Program Associate, Leadership Practice

IREX
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 31

Position description

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.

POSITION SUMMARY

IREX seeks a Program Associate for its Leadership Practice to provide support to the Community Solutions Program, a professional fellowship and leadership development program funded by the U.S. Department of State. Participants age 25-38 from 87 eligible countries complete a four-month practicum and leadership development course in the United States before returning home to implement community development projects. The Program Associate will support all aspects of the program lifecycle.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Advise program participants and liaise with host organization representatives and volunteers
• Represent the program to external partners during phone calls and in-person meetings and events
• Explore and build relationships with people and organizations that support the program goal of providing meaningful professional opportunities for participants
• Serve as an active connector for the program’s network of participants, alumni, hosts, and volunteers
• Implement a communications strategy, including the creative use of social media
• Assist in preparing communications materials and program reports
• Support the recruitment and selection of participants and practicum host organizations 
• Assist in matching participants with practicum host organizations 
• Coordinate event logistics and make travel bookings
• Support participants through the pre-arrival administrative process 
• Facilitate interactive in-person workshop sessions on topics such as cross-cultural communication
• Contribute to program monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and networking ability
• High level of intercultural competence
• Excellent attention to detail
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to adhere to strict deadlines
• Excellent social media skills, including Facebook and Twitter 
• Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

• Master’s degree in international education, international relations, international development, intercultural communication, leadership, or another relevant field
• Experience advising international students, scholars, or fellows
• Experience studying, working, or volunteering internationally
• Experience designing and implementing a social media campaign
• Experience coordinating events with 100 or more attendees
• Experience facilitating workshops or speaking in front of large audiences
• Experience using Outlook, Salesforce, Formstack, SurveyMonkey, Power BI, and InterviewStream
• Familiarity with the culture and language of one or more countries eligible for the Community Solutions Program
 

Application instructions

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