The Education Program Officer is responsible for the daily operations of language classes, regional studies seminars and other education-related programs under the Middle East Institute's Center for Education. 

This is an excellent chance to join a friendly, vibrant, and dynamic team environment with a mission to bridge cultures through culture and education. The Program Officer will report to the Director of the Center for Education. This position will be part-time / full-time. 

 

DUTIES OF EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFICER

  • Create a positive learning environment for students and teachers.
  • Ensure successful customer service relations between students, potential clients, teachers and Education staff. 
  • Coordinate classes, course schedule and registration. 
  • Assist with creation of language classes, regional studies seminars, and administration of programs.
  • Patience with daily customer service interactions with students and teachers.
  • Serve as liaison between teachers, students and Director of Education.
  • Oversee private instruction process and coordination.
  • Assist with student transfers, withdrawals, refunds, certificates and grade reports.
  • Assist with marketing and advertising for the Center's programs.
  • Ability to work with Excel, Canva, and Adobe Illustrator. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably with a focus in Middle East studies, languages, international relations, or education with 1+ years of work, or a competitive internship in a related field. 
  • Experience in learning a foreign language, customer service and administration. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • A good understanding of Middle Eastern languages and cultures.
  • Fantastic organizational and teamwork skills. 
  • An understanding of the communicative approach to teaching a foreign language. 
  • An interest in bridging cultures through languages. 
  • An interest in the Middle East and international relations. 

 

SALARY

Salary competitive. Excellent benefits. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to jobs@mei.edu.  Please indicate the position “Education Program Officer” in the subject line of your email.