Job Opening Description

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Program Manager, Selections and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is the premier U.S. Department of State program created to attract diverse talent to its Foreign Service. The Programs seek individuals committed to promoting positive change in the world as U.S. diplomats for the Foreign Service and select Graduate Fellows through a rigorous nationwide competition and support them through two years of graduate school, internships, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

The Program Manager will manage responsibilities under the Graduate Fellowship and Summer Enrichment Program. They supervise a program coordinator of selections and scholars and work closely with the Deputy Director. May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or performance.

Currently, this is a hybrid position. All staff must be located in Washington, DC or surrounding areas of Maryland or Virginia. All programming is currently taking place in person and in Washington DC and it is expected for the Program Manager to be present to execute their responsibilities.


Selections for the Rangel Graduate Fellowship (40%)

In close coordination with the Rangel Director and Deputy Director, manages the selection process for the Rangel Fellows including but not limited to drafting guidance and instructions, preparing correspondence and other documents, communicating with selection panel members, troubleshooting issues, scheduling meetings and interviews, and compiling scores, and communicating results to finalists.

Oversees logistics for the selection process, including supporting selection panel meetings and the final interview/writing exercise process, arranging meals, organizing staff participation, and arranging and proctoring virtual writing exercises.

Manages selections programming and post-selections tasks such as completing statistical analysis and reporting, updating the website, and drafting press releases and announcements.

Selections and Programming for Summer Enrichment Program (40%)

Works closely with the Deputy Director to manage the pre-and post-selection process for the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program including but not limited to drafting instructions, preparing correspondence and other documents, scheduling meetings, communicating with the selection panel, arranging meals and other logistics for meetings, collecting and compiling scores and communicating results to finalists and alternates, completing statistical analysis and reporting, updating the website, and drafting announcements.

Tracks and reports scholar compliance with program requirements and updates databases to ensure quality.

Works closely with Deputy Director to manage the logistics of Scholar summer programming including securing and coordinating with guest speakers and presenters, mentoring Scholars, and managing program logistics.

Prepares information for alumni network, does outreach and tracks SEP alumni, and supports alumni programming.

Program Recruitment, Administration & Supervision (20%)

Supervises Program Assistant, Selections and SEP, including regular check-ins, regular performance feedback, and motivation.

Works closely with Program Managers and other staff to recruit program participants for the Graduate Fellowship and Summer Enrichment Program

Perform other administrative-related duties as assigned.


Ability to multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced environment and pay close attention to detail.

Advanced skills in the operation of software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Qualtrics) and standard office equipment.

Excellent project and event management abilities.

Previous experience successfully managing junior staff.

Outstanding customer service and problem-solving skills.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work with others.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years of related work experience. 12 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.


In addition to your resume, please submit a brief cover letter addressing your interests and related skills here. Address the letter to the Deputy Director, Rangel Program.