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Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

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Program Specialist Washington, DC (ID #13352)

Provide a professional service employee to serve as a Program Specialist. The Program Specialist for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA), Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (WHA/PDA) assists in the development of strategies for advancing U.S. policies, interests, values and culture abroad through effective public diplomacy (PD) programs and initiatives; supports the coordination with other bureaus and USG agencies for briefings for Western Hemisphere audiences in support of U.S. policies; and provides administrative and logistics support for implementation of PD priority programs, assists in the coordination of programs with implementing partners.


• Coordinates briefings and programming activities of International Visitors and other exchange visitors from the Western Hemisphere.

• Assists in the preliminary review and analysis of public diplomacy (PD) grant proposals for the Cultural Coordinator and Education/100,000 Strong (100K Strong) in the Americas Coordinator, Policy and Coordination Officer, and PD Desk Officers or others responsible for programs in support of regional policy objectives.

• Provides back up support for the Cultural Coordinator and Education/100K Strong Coordinator and other regional initiatives.

• Assists in coordination of WAE and TDY coverage and all associated logistics.

• Serves as the back-up Office Administrator to the Office Management Specialist on travel and administration functions for WHA/PDA.

• Serves as the Bureau's liaison with Office of Language Services for the translation of reports and speeches; coordinates conference and workshops including logistics, budget and content with support from the OMS.



• Excellent drafting and communication skills and ability to collaborate with people.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and SharePoint.

• Excellent time management skills and ability to proactively follow-up on multiple tasks. Good judgement

  and problem solving skills.

• Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to evaluate proposals and make recommendations

  based on policy priorities and proposal strength.


 Controlled climate office environment.


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