Job Opening: Academic Exchange Specialist, Department Of State

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Job Title: Academic Exchange Specialist
Institution: Department Of State
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 02, 2013 to Monday, December 16, 2013
Location: Washington DC
WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all U.S. citizens
Education: BA, see announcement (linked below) for full details

JOB SUMMARY:
The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide. Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities – there’s something for everyone!

This position is located in the Office of Global Educational Programs (ECA/A/S), Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State (DoS). The incumbent serves as an Academic Exchange Specialist, initiating, developing, administering, and evaluating international academic exchange programs and other activities supporting ECA’s strategic goal to promote international understanding. This position is also being announced through Merit Promotion procedures under Announcement ECA-2014-0022. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens)and Merit Promotion procedures must apply to both announcements.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
Domestic and overseas travel may be required.
Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

DUTIES:
-Designs or modifies international exchange programs to meet changing political situations and shifting educational needs in the U.S. and abroad.

-Develops and maintains links with U.S. educational and professional associations and institutions, to obtain support for ECA’s exchange program and to assist these organizations with strengthening their international programs.

-Establishes and maintains liaison with other DOS elements, PAS, U.S. academic and international exchange communities and officials and foreign government representatives to build effective relationships in support of ECA strategic goal of promoting international understanding.

-Manages cooperative agreements or grants to U.S. organizations and institutions for the administration of international academic exchange programs.

-Proactively keeps abreast of country and/or individual participant developments with the potential to adversely impact exchange activities or reflect poorly on exchange programs, the Bureau, or the Department.

Full details on experience and application process on USAJOBS. Job Announcement Number:ECA-2014-0020

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