Program Officer, TechWomen - (3264)

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Published 23 days ago

Job Description:

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the TechWomen program empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East. Through professional and cultural mentorship and the development of social impact projects, TechWomen participants gain access to global networks, resources, and knowledge to reach their full potential and become catalysts for impact in their home communities.

The Program Officer provides administrative and logistical support for a diverse set of project activities throughout the life cycle of the TechWomen program, including communications, application and selection, logistics and operations, and event planning and execution. Collaborating with the program team, the Program Officer will implement a variety of projects in adherence with all sponsor, contractual and IIE guidelines.

Essential Functions:

• Provides coordination and occasional oversight of logistical and administrative projects and activities throughout all phases of program implementation: outreach and recruitment, application and selection, participant preparation, mentorship initiatives, U.S. based program activities, and alumnae initiatives.

• Program Officer will have the opportunity to manage stand-alone projects based on programmatic needs and interests.

• Supports external communications efforts, including the drafting of materials and compiling information to demonstrate program impact, including the creation and management of website content, sponsor reports, infographics, blog posts, videos, etc.

• Communicates and collaborates with entities outside of the immediate program team, including other IIE teams and external contacts, to develop and deliver essential program pieces (i.e. management of application system and virtual event and learning platform(s)).

• Supports event planning and execution, including day-of event setup and breakdown.

• Maintains multiple databases tracking detailed program information.

• Assists with the processing of payments, expense reporting, tracking expenditures and cost share, and event reporting.

• Represents the TechWomen program while professionally interacting with program stakeholders.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

• Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.

• Requires at least two years of related work experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Strong organization skills with high attention to detail.

• Ability to work well under pressure, prioritizing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines while maintaining a calm and professional demeanor.

• Good written and verbal communication skills.

• Keen ability to adapt to various situations and solve problems efficiently and effectively.

• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites - intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel, including ability to analyze data and produce data visualizations, desired.

• Experience with CRM tools (Salesforce, etc) website maintenance (WordPress) and basic video editing strongly preferred.

• Basic understanding and interest in logistical coordination.

• Ability to interact with all levels of staff and external contacts; sensitive to cultural differences when working with people from other cultures or backgrounds.

• Ability and willingness to provide onsite event support outside of traditional working hours, including some nights and weekends, primarily during participants’ stay in the US.

• Passion for and/or experience in supporting women’s empowerment initiatives, global education, exchange, and training, and/or women in STEM highly encouraged.

To help promote and ensure the safety of our employees and those we work with, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees that have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job Description:

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the TechWomen program empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA, USA

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