Evening Programs Coordinator with Legacy International's Global Youth Village (Summer, full time temp)

Legacy International
  • Location
    Bedford, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 01

Position description

Idealism, vision and action are the characteristics that young people bring into every community.

The Global Youth Village (GYV) started in 1979, with a need and a dream. A group of parents dreamed of a camp bringing young people together from around the world. Forty years later, 80 teens from more than 15 countries continue to gather each summer for dynamic workshops teaching leadership, tolerance and dialogue, as well time for sports, arts and summer fun. Critical issues are addressed with inspiring role models and young global leaders. 2019 highlights include youth leaders from Egypt, Mexico, Turkey and UK.

Everyone experiences conflict; what one chooses to do with it is the key. In GYV’s Dialogue Workshop teens learn practical peace-building skills and how to respond productively to conflict and prejudice. They learn how to lead discussions and have constructive conversations with people holding differing viewpoints. They gain tools to deal with anger – their own and others, while developing listening skills, and mastering cross-cultural communications. 

The Dialogue Workshop, coupled with cultural programming, sports and arts, alongside the cooperative living setting in this residential camp help participants learn to respect differences and discover similarities that transcend cultural, religious, and political barriers.

GYV 2019 offers two unique sessions for teesn in view of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The results of a GYV summer are lifetime friendships, greater cross-cultural expertise and enduring memories.

Staff Dates: Jun 23–Aug 8, 2019 (includes staff training and wrap-up)

Positions are residential and full time. Housing and meals provided along with a modest salary.

Evening Programs Coordinator:  Oversee program planning and delivery to enhance cultural appreciation, community building and promoting a sense of vision for the future.

Main responsibilities include collaborating with other key administrative staff to monitor youth dynamic and experience, and coordinating the delivery of all aspects of camp-wide programs. These include:

  • cultural festivals involving skits, power point shows, dance, ethnic meals, songs, carnivals;
  • global issues presentations & discussions;
  • recreational events such as dances, games, and fairs, and;
  • talent nights.

Work with the administrative team, other staff, youth, and special guests to develop well-facilitated programs and  cultural presentations, which includes stage set-up and decorations.

Applicants should have program design experience, supervisory and event planning skills, and an ability to manage, delegate, inspire, and draw upon the talents of different people.  Skills in leading large group games and performance experience are also helpful.

OTHER POSITION OPEN, as of May 1, 2019:


  • Experience in organizing performance, festival, and/or sports events for large groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others based on knowledge of effective cross-cultural relations.
  • Ability to establish works priorities, respond to unanticipated needs & work under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team; ability to manage a team.
  • Ability to network with staff and others within the local community to bring forth talents & skills.
  • Orderly, able to organize and handle copious information and multiple tasks.
  • Ability to adapt program ideas to suit varied ages, group sizes, cultures & language abilities.
  • Imaginative and creative.
  • Ability to manage large groups of people/group dynamics.
  • Desire and ability to work in a rural, camp setting.
  • Fluent in English; other language abilities helpful.
  • College graduate with at least one-year post school experience.
  • Minimum age, 21 years old.
  • Stage performance experience preferred, not necessary.

Application instructions

Visit http://www.globalyouthvillage.org/staff-application/ to read more and download an application. Rolling deadlines.

Contact Leila Baz, HR Coordinator, if you have questions…


Legacy International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks qualified applicants to represent diverse geographical, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Our goal is to select the most qualified leaders for each program. The competitive standards are set by each group of applicants.

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