Program Coordinator--kennedy-lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program 🔥
The YES program coordinator will play a key role in supporting the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, an international exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State. The program coordinator will support program implementation, alumni programming, website and social media management, reporting, and program communications. The coordinator will communicate regularly with iEARN partner offices around the world including: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Israel (Arab Communities), Liberia, Mali, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Suriname to ensure delivery of program activities. This is a part-time, temporary position of 20 hours per week starting February 7 until August 30, 2021.
iEARN-USA, a founding member of the iEARN International community, is a leader in international student exchange programming. Our Vision and Mission are to create a more interconnected, peaceful, and just world by empowering young people to make a positive difference in the world through global collaboration and transformative learning. iEARN-USA coordinates virtual exchange and study abroad programs for youth, professional development, and global networking for educators, and assists in the development of program content worldwide.
- Coordinate and implement youth development workshops for students or alumni and contribute to program development to enhance the student exchange experience;
- Regularly maintain and update websites and social media. Actively collect program highlights and success stories to share with funders and stakeholders and for use in iEARN publications;
- Write monthly reports on program activities to provide to funders and stakeholders;
- Develop and plan virtual events to enhance alumni programming;
- Work with program manager and country offices to coordinate program activities and liaise with country partners for on program support issues and assist manager with general program implementation;
- Perform any related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.
- Drive and passion for international education; mission-driven with a positive attitude;
- Previous experience in youth programming;
- Cross-cultural competency; experience working in another country or in a cross-cultural environment strongly preferred;
- Ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous projects and deadlines;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Keen analytical, organizational and problem-solving abilities and careful attention to detail;
- High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; ability to listen and engage a wide range of partners;
- Desire to work in a collaborative environment; ability to work independently on projects and assume ownership as necessary;
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
- iEARN-USA will not sponsor work visas.