The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access), funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), provides a foundation of English-language skills to talented 13- to 20-year-olds from underserved sectors around the world through after-school classes and intensive sessions in their home communities. As part of their course work, Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate in their countries’ socioeconomic development and better prepare themselves to compete for future U.S. exchange and study programs. Since the program’s inception in 2004, over 150,000 students in more than 80 countries have participated in Access activities. The Access program also provides professional development and exchange programs for selected teachers and program administrators.
The implementation of the Access program at FHI 360 involves four teams: Regional Program team, Teacher Engagement team, Finance & Contracts team, and Systems team. We are seeking an Associate Director who will work in close coordination with the Project Director and all teams in the day-to-day operational management of the Access program, including the direct supervision of a complex portfolio that includes the Regional Program team and the Teacher Engagement team. They will also be responsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall monitoring and evaluation system, tracking and reporting on all progress made towards meeting Access program objectives.