 20 PTO Days for first 1-3 years (increases after)
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Schedules (35 Hour Work-Weeks)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • TransitChek Commuter Benefits
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please apply using this link.