International Program Coordinator - German Programs

Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE




United States


NWSE invites qualified candidates to submit application materials now for our International Program Coordinator position, primarily responsible for exchange programs of German-speaking exchange students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating student programs in compliance with CSIET and Department of State regulations
  • Working directly with program stake holders: host families, students, schools and local coordinators
  • Ensuring student and host family program success and enjoyment
  • Coordinating Programs primarily for German-speaking high school exchange students
  • Customer-friendly and professional communication with clients, incl. foreign partner organizations
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Collaborating with NWSE team members on projects, program compliance, and cultural events
  • Accurately organizing and managing compliance documentation
  • Screening students and host families via interviews and application review
  • Communicate with overseas partners and local NWSE coordinators
  • Sending program reminders throughout the year (listing second visitors, check-in calls, receiving school schedules, HF moves, program extension process, general DOS compliance reminders, etc.)

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluent German speaking and writing skills (our largest group of participants is German-speaking)
  • Relevant previous experience (e.g. strong customer service, communication, program coordination, organizational and office application skills…)
  • Commitment to the goals of student exchange, cultural learning, program success and student safety
  • Four-year college degree, preferably in a related international field
  • Relevant experience living, studying and/or working abroad
  • Experience working in a multi-tasked setting with youth and diverse groups
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, energetic personality with sense of humor
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and writing skills
  • Strong multitasking, team and planning skills, with proven ability to complete projects on time
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work in an open, collaborative office environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in coordinating projects, exchange programs and/or international travel 


Health/vision/dental Insurance; Vacation; Sick/emergency leave days; Retirement Plan

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in German and English

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please e-mail your MS Word-formatted or PDF resume, cover letter, one writing sample (in German) and references with the subject line "International Program Coordinator" to

Applicants must have legal permission to work in the U.S. Preference is given to applicants who reside in the greater Seattle area.

We look forward to receiving your application!