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Legacy International seeks a dynamic, tech savvy leader who is passionate about youth development to join our TechGirls team. Become a key part of building TechGirls’ reputation, delivering high caliber programming across 12 countries in Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. Applicants preferred who currently live in Washington, DC metro area or Blacksburg / Roanoke, Virginia area.
TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to inspire and equip teenage girls to pursue careers in science and technology. The centerpiece is a week-long technology camp that provides participants with an in-depth examination of technology-related topics, such as Python programming and cybersecurity. Our partner Virginia Tech engages them in 45+ hours of hands-on instruction during this camp. This is complemented by activities in Washington, D.C. - site visits to technology companies, leadership clinics, community service opportunities, job shadowing, and cultural events. As part of the US based program follow-on, the TechGirls implement at least one peer training program or service project within their schools and/or communities. We also inspire TechWomen and TechGirls mentorship and interaction in each country.
This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Legacy International.
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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.
Legacy International has a successful 40-year track record delivering culturally attuned, high quality training programs with ongoing coaching and mentoring. 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 New York and Washington, DC.
As Program Manager, work closely with the Administrative Director to implement TechGirls’ strategic plan for the growth and development. This includes planning and set-up of the program: arrange meetings, site visits, and service projects; develop training materials; organize & format participant data for program customization; design monitoring and evaluation plans - all while adhering to project budgets. Work closely with TechGirls’ Program Coordinator on the overall program logistics and design in consultation and collaboration with the Director. Contribute to the outreach and hiring of 6-8 short-term staff members, coordinating their job roles during the summer’s program delivery phase. TechGirls’ Program Manager is an integral driver of communications with U.S. Embassies in 5-7 of the 12 countries, as well as playing a key role in the youth selection process (both international and US youths). Depending on training expertise, the Program Manager may also: a) adapt and deliver training on topics of leadership development, project planning, community service and volunteering, and dialogue skills; b) co-plan and lead session debriefs, learning games, team challenges, and individual mentoring sessions to assist participants in maximizing their learning.
During program delivery, the Program Manager travels with the group, serving as a facilitator, trainer, mentor, trip leader, and process monitor throughout the U.S. program.
Dates & Workload: Position begins in mid to late October 2018 and is full time.
Work Location: We are only considering applicants who live within a 4-hour radius of Legacy International’s home office in Bedford, Virginia. (This radius includes Northern Virginia, Blacksburg Virginia and DC areas.) (At minimum, knowledge of DC area required.)
- Previous experience (3 or more years) managing exchange programs or similar complex projects involving multiple cross-cultural dimensions and stakeholders
- Proven high level communications skills - written and verbal
- Previous experience logistics with hotels, bus companies, restaurants and managing budgets
- Previous experience as a trainer or teacher in such areas as: leadership, community service, youth technology training, dialogue & diversity.
- Previous experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans.
- Experience as a youth mentor. Previous experience guiding young adults or teens during travel programs preferred.
- Previous international travel experience.
- Knowledge of Washington, DC metro area.
- Ability to adapt teaching style to a variety of cultural contexts and individual needs.
- Ability to create and manage harmonious group and staff team dynamics.
- Ability to establish priorities, responds to unanticipated needs, and work under pressure.
- Ability to communicate with community-at-large and media if needed.
- Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. Graduate level degree preferred. (May possess equivalent post-secondary coursework, training, and experience.)
- Stamina and ability to work long, active hours.
- Valid U.S. driver’s license with a good driving record.
- U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
- Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants, and to provide necessary instruction and training.
- Cognitive and communication abilities to manage large, complex event management.
- Auditory, visual and ambulatory ability to identify and appropriately respond to environmental and other hazards that may affect the group.
- Cognitive ability and experience to help delegates maximize personal, professional and experiential learning.
- Ability and stamina to maintain a 10-14 hour day with a group ranging in size from 10-36 participants.
- Cognitive ability to plan and conduct activity to achieve participant development objectives.
- Ability to observe and assess participant behavior, enforce appropriate safety guidelines and emergency procedures, and provide guidance and discipline as needed
- Ability to operate essential office equipment needed to carry out responsibilities (i.e. phone, computer, copy machine)
- Paid leave;
- Legacy’s Health Reimbursement Account benefit provides eligible employees with tax-free monetary reimbursements for qualified medical expenses. (For full time employees, the HRA amount is $3,000 per year.)
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to: Leila Baz, HR Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline – September 28, 2018.
Legacy International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants to represent diverse geographical, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Our goal is to select the most qualified person. The competitive standards are set by each group of applicants.