Program Associate, Education and Outreach

Washington, DC
May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Program Associate, Education and Outreach designs and implements outreach initiatives, academic events, and other programming on behalf of George Washington University's Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES). Major outreach campaigns are geared toward K-12 educators; free-lance and under-resourced US journalists reporting on the Middle East, and student military veterans of the Iraq War. The coordinator oversees the administration of the US Department of Education Title VI grant that partially funds these activities, to include reporting and budget oversight. The Associate oversees programming and logistics for other IMES event series (lectures, panel discussions, book launches) as well as updating content on the institute's outreach webpage and social media accounts. Specific responsibilities include:

• Plans and implements Title VI outreach initiatives, to include workshops for K-12 educators and journalists as well as student military-veteran related programming.
• Oversees IMES-sponsored events, including pre-event planning and day-of management. Coordinates faculty event committee and maintains records of event details.
• Manages and monitors contract compliance for the institute's Title VI grant, to include frequent reporting, data collection, and oversight of evaluation activities.
• Coordinates and oversees production of K-12 lesson plans produced by GW graduate students for K-12 curriculum project.
• Produces content for and monitors institute's webpages and social media accounts.
• Represents institute at regional outreach events, including conferences and education fairs.
• Manages IMES master calendars.
• Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

-Strong communication and organizational skills.
-Ability to be flexible, work independently, assume responsibility, and to initiate new ideas.
-Experience with grant writing and reporting, including budget preparation, evaluation, and modification.
-Experience in writing copy for organizational literature (including newsletters, websites, posters, fliers, brochures, etc.).
-Familiarity with social media
-Experience in event-planning, including estimating budgets, developing publicity, and managing logistics (travel, catering, etc).
-Experience and/or contacts with one of our outreach target communities (K-12 educators; journalists; military veterans) a plus.
-Background in education or curriculum development a plus.
-Familiarity with Drupal and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
-Coursework in Middle Eastern Studies or professional/personal experience in the region a plus.
-Willingness to work a limited number of evening and weekend hours to provide on-site management of major events (typically 4 evenings/semester and two Saturdays/year)


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006315 Job Open Date: 05/08/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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