Program Coordinator, Americas

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.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Program Manager, Americas

Baltimore, Maryland USA

Please submit the following documents by July 5, 2019 via email to with "Program Coordinator-Americas" in the subject line:

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.