IVLP PROGRAM MANAGER – Exempt Full-time Position
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the IVLP Program Manager manages the IVLP Program and works to ensure a successful visit for the international visitors and the local program professional partners. The Program Manager will manage all aspects of the program including researching prospective local professional contacts, arranging logistics, drafting the local itinerary of appointments, and communicating all logistical details to the appropriate authorities. Duties also entail tracking project expenditures, maintaining database, statistics and activity records related to the program.
Reports to: Executive Director
Responsibilities: The IVLP Program Manager will provide administrative, coordination and logistical management to the program team working on International Visitor Leadership Program projects.
- Build and manage strategic relationships at the local, state, and national level with professional resources and Global Ties U.S. partners such as fellow Community-Based Member (CBM) offices, national program agencies (NPA) and the U.S. State Department;
- Support strategic development goals of the organization through key resource cultivation and relationship management;
- Conduct research on a variety of international topics and local professional contacts;
- Make logistical arrangements for groups of international visitors to San Diego, including travel, hotels, ground transportation, catering, etc.;
- Arrange meetings with local partners, implementing U.S. Department of State-outlined project objectives;
- Process and track project expenditures; produce financial documents;
- Assist in the monitoring of project budgets;
- Produce project materials, including but not limited to arrival packets, name badges, and administrative documents;
- Maintain project files within the database and provide general project direction;
- Brief interpreters and international participants on administrative procedures and logistical arrangements pertaining to projects;
- Supervise and provide direction to program staff as well as to IVLP interns and volunteers in their tasks;
- Provide support to events related to IVLP delegations;
- Provide support for dinner hospitality requests;
- Support communications strategy;
- Perform other duties, as assigned
Required skills and qualifications:
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple administrative tasks with a high degree of accuracy; ability to work independently and as a team member, take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in international relations, global studies or related field
- Minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience
- Demonstrated success in international program management
- Strong computer skills including use of databases and proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel, familiarity with Salesforce, Publisher, WordPress, and social media platforms a plus
- Strong verbal and writing skills with the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
- Excellent time management, attention to detail and organization skills
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple management and programmatic tasks with a high degree of accuracy
- Ability to work independently and as a team member, take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible
- Strong management experience, including hiring, training, and staff supervision
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
- Demonstrated interest in international exchanges, event management, and protocol
- Ability to work with multiple cultures and constituencies
- Driver’s License and access to a car required
- Willingness to be on call to handle issues and concerns that arise after hours required
Desired skills and qualifications:
- Advanced degree in international relations, global studies, or related field
- Proficiency in multiple languages
- Nonprofit event management experience
- Experience working with federal agencies and familiarity with federal grant requirements and processes (Department of State, Department of Defense, Library of Congress, USAID)
- Effective public speaking and presentation skills
- Conversant on global affairs and U.S. foreign policy priorities
- This is a full time exempt salaried position.
Application Process: Send cover letter, resume and list three professional references to Employment@SanDiegoDiplomacy.org with IVLP Program Manager in the subject line or via mail to San Diego Diplomacy Council, 4305 University Avenue, Suite 510, San Diego, CA 92105. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019 at 5 pm. Due to the expected number of applicants, we request that you do not call or email to check on your application status. You will be contacted by email before May 20, 2019 if your application is selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in employment with the San Diego Diplomacy Council.
INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEERING
Gain hands-on experience in public diplomacy while learning about the work of a nonprofit in San Diego. Our volunteer intern positions are for college junior through graduate level students. Our internship program is attractive to emerging global leaders looking to expand their skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- Program – designed to give students practical experience in planning and scheduling professional appointments for international visitors who come to San Diego.
- Operations – designed to give the student a global perspective on how non-profit organizations are managed, organized and run
- Executive – designed to give the student experience in working with executive level personnel on administrative, meeting planning and communication tasks.
- Events – designed to give the student a high level of responsibility and exposure in planning professional and social events.
- Membership – designed to give the student experience conducting first-hand research with international businesses, foundations and individuals to determine potential sources for support or affiliation with our organization.
- Data Analytics – designed to give students real world experience in utilizing a variety of techniques to interpret data and identify growth opportunities in membership, funding and community involvement through analysis of data and trends.
- Marketing – designed to give the student a high level of responsibility and exposure to local media sources in a professional, intercultural environment.
Internship Details and Timeline
Our unpaid internships are approximately 15 hours per week, between 10 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Internships are available during the following times.
Winter: December, January and February – resumes accepted until December 1
Spring: March, April, and May- resumes accepted until March 1
Summer: June, July, and August- resumes accepted until June 1
Fall: September, October, and November- resumes accepted until September 1
*Exact start and end date of internships are subject to change based on capacity and organizational needs.
Email your resume and internship interest to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.