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Program Director, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The Program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

Location: While this program is primarily hybrid, all employees of the Rangel program are expected to be physically in the Washington DC Metro area, including Maryland and Virginia.
Provide overall direction of the Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program, including management, coordination with grantor, training and monitoring of participants, outreach and selections, and compliance with grant provisions.

Developing and implementing recruitment strategies that achieve State Department goals of diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, geography and socioeconomics.

Administering a process for selecting fellows that meets State Department requirements and is fair, efficient, and focused on achieving desired outcomes.

Ensuring effective training of the fellows through planning and administering an orientation, professional development activities, preparations for their State Department assessments, and oversight of their graduate programs.

Monitoring and evaluating fellows’ experiences with the program, including overseeing their grades and academic status, evaluating program elements, and counseling fellows on issues such as State Department clearances, graduate school, and internships.

Preparing analyses and reports to gauge the program’s success in achieving its goals; submitting required reports for the cooperative agreement to the U.S. Department of State.

Overseeing the program budget and expenditures and addressing any financial issues.

Maintaining productive relationships with key program stakeholders, including the Department of State, universities, fellows, alumni, prospective applicants, and other groups identified above.

Leads and shapes team environment consisting of a Deputy Director, two Program Managers, a Congressional Manager, a Senior Finance Manager, and three Program Coordinators.

Core Competencies:

Demonstrated administrative competence in international/foreign affairs, program management, and/or fellowship administration.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to prepare outreach and recruiting strategies and to build nationwide networks of advisors who work with potential applicants.

Knowledge of evaluation techniques and statistical analysis of results.

Effectiveness in preparing reports to demonstrate progress in achieving goals.


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