Program Coordinator

San Antonio Council for International Visitors
  • Location
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Mar 12

Position description

The San Antonio Council for International Visitors (SACIV) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), founded in 1989, that facilitates short term professional exchanges for emerging distinguished international leaders, primarily selected by the US Department of State for the purpose of advancing US foreign policy goals and increasing mutual understanding. SACIV members have the opportunity to meet and host these international visitors, helping forge friendships and build bridges. In 2018, SACIV hosted 319 visitors from more than 90 countries, providing opportunities to the community for fostering economic development and cross-cultural understanding. SACIV aims to build international friendships, facilitate the exchange of ideas, foster cultural understanding, and promote San Antonio as an international city.

Position Overview

SACIV is seeking an individual with a passion for international affairs to assist the Executive Director with a variety of office tasks and special projects. Candidates should be creative, articulate, and dependable with excellent communication and organization skills. Those applying should have a strong interest in international relations and a self-starter initiative with an ability to work independently and with others. SACIV offers a flexible schedule of 40 hours a week, primarily working at our office, located at the Finesilver Building in downtown San Antonio.  

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Support various aspects of operations, including membership development, public relations & communications, fundraising, event planning, and IVLP programming
  • Assist in the editing, updating, and maintaining of SACIV’s website and various social media outlets
  • Conduct research for and aid in the organization & maintenance of various office databases
  • Occasionally accompany international visitors to professional appointments and cultural activities
  • Assist in developing content for, editing, and creating Newsletters
  • Help conduct research on local professional resources and create proposals for potential programs
  • Help coordinate appointments and schedule itineraries for incoming groups of international visitors  
  • Aid in administrative duties such as mailings and office organization
  • Complete other special projects and tasks as assigned
  • Report directly to the Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s Degree in international relations, international affairs, diplomacy, or related field
  • Previous work or internship experience
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Understanding of professional etiquette & competency in cross-cultural communications
  • Strong organization skills with thorough attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and personable self-starter who demonstrates initiative and creativity
  • Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision, as well as with a variety of individuals
  • Tech savvy with experience using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Publisher)



The Program Coordinator will be given extensive exposure to the workings of a nonprofit, access to a large network of global and local business, government, and academic leaders, and the opportunity to contribute to US international relations by engaging in citizen diplomacy. This position will provide networking opportunities with San Antonio leaders, through our professional contacts and member community, as well as with our international visitors from around the world.

Application instructions

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please send your resume and a cover letter to Cecilia Cross. 

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