WHAT THIS IS: A unique opportunity to plan and implement inbound international exchange programs, including the prestigious U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, at Oregon's premier international affairs organization and contribute to its mission of connecting Oregonians to the world.
WHO YOU ARE:
A great project manager with a heightened attention to detail, who is skilled at and invigorated by planning and implementing multiple projects at the same time under tight deadlines. You are an organized, highly motivated self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and enjoys collaborating with smart, interesting people. You equally enjoy connecting people and networking at community events and working in an office at a computer to prepare logistics, detailed itineraries, and materials. You enjoy creative programming, event planning, networking, and meeting new people from other countries and cultures. You believe in the concept of person-to-person diplomacy and value the opportunity to play a vital role in creating mutual understanding between individuals. You are a positive person who is flexible and finds the unexpected nature of the needs of hosting visitors enjoyable. You are calm under pressure and during emergency situations. You are passionate about the larger world. You think the mission of WorldOregon is important for the larger community and are excited to connect international visitors from around the world with our local community.
WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1950, WorldOregon, formerly known as the World Affairs Council of Oregon, is the oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit international affairs organization in Oregon that connects Oregonians to the world. WorldOregon has 13 employees, many volunteers, and three main areas of activity: Global Conversations (3-6 public programs per month on global issues and ideas including the International Speakers Series (four world-renowned speakers annually); the Global Classroom(K-12 education program and youth and teacher training; 8,000+ youth served annually); and the International Visitor & Training Program (organizes short-term visits for over 500 adult and 50 youth emerging leaders from over 100 countries each year). Check our website at www.worldoregon.org.
WHAT YOU’LL DO: JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Program Officer, International Visitor Program
Type of Position: Regular, full-time employee position (hourly up to 37.5 hours per week). Additional hours with pre-approval.
Hourly Rate: $15 - $17 per hour, depending on experience
Benefits: “Employee Benefits” document available.
Start Date: Nov/Dec, 2019
Supervisor: Amy Barss, Director of International Visitors and Training Programs
Position Summary/Mission: Create high-quality professional development programs for international visitors, contribute to the efforts of the International Visitor Program (IVP) to achieve departmental goals, and provide support to other departments as determined by your supervisor.
Organization-Wide Program Support:
You will have a portfolio of international visitor projects. Time will also be allocated to support other programs or projects of WorldOregon, including but not limited to WorldQuest, Global Conversations (including the International Speakers Series), the Global Classroom Program, and general administration.
1. Write a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the Program Officer position for the International Visitor Program.
2. Include a current resume.
3. List of three to five references, including a recent supervisor or someone familiar with your work
4. Email or mail materials to the addresses below; no telephone calls, please.
Program Officer, International Visitor Program Search
1207 SW Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205
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