Program Officer, J Visa and Global Programs

Full Time
  • Washington, D.C., Washington,D.C, United States, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005 View on Map
  • Post Date : April 8, 2021
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  • Sectors Internship & work experience programmes

Job Description

Please view the full job description, requirements, and job application at IREX’s website:  https://www.irex.org/careers?p=job%2FoHOaffwE

The Program Officer will have a multi-faceted role that supports different international programs at IREX. The first program, housed under IREX’s Education Practice, involves administering exchange programs of approximately 100 visiting J-1 scholars per year who conduct customized research programs at various third-party research organizations and institutions across the United States. In addition to driving application processes and advising participants and hosts on J-1 visa regulations, the Program Officer will provide programmatic and logistical support to other programs as needed in IREX’s Global Programs.

Key Background & Skills (see website for full list): 

  • Bachelor’s degree in international education, international development, or related field;
  • 3+ years of progressive experience managing international exchange programs;
  • Knowledge of J-1 immigration regulations and experience advising J-1 visa holders, including at least one year’s experience as an ARO (work with J-1 Scholar, Trainee, or Intern visa categories is a plus);
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States (i.e. be a US citizen or legal permanent resident) in order to work in the SEVIS system.

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