Program Associate, Innovation and Development

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


World Learning seeks a Program Associate to join the Innovation and Development team. Working with the Program Manager and Program Officer, the Program Associate will make logistical arrangements and provide administrative support for the team’s exchange programs, including the US Speaker Program, the Arts Program and the Professional Fellows Programs.



  • Arrange program logistics, specifically booking travel, ground transportation, hotels, meeting space, disbursement of per diem for the Arts Envoy Program and US Speaker Program;
  • Develop prospective program calendars and itineraries and arrange professional appointments;
  • Coordinate with contracted visa service company to arrange participants’ visas and passports as needed;
  • Communicate with participants and the State Department on a daily basis to coordinate travel, obtain necessary documents, and provide required program information;
  • Write, prepare and disburse necessary program materials;
  • Assist with financial aspects of program arrangements, including per diem requests and receipts, checks for vendors, and invoices, ensuring that all financial transactions are executed in compliance with accounting and procurement procedures and requirements;
  • Draft program announcements and program highlights;
  • Prepare and maintain program files and databases;
  • Author program reports and other writing assignments;
  • Manage group travel when needed; and
  • Handle other tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and related work experience in an office environment;
  • Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational ability;
  • Strong cross-cultural, communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Energetic and strong team player;
  • Proven strong written skills, including ability to effectively summarize key points and address a diversity of professional subjects;
  • Strong oral communication skills in English; and
  • Computer and Internet proficiency, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other web-based tools


Why World Learning

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of over $100 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

Nobel Peace Prize winners and heads of parliament have earned master’s degrees at our School of International Training. College students spend a semester abroad in our Study Abroad program. Judges, police officers and other community leaders hone their skills through our international exchanges. Activists in Myanmar learn community organizing through our international development program.

Today, more than ever, the world needs fully engaged global citizens who recognize what it means to build bridges of tolerance, respect, and understanding and have the knowledge, skills, and international experience to assume leadership positions in the world. At this moment of unprecedented, acute, international need and opportunity, World Learning is responding by re-investing in its programs, deepening their impact, and implementing a global vision for the future.


“World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.”



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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