Sunday, 13 May 2012

Program Manager needed at the International Youth Foundation, USA

Oversee the IYF Global Fellowship Program for Young Social Innovators and manage a portfolio of country programs.    

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 Manager to contribute to the growth of a premier IYF program focused on youth-led social innovation, including the management of a vibrant network of young social entrepreneurs, and expansion of the program in multiple countries. The ideal candidate will have experience managing programs, entrepreneurial drive, innovative thinking, and knowledge about youth-led social innovation field. This full-time position will be based in Baltimore, MD.  For more information please consult

  • Provide day-to-day management of the YouthActionNet® Global Fellowship program from Fellow recruitment to program implementation.
  • Manage the YouthActionNet® Global Fellows Network and design creative ways to ensure long-term engagement of alumni.
  • Lead the management and expansion of YouthActionNet® National Institutes in selected countries as designated.
  • Support program evaluation and impact assessment efforts including: data collection, analysis and sharing of learnings with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct specific research and document innovative approaches to community development emerging out of the YouthActionNet® Global Fellows Network.
  • Be an authoritative spokesperson for the program in a variety of settings, including external meetings with donors as well as public presentations for key stakeholders. 
  • Manage special projects and events organized by the program and institution (e.g. briefings for funders, meeting minutes, conferences/workshops, monthly program reports, mailings, etc.) as designated.
  • Provide support to the Program Director in the preparation of grant proposals and other documents to support resource generation activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience and a Master’s Degree in international development or a related field preferred.
  • Strong understanding of positive youth development, preferably in the area of youth leadership and social innovation/entrepreneurship. 
  • Strong understanding of positive youth development, preferably in the area of youth leadership and social innovation/entrepreneurship. 
  • Experience working internationally highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with technology standards, emerging technologies, and social media best practices preferred.
  • Experience working with public-private partnerships and/or corporate-funded programs preferred. 
  • Ability to think analytically, assume responsibility, be creative, work independently and as part of a team, and establish priorities. 
  • The ability to work successfully within a variety of cross-cultural settings and make judgments in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required. Communications must be clear and courteous, especially in dealing with diverse cultures and languages. 
  • Ability to communicate in a second language, verbally and in writing, highly preferred.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and computer software skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  
  • Readiness/availability to travel with some frequency to other countries.
Baltimore, MD USA
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) is a global nonprofit organization that works with the business, government, and civil society sectors in 70 countries to improve the lives and conditions of young people worldwide. Founded in 1990, IYF equips today's youth with the necessary skills to be healthy, productive and civically engaged individuals. To deepen its impact, IYF scales up effective and sustainable programs that are making a lasting difference in young lives. IYF receives support from bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, companies, foundations and individuals.  International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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