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Senior Program Officer - (Global Networks)

Company: Silver Star Construction Co
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Grade: 4
Salary Range: $65,000 starting
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP
Base of Designation/Remote Eligible: Headquarters, Washington, DC; hybrid remote/in-person
World Learning seeks a Senior Program Officer to join the Professional Exchange and Global Networks team to support programs including: implementation of the U.S. Speaker Program, Leaders Lead On-Demand Program, and Professional Fellows Program.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with a proven ability to manage multiple projects, work both independently and collaboratively, and communicate clearly and effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders. Excellent judgment, leadership ability, and dedication to international exchange are essential.

  • Seamlessly execute the Global Network team's professional exchange portfolio of projects by supporting project planning and implementation efforts, directing workflow, and monitoring progress on deliverables to ensure all aspects of a successful program are met and that programs are responsive to domestic and international participants' needs;
  • Supervise Program Coordinators, Senior Program Coordinators, and/or Program Officers, promote their professional training and development, and conduct performance reviews as assigned;
  • Provide guidance to program staff on donor rules and regulations and ensure that projects adhere to World Learning's policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate daily communication with the State Department, U.S. Embassies abroad, and participants to ensure program needs are met and build relationships with funders;
  • Tracks and monitors program budgets;
  • Oversee development of program segments in U.S. cities in conjunction with local partner organizations;
  • Conduct project briefings with visitors, provide guidance on understanding cultural differences, and accompany visitors to appointments and moderate program sessions, as required;
  • Authorize, monitor, and reconcile the accurate disbursement of project funds in compliance with World Learning and DOS financial management guidelines;
  • Draft and edit program materials, reports, and correspondence;
  • Assesses and writes grant proposals, including conceptual, methodological, operational, evaluative, and financial aspects; and
  • Contribute to the achievement of team goals and the overall management of the Global Exchange unit.

    Required Experience/Education:

    • Master's degree with 3+ years of experience, or bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience;
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the location where this position is offered;

      Required Skills:

      • At least three years' supervisory and/or workflow direction experience;
      • Broad knowledge of and interest in domestic and foreign policy issues and well-developed research skills;
      • Understanding of program design and ability to apply research to the design of exchange programs;
      • Strong cross-cultural and communications skills, including strong written and oral communication skills in English;
      • Demonstrated skills in leadership, collaboration, sound judgment, and an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people;
      • Experience creating, monitoring, and managing budgets;
      • Professional experience with social media tools and platforms preferred;
      • Experience with proposal development preferred;
      • Experience with living/studying/working abroad preferred.

        Required Behaviors/Competencies:

        • We seek candidates with excellent attention to detail, who thrive in collaborative settings, and who are committed to international exchange.
        • Foreign language skills desirable.
        • Fosters diverse, equitable and inclusive practices and challenges practices which may be exclusionary.
        • Effectively copes with change; able to shift comfortably; decides and acts without having the total picture; comfortably handles risk and uncertainty. Demonstrates the ability to function in unstructured work environments and/or uncertain conditions.
        • Demonstrates a curiosity about World Learning as a whole, with the aim of being able to effectively represent the organization to external audiences commensurate with the position.
        • Contribute to an organizational culture of continuous learning through rigorous program monitoring, data tracking, donor and MERL reporting, research and reflection to ensure strong outcomes.
        • Contribute to organization's business development targets through ongoing program implementation, funder relationship building, and through other means as directed.
        • A curiosity about World Learning as a whole, with the aim of being able to effectively represent the organization to external audiences commensurate with the position.
        • Commitment to fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive practices in program implementation and monitoring practices and challenging practices which may be exclusionary.

          Vaccination is strongly recommended for all employees in our U.S. offices except for those receiving medical or religious exemptions. If boosters are subsequently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) then employees and faculty will be recommended to receive the booster within thirty (30) days of their eligibility.

          World Learning provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, FSA/HRA, Life/AD&D, Short Term/Long Term Disability, EAP, Parking and Transit, 403 (b) retirement plan for full-time and eligibile part-time employees.

          The World Learning Inc. Family
          For more than 90 years, World Learning Inc. is a thriving global organization made up of The Experiment in International Living, the nation's most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students; School for International Training, offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and internationally focused master's degrees through SIT Graduate Institute; and World Learning, a global development and exchange nonprofit organization.

          World Learning - worldlearning.org
          World Learning has worked to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world. World Learning's education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society, and build relationships across cultures. With World Learning's support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.

          The Experiment in International Living - experiment.org
          The Experiment in International Living is the nation's most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students. For more than 90 years, The Experiment has empowered young people to step off the beaten path, experience the world as a classroom, immerse themselves fully in another culture, and build the knowledge and skills needed to confront critical global issues.

          SIT - sit.edu
          School for International Training (SIT) was founded in the early 1960s as a training center for the first Peace Corps volunteers. For nearly 60 years, SIT has prepared students to be effective changemakers and global citizens through experiential education focused on the world's most critical global issues. SIT Study Abroad offers accredited summer and semester undergraduate programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs on multiple continents. SIT Graduate Institute offers global and hybrid certificates, master's, and doctoral degrees.

          An organizational commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
          We are a globally diverse community of staff, faculty, board members, alumni, students, and participants who believe that inclusive and equitable practices are at the heart of a peaceful and just world. Each of us strives to honor diverse voices and lived experiences, examine our own biases and privileges, actively work to address inequities in our structures, and foster a community of open dialogue. We are committed to acting with accountability, transparency, reciprocity, authenticity, and empathy.

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


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