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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

This is an temporary, full time opportunity to assist the San Francisco Post with the Marshall’s Scholarship Application process for 8 weeks.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Deal as the main contact point for enquiries about the Marshall Scholarships; Handle applications received for scholarships, which includes sorting, organising and processing applications and then forwarding them to the Marshall Scholarship Selection Committee (this work can include chasing up documentation, verifying eligibility requirements, photocopying/scanning, faxing, mailing, shredding documentation and sorting applicant lists in Excel);
• Liaise with members of the Selection Committee on administrative details, providing administrative support when required;
• Attend the first Committee meeting in October that draws up the list of candidates selected for interview;
• Contact the selected interviewees, schedule interviews, and draw up and distribute the interview schedule;
• Advise interviewees on travel and accommodation policy and process expense claims for interviewees and Committee members;
• Attend the two days of the interviews in November - welcome interviewees, respond to enquiries, process expenses claims, medical documentation, etc.;
• Attend (if required) the Committee’s meeting to determine the selected winners and reserves;
• Prepare required documentation to announce the winners including letters of congratulation and notification;
• Draw up a media contact list for the winners and draft press releases;
• Ensure proper post-selection completion of annual process (destroying application forms of unsuccessful candidates, updating procedures where necessary, updating and organising hardcopy and computer files and Marshall databases for the following year).

  • IT skills including Excel and Word
  • Organisational skills
  • Detail-oriented

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy Network may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

  • Budget skills
  • Able to adjust to rapidly changing environments
Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
13 August 2017
A2 (L)
Full-time, Temporary
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
San Francisco
British Consulate General
28 September 2017

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

Individuals who are Green Card holders, UK/US dual citizens, and non US taxpaying citizens will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 13 August 2017. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis as required. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Internal candidates must inform the Head of Group before applying.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or other category protected by law

This opportunity is closed to applications.