Program Coordinator - International Education/Events

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary will depend on experience and will range in the mid-30’s.



Start Date



2200 Alaskan Way
Suite 450
United States


The World Affairs Council has a 65-year history of advancing global understanding and engagement throughout greater Seattle. We envision a community that is connected, actively engaged, and inspired to create change in the world. The Council has long dedicated itself to fostering dialogue and debate about critical global issues. This is achieved through public events, Global Classroom programming for K-12 educators and students, and diplomacy initiatives that engage international delegations with our community. Our platform connects civic, academic, corporate, and individual members around world issues. We are part of a vibrant global city; our goal is to ensure that Seattle is visible, engaged, and globally aware.

The World Affairs Council is seeking to hire a full-time Program Coordinator to work in support of Global Classroom and Community programs. The goal of this position is to provide excellent service to teachers, students, and community members engaged with Global Classroom and Community programs, support the Council’s commitment to the highest level of program quality, and maintain external and internal communications. The Program Coordinator will be the main point of contact for all Global Classroom events and will assist with development and implementation of programming that brings global education into k-12 schools and prepares students with 21st century skills to be active, engaged global citizens. In addition, the Program Coordinator will serve as an additional resource to help execute Community Program events during especially busy periods.

This position requires a candidate who can work independently with minimal oversight in a fast-paced environment to run high-quality programs, with significant schedule flexibility to accommodate morning and evening events. This position also requires a candidate who can work collaboratively between teams to reach program goals and seek opportunities to grow program impact. The successful candidate will also be charged with supporting the overall mission of the World Affairs Council, and working with Council leadership, staff, and interns across all departments. This position offers a unique opportunity to become involved in many different aspects of the Council’s work in greater Seattle. This is a full time, exempt position that reports directly to the Program Director, Global Classroom.

The World Affairs Council maintains a small professional staff that works together to promote the Council’s activities, raise funds, and raise the profile of the Council in the Seattle community. Responsibilities are shouldered equally among staff members, and each member of the team contributes to the work of the others where appropriate. 



Program Support

  • Support ongoing programs and projects including event logistics, communication with teachers and partner organizations, program evaluation, and following a budget.
  • Organize and implement the World Citizen Essay Contest.
  • Manage the annual World Educator nomination and selection process.
  • Work with Global Classroom Director and interns to create curriculum resource guides for our professional development workshops.
  • Produce reports on Global Classroom activities for staff and board meetings.
  • Help implement the Global Competence Certificate Program in communication with partners (particularly Seattle Public Schools).
  • Serve as liaison between schools and other World Affairs Council departments.
  • Periodically execute high quality Community Program events.

External Relations/Communications

  • Manage the data and newsletter subscription list of teachers, community resources, and donors using Salesforce CRM.
  • Create event webpages and update Council webpages as necessary (WordPress), set up and manage event registration (Universe).
  • Manage correspondence with schools, teachers, students, partners, and event invitees.
  • Help manage social media presence through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Create, update, and distribute update promotional Global Classroom materials and flyers (Publisher, InDesign, MailChimp).
  • Bi-weekly program newsleter
  • Promotion for professional development programs
  • General Global Classroom materials
  • Promotion for World Citizen Essay Contest
  • Assist with grant writing for funding proposals.

Data Management

  • Compile information for qualitative and quantitative reporting such as total number of teachers who attended Global Classroom programs in a given year, schools represented, districts represented, number of online packet downloads, etc.
  • Record and provide analytics on program evaluations.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, education, or related field.
  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience in non-profits and/or classrooms.
  • Comfortable with minimal oversight while maintaining open communication with supervisor and colleagues.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail with the ability to handle competing deadlines and tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated interest in international relations and current events.
  • Preference working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team player with a sense of humor.


Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with programs and curricula for youth and adult learners.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Experience living, working, or traveling abroad.
  • Some knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp, Salesforce CRM, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar programs.
  • Graphic design experience.


The World Affairs Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. The Council will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


Benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off. Orca pass included. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Apply at Please include a cover letter detailing how your work and the results you produced align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the job. This position will remain open until filled.