Ecuador Program Manager

Global Citizen Year
  • Location
    Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jun 12

Position description

Reporting to the Ecuador Country Director, the Program Manager is responsible for the continuous development and oversight of our operations in the provinces of Canar and Azuay (known as the ‘Southern Hub’). The Program Manager will lead the local team responsible for overseeing up to 50 fellows in the region, and all other stakeholders of the Global Citizen Year program. She or he will ensure the proper preparation, delivery and evaluation of the Program at a regional level.

You are looking for a job that taps into your personal leadership potential. You’re thirsty to work with an organization that gives you significant responsibility and training that will help you move toward becoming the leader and professional you want to be in this world.

You are energized when put in your “stretch zone”. You’re up for a challenge. You’re eager to learn. You enjoy working hard and are willing to do what it takes to get the job done. You want feedback. You want to be held to high standards of professionalism and performance.

You are entrepreneurial, adaptable, and enjoy working independently and as part of a team. You are a skilled problem solver and self-starter. You are driven to find answers and thrive in ever-changing conditions. You like forging your own path and working independently while ensuring your work is of benefit to others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Full professional proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Position is based in Cuenca with regular travel around operating areas
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • 2+ years experience supporting youth/young adults, ideally in an international setting, including responsibility for assessing and managing risks
  • Proven ability to work within a team
  • Proven ability to work under stressful conditions
  • Mission-driven: Demonstrated commitment to the mission and vision of Global Citizen Year.
  • Exceptional cross-cultural communicator: Able to connect and communicate effectively with a diverse range of geographically dispersed individuals (Fellows, Staff, Local Partners,, etc.); High energy, an empathetic listener, and inspires confidence and calm under pressure. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Systematic and detail-oriented: Able to document and organize information quickly and systematically, with an eye for detail without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • IT systems capabilities: Microsoft Office, Google Apps

Preferred Qualifications:

  • WFA (Wilderness First Aid) certification and/or similar certifications related to risk management, health and safety
  • Experience in developing and implementing risk management systems, ideally in an international setting
  • International program experience: Direct personal experience participating in and, ideally, leading education programs abroad.
  • Experience working and/or living in Ecuador, and ideally the provinces of Azuay and Canar
  • Experience using Salesforce

Application instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter online. In your online application, please indicate how you learned of the opening and provide three professional references, your salary requirement and the date you would be available to begin full-time work in Oakland. Generic cover letters will not be reviewed.

Deadline: Applications received by July 1st will receive preferential review. The review will continue until the position is filled.

Global Citizen Year is an equal opportunity employer. We know a diverse team produces the best results and we believe our team should reflect the diversity of leadership we aim to inspire. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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