Program Coordinator, Americas

POSITION SUMMARY
The International Youth Foundation (IYF), a global nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives and conditions of young people worldwide, is seeking a Program Assistant to support youth programs in the Americas. The ideal candidate will be a fluent Spanish speaker, have strong organizational and administrative support skills and the ability to quickly learn and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PURPOSE
To provide administrative and operational support to IYF’s programs and partnership development efforts in the Americas region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide administrative and operational support to assigned programs in the Americas region, including processing payments and other regular support, liaising with local partners, Finance, Administration & IT (FAIT) staff and field staff to ensure overall delivery of program goals.
  • Provide general logistical support, including travel arrangements, planning meetings, workshops, offsite events, and stakeholder meetings, and interfacing with vendors, printers, consultants, and others as necessary.
  • Assist program staff and partners in the development of grant agreements and contracts. Coordinate processing to ensure timely receipt, approval and payment.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with all IYF policies and procedures for grants and contracts.
  • Support and facilitate regular communications between all team members, both in Baltimore and field offices.
  • Support Project Teams in implementing effective, efficient and successful delivery of projects and programs.
  • Conduct specific research and draft reports, as needed, in support of country gap / situation analyses in workforce development, entrepreneurship and employability issues, proposal preparation, communications / marketing materials, and for other regional information needs.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to identify and establish priorities, work independently, and exercise sound judgment related to providing administrative support and assistance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish required; Portuguese is a plus.
  • Ability to identify problems in a timely manner, make recommendations toward solving problems, and work well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, listening and communications skills appropriate for efficient and effective collaboration in a multicultural, international environment. High degree of cultural competency; ability to work with a highly diverse team.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team, as well as carry out tasks independently. Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are required, as well as attention to detail, reliability, thoroughness and accuracy.
  • Proficiency with the full suite of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.
  • Ability to travel internationally if needed.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in field relevant to IYF’s mission and programs preferred.
  • Up to 3 years of experience providing administrative and/or operational support preferred.
  • Experience living, working and/or studying in and familiarity with Latin America preferred.

SUPERVISOR
Program Manager, Americas

LOCATION
Baltimore, Maryland USA

TO APPLY
Please submit the following documents by July 5, 2019 via email to jobs@iyfnet.org with "Program Coordinator-Americas" in the subject line:

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.