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Position Start and End Dates: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Monday, June 26, 2017

Youth Leadership Coordinator

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The World Affairs Council of Oregon is hiring a Youth Leadership Coordinator to support the International Visitor Program to maintain a portfolio of international youth training programs and the Youth and Education Program to manage the Young Leaders in Action Program. The office offers a dynamic working environment with ample opportunities to learn about international cultures and issues.  The applicant should enjoy a busy atmosphere and be comfortable handling multiple ongoing projects.  The position requires a high standard of quality, excellent interpersonal skills, a keen eye for detail, thorough follow-through, initiative, flexibility, and strong computer skills. The applicant must have youth leadership and/or teaching experience and demonstrated interest in international affairs and cultures. 
 
WHAT THIS IS:  A unique opportunity to use your skills and interest in global issues to work with Oregon's premier international affairs organization and contribute to its mission of "connecting Oregonians to the world."
 
WHO YOU ARE:  The World Affairs Council of Oregon is hiring a Youth Leadership Coordinator to support the International Visitor Program to maintain a portfolio of international youth training programs and the Youth and Education Program to manage the Young Leaders in Action Program. The office offers a dynamic working environment with ample opportunities to learn about international cultures and issues.  The applicant should enjoy a busy atmosphere and be comfortable handling multiple ongoing projects.  The position requires a high standard of quality, excellent interpersonal skills, a keen eye for detail, thorough follow-through, initiative, flexibility, and strong computer skills. The applicant must have youth leadership and/or teaching experience and demonstrated interest in international affairs and cultures. 
 
WHO WE ARE:  Founded in 1950, the World Affairs Council is the oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit international affairs organization in Oregon that connects Oregonians to the world.  The World Affairs Council of Oregon  has 11-13 employees, many volunteers, and four main areas of activity:  Public Programs (3-6 public programs per month on global issues and ideas including the International Speakers Series (four world-renowned speakers annually); the Global Classroom (K-12 education program and youth and teacher training; 8,000+ kids served annually); and the International Visitor & Training Program (organizes short-term visits for over 500 adult and 50 youth emerging leaders from over 100 countries each year).  Check our website at www.worldoregon.org.
 
WHAT YOU’LL DO:  
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Title: Youth Leadership Coordinator
Type of Position: Temporary, Part-Time Employee (up to 20 hours per week, except 40 hours per week during July 20-August 3; additional hours with pre-approval); Non-exempt.
Hourly Pay Rate: $15-17 per hour, depending on experience
Benefits:   Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits, however are eligible for sick leave in compliance with the Oregon Sick Leave Law earning 1 hour for every 30 hours worked available after 90 days of employment.
Start Date: July 1, 2017
End Date: June 30, 2018
 
Position Summary/Mission: To create high quality programs for youth and contribute to the International Visitor Program’s and Youth and Education Program’s efforts to achieve departmental goals.
 
Responsibilities:
 
Maintain a portfolio of international youth training programs: 
Lead or be a part of a team for international youth training programs. As a project lead, you will manage all logistics and program components for the project including but not limited to: housing (homestays or hotel), orientations, program materials, professional meetings, workshops, meals, per diems, transport, receptions, and recreation for programs in your portfolio etc. For team projects, work with the Director of International Visitors & Training Programs to determine the division of work.
Prepare and execute creative and professional itineraries for international visitors.
Ensure deadlines and deliverables are successfully met for all projects in your portfolio.
Maintain and strengthen good working organizational relationships with National Program Agency/main project awardee, and U.S. Department of State staff for projects.
Develop and maintain professional organizational relationships with professional resources throughout the state, homestay hosts, gatekeepers, and Council members.
Work with the Director of International Visitors & Training Programs to submit proposals to sending agencies soliciting visitors.
Continually research and develop new program themes and professional resources for the program.
Organize homestays for visitors.
Accompany visitors on professional appointments and group cultural activities.
Arrange or support youth programs events and receptions, including on evenings and weekends.
Assist International Visitor Program team on upcoming programs, sharing resource information, and ensuring statistics are on track.
Oversee volunteers and interns working on projects in your portfolio.
Work to schedule international visitors as speakers in classrooms and at Public Programs as appropriate.
Maintain knowledge as part of hotel, transport, and vendor negotiations.
Complete program wrap up in a timely manner.
Participate in data entry efforts as needed.
 
Manage Young Leaders in Action Program:
Develop publicity and outreach materials in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications.
Coordinate process of recruitment and selection of high school students
Manage the interface between Young Leaders in Action, Council staff, international visitors, and other Council programs.
Organize Young Leaders in Action meetings, workshops, and service learning days, including some evenings and two weekend days per month.
Manage program – including evaluation and budget - and be alert to possible funding opportunities.
 
Other:
Maintain awareness of political and social issues and of the business climate in Oregon and Southwest Washington for use in programming.
Maintain awareness of community cultural organizations/tour agencies/volunteers able to enhance visitor and Young Leaders in Action experience.
Assist the International Visitor Program team as needed, including:
1. Providing support for vacation/out time for staff.
2. Assisting the Team’s efforts to develop and achieve program goals.
3. Contributing to the Team’s efforts to develop the home hospitality program.
Assist in other tasks as needed, including the WorldQuest fundraiser.
 
Required skills and attributes:
Experience working directly with youth, coordinating and developing programs on youth leadership or teaching youth
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, including intercultural sensitivity
Superb organizational skills
Ability to multitask
Eye for detail
Proactive, energetic personality; sense of humor, strong work ethic
Experience with international visitors and their American hosts
Interest in international issues and other cultures
Commitment to producing high-quality, professional programs
BA/BS degree
 
To apply, please do the following:
Send copy of resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Amy Barss at amyatworldoregon [dot] org or Amy Barss, Director of International Visitors and Training Programs, World Affairs Council of Oregon, 1200 SW Park Ave., 3rd Floor, Portland, OR  97205. No calls please.
 
Application Deadline is June 26, 2017
 
Equal Employment Opportunity 
We are committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to gender, religion, age, disability, marital status, injured worker status, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or any other category protected by law.
 
 


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