Part-Time, Non-exempt, Hourly
Based in San Francisco, California with some travel in East Bay
Do you have experience planning, implementing and recruiting for youth programs that engage diverse participants and underserved communities toward a common cause?
Are you committed to educating poc teens so they have the tools to thrive?
Do you have a passion for learning and understanding what is going on around the globe?
Finally, are you open to new ideas, relish out-of-the-box thinking and like rolling up your sleeves to create programs that make a meaningful impact on big problems facing the world?
Then we are looking for you!
Who are we? World Affairs, a premier international affairs public forum on the West Coast, is searching for a new director for our education program. As a community-based organization, we view the education program as an integral part of our renewed and expanding commitment to reach diverse and underserved audiences and communities.
Founded in 1947, World Affairs is a convener and platform for insightful, non-partisan knowledge -- a reliable guide and curator for the best information, delivered in a way that people can connect with and trust. We are a local not-for-profit that is globally focused with a deep commitment to the San Francisco Bay Area.
For 15 years, the World Affairs Education Program has informed and inspired the next generation of American leaders. Through a curriculum for high school and community college students, the program has offered leadership training and mentoring opportunities with a global perspective – this includes international exchange opportunities during the academic year and summer.
In the 2019-20 academic year, 512 students from 67 high schools and 17 colleges took part in this program. The program provides resources to students and young professionals to broaden their knowledge of international affairs, develop leadership skills, and explore career opportunities.
What is the need? Student participants credit their World Affairs experience as completely changing the direction of their education and career. However, public high schools increasingly do not have the capacity to offer in-depth international relations learning opportunities. It is our belief that having a firm grasp on what is going on elsewhere in the world, not only in the U.S., will be one key to success for our young people in the future. Without this kind of exposure and opportunities, those with limited resources and underserved communities face a bigger and bigger disadvantage in an increasingly complex, interconnected and competitive work environment. World Affairs seeks to change this.
What is the solution? It is essential that the next generation of leaders be truly global and global-minded. To make sure this happens we must inspire interest in international studies and internationally-connected careers. As such, World Affairs is expanding our commitment to increasing diversity in our education program by reaching and enrolling students from underserved communities. Now more than ever, young people are seeking ways to solve global problems, and we must provide them with the skills and connection to global events and history. At the same time, this renewed investment in a diverse next generation will provide the energy, drive and perspective that will be needed to adequately address the challenges we face in today’s world.
What you will do once here? The Outreach Program Officer works closely with the Senior Program Manager and the Education Program Committee of the Board of Trustees.
The Outreach Program Officer takes part in a team effort to shape outreach strategies for establishing partnerships with high schools, community colleges and universities, and recruit students to participate in the education program. Additionally, the position may support a new initiative to establish partnerships with schools and after-school programs in underrepresented communities of color in the East Bay. She/he/they will turn World Affairs’ expanded commitment to diverse and underserved students in the Bay Area into something concrete and meaningful.
The Outreach Program Officer supervises a student intern, works in collaboration with staff across the organization and will interface with an event planning team, as may be appropriate and necessary.
What are your responsibilities?
● Program Design and Management
o Working with the senior program manager, co-design leadership and mentorship programs for high school poc teens.
o Work with the senior program manager, prepare reports for board members, and keep the senior manager updated on board member activities pertaining to the education program
o Oversee the education program intern and curriculum development for workshops geared towards poc teens.
o Recruit Education Program interns and provide orientation and training
● Program Planning
o Plan and implement Global Citizens Certificate program activities in SF and potentially in the East Bay.
o Evaluate and experiment with engagement strategies for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.
o Maintain metrics and data on participation for programs at all levels.
● Outreach and Development
o Work with the senior program manager to incorporate outreach strategies for the establishment of school-community partnerships and potentially help establish a new program in the East Bay.
o Develop and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations. This may require traveling to school or after school program sites.
o Work with the Communication team to design program marketing pieces and maintain the Education Program web pages.
oRecruit mentors and speakers for all educational programs
o Working with the senior program manager to help identify and provide data for prospective grants to support the Education program.
The kind of person we are looking for?
● Experience in events and programs and in working with high school and university students
● A demonstrated passion for international relations and global affairs, whether through academic, personal or professional endeavors
● Self-starter with interest in program design and management
● Demonstrated commitment to serving underserved communities and social justice issues
● Demonstrated experience in mentorship programs and curriculum design
● Degree in international relations, education, ethnic studies or other relevant fields, preferable
● Experience with educational institutions in the Bay Area is a plus
● Supervisory skills gained through one or more years of experience
● Excellent organizational and planning skills
● Ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
● Proven problem-solving skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks
● Excellent written and verbal communications skills
● Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google suite
● Salesforce experience a plus
● Flexibility in working occasional evening hours
● Must have a valid driving license and insured car
Your Compensation? Competitive non-profit salary with opportunity to extend to full-time in the future. 40k annual salary, mileage reimbursement.
The Location? Our headquarters office is in downtown San Francisco, near Union Square, at the World Affairs Center, a building owned and operated by World Affairs. Remote working arrangements are possible during the pandemic, but some in-person and in-office work is expected. The position may also require traveling to East Bay cities such as Oakland and Richmond with some initial driving required.
Application Process? Please send your resume and a cover letter as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and “Outreach Program Officer” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. World Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to the organization’s diversity. We define diversity as the inclusion of individuals of varying gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We are committed to bringing new voices to the international stage and giving voice to underrepresented communities. World Affairs will do its part to present diverse perspectives, and this starts in the workplace.
Read more about our programs at www.worldaffairs.org
Part-Time, Non-exempt, Hourly
Based in San Francisco, California with some travel in East Bay
Do you have experience planning, implementing and recruiting for youth programs that engage diverse participants and underserved communities…
Please send your resume and a cover letter as an attachment to email@example.com. Please include your name and “Outreach Program Officer” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. World Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from individuals who contribute to the organization’s diversity. We define diversity as the inclusion of individuals of varying gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We are committed to bringing new voices to the international stage and giving voice to underrepresented communities. World Affairs will do its part to present diverse perspectives, and this starts in the workplace.
Please send your resume and a cover letter as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and “Outreach Program Officer” in the subject line. Applications are…