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Program Associate

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Program Associate   

JOB TITLE:

Program Associate

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Washington District of Columbia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

About the Organization

QFI is a US-based organization committed to advancing the value of teaching and learning Arabic as a global language.
QFI works to increase access to research-informed Arabic instruction for educators and students.

QFI works to foster and encourage the study of Arabic as a global language by supporting the professionalization of Arabic teaching and research-informed methodology and practices.
With more than a decade of experience working in the Americas, the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, QFI has established networks of educators, administrators, students, researchers, and other experts in language learning.
With Arabic language programs more prominent at the university level, the number of Arabic education programs offered at the primary and secondary level has not changed much, providing an opportunity for QFI to position Arabic as a global language that is taught at an earlier age.

Position Summary

The Program Associate (PA) works to administer and support a portfolio of grants and programs related to the teaching and learning of the Arabic language.
The PA is responsible for the announcement, application, review, award, monitoring, and closing processes of certain QFI grant programs.
The Program Associate also supports programmatic activities such as teacher professional development workshops, trainings, and conferences, working in an efficient and time-sensitive manner and interacting with a range of QFI beneficiaries, consultants, and contractors.
The Program Associate will also support the program team by performing a wide range of key administrative tasks, including events management as well as managing submissions in QFIs grants management portal.

Position Functions and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, each essential duty and responsibility must be performed satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Process grants related to the teaching and learning of the Arabic language, overseeing all

aspects of the grant lifecycle

Provide logistical and administrative support for the development and implementation of QFI

educator programming.
Responsibilities include:

Coordinate and serve as the primary point of contact for event participants

Coordinate work with consultants, contractors, and advisors, including drafting

contracts and processing invoices

Process reimbursements for event participants and consultants

Monitor programs for programmatic impact - gather and organize relevant

programmatic data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Coordinate QFIs presence at educator workshops and conferences including developing and

managing an implementation plan and timeline, overseeing logistical arrangements for

participants, and coordinating with the Operations, Research and Communications teams as

necessary

Answer questions about QFI and its programs, when appropriate.
Direct QFI beneficiaries and

general community members to the correct information, resources, and fellow staff member(s)

when necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated interest and knowledge of the Arabic language and Arab World

Comfort with and experience working in a multi-cultural environment

Ability to work collaboratively with a team

Ability to work in a dynamic environment

Ability to establish priorities and manage multiple tasks while being detail-oriented

Ability to take initiative and work independently

Demonstrated skills in problem solving and critical thinking

Requirements

Experience

Previous experience working on educational programs or in K-12 education

Previous experience in logistical planning and coordination of meetings and/or events

Previous study of both written and spoken Arabic language required

Education

Four-year degree in a field of study such as Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, Education,

International Relations, or other relevant fields.

Working Conditions

QFI currently operates on a Hybrid Work Policy with in-person work required two days per week (The department lead requires Thursdays to be one of the two days).
Employees may be

required to travel to QFI offices or third-party sites to attend meetings, events, or for other

situations as deemed necessary by their supervisor.

Mostly sedentary; must be able to lift up to 20lbs.

Up to 20% travel required (international and domestic) following QFIs Travel Policy

This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the sole standards for the position.
Incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as required.

To be considered for this position you must reside in the Washington, DC metro area.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Craig Cangemi, at org\" target=\"_blank\">ccangemi@qfi.
org
, with the subject line Program Associate QFI.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

24.1 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707246536-8b64a22dee06a89ddb8c9bfae583103e

LOCATION:

District of Columbia United States

CITY:

Washington

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About the Organization

QFI is a US-based organization committed to advancing the value of teaching and learning Arabic as a global language. QFI works to increase access to research-informed Arabic instruction for educators and students.

QFI works to foster and encourage the study of Arabic as a global language by supporting the professionalization of Arabic teaching and research-informed methodology and practices. With more than a decade of experience working in the Americas, the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, QFI has established networks of educators, administrators, students, researchers, and other experts in language learning. With Arabic language programs more prominent at the university level, the number of Arabic education programs offered at the primary and secondary level has not changed much, providing an opportunity for QFI to position Arabic as a global language that is taught at an earlier age.

Position Summary

The Program Associate (PA) works to administer and support a portfolio of grants and programs related to the teaching and learning of the Arabic language. The PA is responsible for the announcement, application, review, award, monitoring, and closing processes of certain QFI grant programs. The Program Associate also supports programmatic activities such as teacher professional development workshops, trainings, and conferences, working in an efficient and time-sensitive manner and interacting with a range of QFI beneficiaries, consultants, and contractors. The Program Associate will also support the program team by performing a wide range of key administrative tasks, including events management as well as managing submissions in QFIs grants management portal.

Position Functions and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, each essential duty and responsibility must be performed satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Process grants related to the teaching and learning of the Arabic language, overseeing all

aspects of the grant lifecycle

Provide logistical and administrative support for the development and implementation of QFI

educator programming. Responsibilities include:

Coordinate and serve as the primary point of contact for event participants

Coordinate work with consultants, contractors, and advisors, including drafting

contracts and processing invoices

Process reimbursements for event participants and consultants

Monitor programs for programmatic impact - gather and organize relevant

programmatic data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Coordinate QFIs presence at educator workshops and conferences including developing and

managing an implementation plan and timeline, overseeing logistical arrangements for

participants, and coordinating with the Operations, Research and Communications teams as

necessary

Answer questions about QFI and its programs, when appropriate. Direct QFI beneficiaries and

general community members to the correct information, resources, and fellow staff member(s)

when necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated interest and knowledge of the Arabic language and Arab World

Comfort with and experience working in a multi-cultural environment

Ability to work collaboratively with a team

Ability to work in a dynamic environment

Ability to establish priorities and manage multiple tasks while being detail-oriented

Ability to take initiative and work independently

Demonstrated skills in problem solving and critical thinking

Requirements

Experience

Previous experience working on educational programs or in K-12 education

Previous experience in logistical planning and coordination of meetings and/or events

Previous study of both written and spoken Arabic language required

Education

Four-year degree in a field of study such as Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, Education,

International Relations, or other relevant fields.

Working Conditions

QFI currently operates on a Hybrid Work Policy with in-person work required two days per week (The department lead requires Thursdays to be one of the two days). Employees may be

required to travel to QFI offices or third-party sites to attend meetings, events, or for other

situations as deemed necessary by their supervisor.

Mostly sedentary; must be able to lift up to 20lbs.

Up to 20% travel required (international and domestic) following QFIs Travel Policy

This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the sole standards for the position. Incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as required.

To be considered for this position you must reside in the Washington, DC metro area.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Craig Cangemi, at ccangemi@qfi.org, with the subject line Program Associate QFI. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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