The International Development & Exchange Programs of World Learning has an immediate opening for a Program Associate, Professional Skills Development Team. World Learning is an 80-year-old global non-profit organization with operations in 77 countries. Through its award-winning international education programs – The Experiment in International Living, the SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad and the International Honors Program (IHP) – World Learning fosters global citizenship by connecting over 3,000 young ambassadors annually across cultural differences and social barriers. Through its International Development & Exchange Programs, World Learning practices what it teaches, undertaking community-driven international development, training and exchange projects in sixteen countries. For more information visit www.worldlearning.org
Title: Program Associate, Professional Skills Development Team,
Exchange and Training Unit
Position Grade: G-5
Reports To: Program Officer
Location: Washington D.C.
Education: Bachelor’s and 1 year experience
Deadline: 6 August 2012
Summary: Working with a Program Officer, the Program Associate will make programmatic and logistical arrangements for foreign professionals visiting the United States as participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
Responsibilities and Duties:
·Arrange program appointments; develop prospective program calendars and itineraries; make any authorized changes in program;
·Arrange program logistics (air and ground travel/hotels/meeting space); coordinate domestic air travel with contract travel agency;
·Conduct research to identify appropriate, cost-effective program components and assist in the preparation of proposals and programs;
·Act as liaison between participants and hosts or training organizations in Washington, D.C., as required;
·Using Word and Department of State (DOS) database software, prepare briefing books and program materials for participants; prepare participant biographical information; update participant lists and biographies;
·Establish and maintain contact with local sponsors; coordinate with local sponsors to formulate and secure programs outside of Washington, D.C., in cooperation with World Learning and DOS Program Officers;
·Prepare and maintain program files; assist with project close-out and follow-up;
·Assist with financial aspects of program arrangements, including per diem requests and receipts, checks for vendors, and invoices, ensuring that all financial transactions are executed in compliance with accounting procedures and requirements; and
·Handle other tasks as assigned.
·Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year of related work experience;
·Strong cross-cultural and communications skills including public speaking;
·Energetic and strong team player;
·Excellent organizational ability;
·Computer proficiency, including Excel and Power Point;
·Proven strong written and oral communication skills in English;
·Experience with living/studying/working abroad preferred;
·Demonstrated accuracy and interpersonal skills;
·Prior work experience in an office environment;
·Foreign language skills desirable;
·Supervision of intern(s)
Qualified candidates must email their CV and cover letter stating their salary history soonest to neal.lendenmann[AT]worldlearning[DOT]org by 5pm August 6, 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.