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Program Specialist (ID #14148)
Washington, DC

***Active Secret Clearance Required***

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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The Program Specialist will provide extensive office administrative support the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.


  • Proactively 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 drafting PD program and initiative summaries that report on policy impact.
  • 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


May lead and guide the work of others.


  • ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED,please indicate on resume
  • Expertise in establishing travel arrangements using the E2 system; including working knowledge of the Department of State’s travel policies.  
  • Expertise in TA
  • TEL (time and attendance system).
  • Capable of conducting research and able to use the Public Diplomacy Mission Activity Tracker (MAT) application and other PD tools.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills and ability to collaborate with people.
  • Flexibility to internally report on a variety of issues that impact the Western Hemisphere.
  • 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.
  • Basic awareness of the Western Hemisphere region, which may include background on educational, cultural, political and/or social inclusion issues through professional, academic, or personal research experiences.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Basic Spanish or Portuguese language abilities are encouraged, but not required.


This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.