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
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 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 www.iyfnet.org.
Provide day-to-day management of the
YouthActionNet® Global Fellowship program from Fellow recruitment to
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
Support program evaluation and impact assessment efforts
including: data collection, analysis and sharing of learnings with key
Conduct specific research and document innovative approaches
to community development emerging out of the YouthActionNet® Global
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
Strong understanding of positive youth development,
preferably in the area of youth leadership and social
Strong understanding of positive
youth development, preferably in the area of youth leadership and social
Experience working internationally
Familiarity with technology
standards, emerging technologies, and social media best practices
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
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,
Readiness/availability to travel with some frequency to
LOCATION Baltimore, MD USA
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOUNDATION 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