USINDO Job Vacancy: Program Education Officer - Washington, DC - USA

The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Program / Education Officer.
Position Overview
The responsibilities of this key professional position at USINDO/Washington include:
  • U.S.-based speaker’s programs, major events, and other programs
  • USINDO’s bilateral education grant programs substantial role in the start-up of a new U.S.-Indonesia Joint Council
Position Description
Position responsibilities include:
  • (1) Conceptualizing, programming, and managing USINDO’s US-based speakers’ programs (Open Forums, Special Open Forums, Galas, and other events); providing advice and support to Jakarta Representative on programs in Indonesia.
  • (2) Managing and contributing substantively to customized programs in the United States to acquaint Indonesian officials with US institutions and counterparts, and content in their area of expertise. The current such program is the Legislative Partnership Program which will have one DC-based program in 2016.
  • (3) Administering USINDO’s educational grant programs such as the Ed Masters Fellows, Summer Studies, and Sumitro Fellows. The US-Indonesia Joint Council on Higher Education Partnership is managed separately.
  • (4) Assisting in the start-up of a new bilateral Joint Council that is being established. These responsibilities may shift to a dedicated position after the Council is formed.
  • (5) The incumbent reports to the President of USINDO and collaborates with the USINDO professional team in Washington and Jakarta.
Qualifications Sought
  • Ability to write concisely and compellingly in English
  • Drive, initiative, and operational aptitude to accomplish results
  • Sense of responsibility for high quality and timeliness of work
  • Comfort with adjusting to multiple tasks and shifting priorities
  • Ability to contribute advice and judgment to decisions
  • Ability to speak publicly when needed
  • High interpersonal communication and cross-cultural skills
  • Masters’ Degree in relevant field
  • Potentially available for minimum of two years
Knowledge of, or interest in, Indonesia (politics, economics, personalities)

Salary: To be determined based on qualifications.

Due Date: Interested applicants should submit a cover email expressing interest in the position, a resume, writing samples, and three references, by February 17, 2016, unless extended. These, or inquiries, should be submitted to dmerrill@usindo.org. Phone inquiries may also be made to David Merrill, President, at (202) 232-1400.

USINDO’s mission is to expand mutual understanding between the United States and Indonesia and its people, and to strengthen the bilateral relationship, including the recently-announced U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership. We implement our mission through expert lectures, conferences, and discussions in each country, and through educational and legislative exchange programs and partnerships.

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