The WorldChicago Director of Programs is responsible for oversight of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leadership Initiative (YTILI), implemented by WorldChicago, and other programs as directed. The Director of Programs will adeptly liaise between a range of key audiences (professional hosts, trainers, homestay hosts, program partners, government agencies and schools) at the local, national, and international level. The Director of Programs is a detailed-oriented practitioner who manages multiple complex activities simultaneously, while also having the ability to make high-level strategic decisions. The Director of Programs helps shape key program messages to advance program activities and impact through the recruitment of direct stakeholders (including fellowship hosts, homestay hosts, Fellows and peer reviewers). The Director of Programs reports to the President and supervises (direct reporting) Program Managers and Program Associates. Excellent benefits package included.
Provide oversight and administration of WorldChicago’s YTILI Fellows Program
Provide program, homestay, budget, and reporting support for one/two additional programs
Expand, cultivate, and sustain network of local professional resources and homestay hosts
Liaise with non-profit organizations, Global Ties U.S., government agencies, and international partners
Oversee monitoring and evaluation efforts, assess program efficacy, and furnish program report on progress to goals
Communications & Outreach
Support marketing and communication for the YTILI program to advance program goals and mission.
Work with Marketing and Development Manager to strengthen WorldChicago’s mission through advancements in program portfolio
Represent WorldChicago at networking and speaking events
Serve as supervisor and mentor to YTILI staff and coordinate joint efforts and oversight of team’s work.
Serve as a leader in adhering to office systems and procedures
Liaise with the WorldChicago Board of Directors as needed
Highly organized – can manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously with multiple deadlines while paying excellent attention to detail
Calm under pressure – can lead through uncertainty and develop innovative solutions to unexpected challenges
Strong communicator – has excellent written and verbal communication skills for proposal development and networking ability for partnership development
Globally minded –is interested in intercultural communication, international affairs or committed to a career in international exchange work; fluency in a second language a plus.
At least 4 to 6 years of work experience in a fast-paced setting providing administrative support within project management, preferably with an international focus
Bachelor’s degree required and master’s degree strongly preferred in relevant field of study (e.g. international relations, international development, intercultural communication, business administration, international education, or another relevant field)
International professional experience or international exchange experience
Ability to effectively communicate with government agencies, corporations, and non-profits
Must be able to travel (1 to 3 times per year); and able to work some evenings and weekends
Experience managing federal grants or developing federal grant proposals
Experience recruiting, selecting, and/or advising international students, scholars, or fellows
Experience maintaining and managing local teams of volunteers
Experience designing or developing programs or events for professionals
Experience working or studying abroad
Position Start date: ASAP
To apply, email a cover letter and resumé to email@example.com. by close of business on January 15, 2021.