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Legacy International seeks two people- and detail-oriented professionals to join our team! These are full time jobs serving as Program Coordinators with TechGirls. 

TechGirls is a U.S. Department of State initiative and exchange program designed to inspire young women from 37 countries to pursue higher education and careers in technology through hands-on skills development. It is administered by Legacy International in partnership with Virginia Tech University’s Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity.

In 2021-2022 TechGirls is expanding beyond the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) and South-Central Asia. Staff with experience in any of the following countries can be especially valuable additions to the team:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa (AF) – Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa & Zimbabwe
  • East Asia & Pacific (EAP) – Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia, Taiwan & Vietnam
  • Europe & Eurasia (EUR) – Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro & Turkey
  • Western Hemisphere (WHA) – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras & Suriname

We are looking for two experienced professionals with proven project management skills and international exchange experience, who care deeply about empowering young women.

Responsibilities

  • Set-up and manage the program as outlined in Legacy’s proposal including educational and cultural sites visits and logistics.
  • Coordinate two regions working with the U.S. Embassies in each country as it relates to youth selection, pre-departure orientation, flights and escorts, community project tracking and alumni engagement.
  • Select and orient “Local Engagement Coordinators” in each country who assist with youth selection, logistical arrangements for visa procurement, domestic travel, reimbursements, international travel and project mentoring.
  • Work with Legacy’s community host partners (U.S.) and maintain program standards for host family selection, job shadow placements, community service components and panel discussions.
  • Manage youth selection in your regions.
  • Co-design and deliver curriculum for approximately 27 training days on topics of leadership development, and civic education, follow on project planning.
  • Responsible for co-planning and leading debriefs, learning games, individual and mentoring sessions to assist youths in maximizing their learning.
  • Work closely with Legacy’s financial department on the budget and cash requests.
  • Oversee air ticket purchasing for your region working with AMEX Global Business Travel. 
  • Contribute to program storytelling - writing impact stories, blog and social media content.
  • Organize & format participant data for program customization.
  • Assist with DOS report writing pre- and post-program.

Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a trainer in the following subjects: leadership development, civic education, global issues, and/or environment education.
  • Previous experience working with youth in an educational or recreational setting (preferably residential such as a travel program or summer camp).
  • Interest in current and past history and culture of Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Eurasia and/or South & Central America. (See specific countries listed above.)
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team including ability to seek/accept guidance and supervision as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, keep groups on schedule, and make appropriate adjustments as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others.
  • Ability to establish priorities, respond to unanticipated needs, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to mentor others and facilitate creative and self-motivated learning.
  • Ability to motivate others to bring forth their talents and skills.
  • Ability to communicate with the community at large and media as needed.
  • Receptive to and knowledgeable of delegates’ cultural, spiritual, and personal needs.
  • College graduate with at least one year of postgraduate professional experience.
  • Stamina and ability to work long, active hours.
  • Minimum age 23.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.

Start Date & Workload:  begins full time, November 1, 2021

NOTE: During program delivery in the summer months, time commitment significantly expands, including evenings and weekends. Some regional travel is also required. During such times, the TechGirls staff team travels with the exchange participants, serving as facilitators, trainers, mentors, trip leaders, and process monitors throughout the U.S. program. Candidates who are fully vaccinated against COVID or able and willing to do so will be considered. 

Work Location: Candidates who live in or can relocate to one of two areas will be considered: 1) south-central/southwestern Virginia OR 2) the Washington D.C. metro area. Candidates living within commuting distance of either Legacy’s Bedford office or our DC area office can work entirely from Legacy’s office or have the option of a hybrid job with some remote work from home.

Our Company. Our Mission.

Legacy International equips emerging leaders to transform their values and vision into sustainable success. Our programs and services help people of all ages form collaborative teams around shared values, develop entrepreneurial mindsets and business models, promote social responsibility and lead to peaceful sustainable communities. Since 1979, projects and initiatives have involved professionals, community leaders, and youths from 110 countries. Legacy is funded by multiple federal and private grants, fee-for-service income, gifts and donations. Significant support comes from the U.S. Department of State. We are headquartered in Bedford, Virginia with additional employees working remotely in the Washington, DC metro area. 

Legacy International seeks two people- and detail-oriented professionals to join our team! These are full time jobs serving as Program Coordinators with TechGirls. 

TechGirls is a U.S. Department of State initiative and exchange program…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 17, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least USD 41,000Salary is negoatiable, based on experience.

Benefits

Culture & Benefits

Legacy International has a successful 40+ year track record delivering high quality training programs with ongoing coaching and mentoring. Legacy’s Founder, J.E. Rash, embodies social innovation and promotes creative thinking company wide. We have a relaxed dress code and flexible scheduling. 

Benefits (Details provided upon request or at time of offer):

  • Legacy’s Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) benefits begin 3 months after start of employment. This HRA provides tax-free monetary reimbursements for qualified medical expenses, up to $3000 per year, subject to the employee meeting all criteria for reimbursement.
  • Flexible Paid Leave Policy. For a full time (100%) employee, this comes to 224 hours (28 eight-hour days) per year, including vacation, holidays and sick days.
  • Full-time employees become eligible for up to twelve (12) weeks of paid family leave after twelve (12) months of employment; subject to specific limitations and eligibility.

Culture & Benefits

Legacy International has a successful 40+ year track record delivering high quality training programs with ongoing coaching and mentoring. Legacy’s…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY send cover letter and resume to: Leila Baz, HR Manager; staff@legacyintl.org. (Please note “TechGirls” in the subject line.)

TO APPLY send cover letter and resume to: Leila Baz, HR Manager; staff@legacyintl.org. (Please note “TechGirls” in the subject line.)

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