- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Leadership Experience
- Microsoft Project
- Project Management
- Project Management Software
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The East-West Center is accepting applications for a two-year, limited appointment as a Program Coordinator in the Professional Development Program. The Center’s Professional Development Program conducts short-term dialogues, field studies, leadership trainings, fellowships and exchanges for policymakers and professionals throughout the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands region. Participants include professionals in government, civil society, business and the media who affect policy and influence trends in the respective fields. The EWC’s programs promote understanding of regional and global issues, educate and train professionals on topics relevant to their profession and to the Asia Pacific region, and facilitate the growth of a dynamic network of professionals with shared interest in emerging developments of importance to the Asia Pacific community. The Center has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center to run a series of activities focused on Identifying and Building Strong Networks to Counter State-Sponsored Adversarial Propaganda and Disinformation in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Major duties include: managing the planning, development, coordination, administration, budget and implementation of activities in accordance with EWC’s Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of State; monitoring and evaluating program activities; leading a team to conduct programs; recruiting participants; liaising with other parties to carry out activities; and identifying speakers and domestic and international site visit locations. The Program Coordinator will also complete reports for the EWC and the State Department; manage traditional and social media outreach with program partners, funders and participants; implement evaluation criteria and write reports on how targets are met; represent the EWC at meetings with high-level foreign officials, U.S. government officials and major corporations and arrange meetings with these officials for participation in program activities. The Program Coordinator may also escort participants during travel portions of activities and make independent decisions and changes related to individual and program needs during travel activities and write and compile information to produce a wide range of program documentation and reports in compliance with the Cooperative Agreement and Department of State guidelines.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: :Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field plus four years of professional experience working collaboratively with substantive involvement in the planning and execution of short-term professional development, educational programs/activities, or other similar events. Demonstrated competency with Project Management software and systems such as MS Project and the ability to create Gantt Charts and/or similar task management methods and use them to guide work. Experience planning and executing both domestic and international complex activities. Demonstrated ability to deliver programs within a budget. Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to identify, research, understand and synthesize complex materials and information on a broad range of topics. Effective oral and written communication skills to present information and ideas clearly and concisely. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with people of diverse cultural, professional and social backgrounds; to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously; and to work independently. Competence with word processing, Excel, and email software. Familiarity with social media, traditional media, and public outreach methods.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:: Experience managing U.S. Federal contracts and /or grants. Knowledge of issues facing the Asia Pacific region and/or experience working or living in the region. Master’s degree in a relevant field.
SALARY:: $62,841 per year plus a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 10.99% (subject to change) and an attractive benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY:: Submit an electronic application by clicking on the APPLY NOW button at the bottom of this page. Application information should include a cover letter with the position title and a statement addressing how the qualifications are met, a resume, and names and contact information of three professional references. Screening and assessment will be based on materials submitted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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