The CLS Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is an immersive language and cultural program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Each summer students spend eight-to-ten weeks abroad studying one of fifteen critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. In addition to summer study abroad programming, the CLS Program is developing innovative initiatives to engage with students virtually. By prioritizing inclusion and access, the CLS Program ensures that the next generation of America’s global leaders reflects its diversity.
Based in Washington, DC, the Program Officer for Virtual Initiatives leads the planning and administration of virtual exchange programming by recruiting for the program, developing preparatory materials, advising students, and working with colleagues and implementing partners on program planning and implementation. The Program Officer also provides some support for study abroad programming. The Program Officer has a special role in preparing and supporting students to cooperate with their diverse cohort members and fostering leaderships skills, recruiting candidates from diverse backgrounds, building relationships with program stakeholders across the United States, and supporting participants from a wide array of backgrounds. The position requires close attention to detail. The Program Officer will report to the Program Manager.
While organizational skills and administrative experience will be an important plus for any candidate, an extensive understanding of academic culture for study abroad programs is also important. The position will require the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team. Limited, occasional travel to conferences or for recruitment activities is required.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
FALL VIRTUAL INSTITUTES
SUMMER STUDY ABROAD INSTITUTES
OUTREACH AND SELECTION
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSBILITIES
PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Position contingent upon funding.
The CLS Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is an immersive language and cultural program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Each summer students spend eight-to-ten weeks abroad…
Knowledge of a critical language offered by the CLS Program (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
Knowledge of a critical language offered by the CLS Program (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili…
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