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Manager of Sponsored Programs

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AFS Intercultural Programs


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Published 25 days ago

November 15, 2019
November 5, 2019

About AFS

AFS Intercultural Programs (www.afs.org) is a global network that develops active global citizens committed to making the world a better place. Through our international exchange programs, education initiatives, volunteerism and advocacy, we empower young people from all backgrounds with essential global skills—and the passion for making a difference. AFS Intercultural Programs leverages the power and reach of 59 National AFS Organizations working together to accelerate the local, global and collective impact of our 105-year nonprofit.  

AFS International is the global leadership, coordinating, and administrative body of the AFS Network. We are a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Our office is located in New York City and we work with a global team of staff and consultants. 

About the position

AFS partners with corporations, foundations, and governments around the world with an emphasis on ensuring that more people from diverse and underserved communities participate in and benefit from educational exchange programs and international education initiatives. As part of our new organizational strategy (see here), we are expanding our partnerships with corporations, foundations, and governments.

AFS is seeking a program manager for our sponsored programs, which include the BP Global STEM Academies and Global Citizen scholarship program for Greek youth (funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation). This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious professional to help manage and grow partnerships for a great organization with a powerful mission, global footprint, and enthusiastic alumni and volunteers. We are looking for someone who will bring energy and determination to the role, nurture existing relationships, support the development of new ones, and help grow a core part of our program portfolio.

Responsibilities:

As the Manager for Sponsored Programs, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Managing global program operations for our sponsored programs with BP and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, including program planning, communications, promotion, selection, and execution, among other responsibilities
  • Working closely with AFS organizations participating in these sponsored programs, including in Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the USA, and expanding to additional countries in 2020
  • Preparing regular reports and program evaluations for sponsoring organizations
  • Managing additional sponsored program initiatives, as they are developed
  • Assisting the Programs Team as needed and available

Requirements:

We are looking for the following in the ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in managing corporate and foundation partnerships and programs at not-for-profit organizations, including experience leading project planning, recruitment campaigns, selection processes, program execution, evaluation, communications, report writing, etc. - the ideal candidate will have approximately five years of experience
  • A resourceful go-getter quickly able to grasp AFS’s systems and operations, including database, application, website, social media, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and intercultural sensitivity - we are a global organization and working at AFS means communicating across cultures on a daily basis
  • Fluent in English with strong writing skills (short-listed candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample)
  • Authorized to work in the USA - position is based in NYC - as well as the ability and willingness to travel within the US and/or internationally, if and as needed

The following are additional skills, experience, and qualities of interest to us:

  • Additional languages (Greek is a plus)
  • Salesforce experience
  • Project management experience
  • Design savvy
  • Determination and a sense of humor both and at all times

About AFS

AFS Intercultural Programs (www.afs.org) is a global network that develops active global citizens committed to making the world a better place. Through our international exchange programs, education initiatives, volunteerism…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@afs.org using the title “Manager of Sponsored Programs Position”. The deadline to apply is November 5, 2019. Successful applicants will be invited for a phone interview and may be asked to submit a writing sample.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@afs.org using the title “Manager of Sponsored Programs Position”. The deadline to apply is November 5, 2019. Successful…

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71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

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