Legacy International seeks an experienced person to join our team for approximately six (6) months (mid-February through mid-August 2020). As a manager of 1-2 international exchanges you help deliver a life changing experience for young adults from around the globe. The Program Manager will work primarily on the Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP). Additional support for the other Legacy exchange initiatives may also be included: Professional Fellows Program, Skills for Success Professional Development Immersion (conducted in partnership with AMIDEAST), and others to be determined.
Our Company. Our Mission.
Legacy International equips emerging leaders to transform their values and vision into sustainable success. Our programs and services help people of all ages form collaborative teams around shared values, develop entrepreneurial mindsets and business models, promote social responsibility and lead to peaceful sustainable communities. Since 1979, projects and initiatives have involved professionals, community leaders, and youths from 110 countries. Legacy is funded by multiple federal and private grants, fee-for-service income, gifts and donations. Significant support comes from the U.S. Department of State. We are headquartered in Bedford, Virginia with additional employees working remotely in Washington, DC.
Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP)
SYLEP 2020 is a multi-phased leadership experience for 42 Saudi university students or recently graduated students between the ages of 21-26 and 3 U.S. Cultural Ambassadors (rising undergraduate seniors, graduate students and recent graduates). SYLEP seeks to build leadership skills, civic responsibility, appreciation for cultural diversity, community engagement, and volunteerism within a theme of S.T.E.A.M. education. U.S. program dates: July 1-22.
Through a series of site visits, trainings, expert sessions, volunteer opportunities, and participation events with agencies, organizations, and professionals working in this field, Legacy International will introduce participants to innovative local, state, federal, public, and private programs that promote S.T.E.A.M. education and strong communities. We aim to expose participants to individual, volunteer led initiatives as well as larger scale government and corporate solutions. In addition, Saudi participants will join in S.T.E.A.M. education activities side-by-side with U.S. community members. In this way, participants will not only learn about solutions but will get the opportunity for some hands-on experience during this U.S. exchange. Upon their return home, Saudi participants conduct follow-on projects in their home communities or university campuses, supported by Legacy International.
As Program Manager you work closely with SYLEP’s Project Director in the planning and set-up: arrange meetings, site visits, and service projects; develop training materials; organize & format participant data for program customization. Coordinate the overall logistics and design. You also coordinate the activities of 2-3 other short-term staff during delivery. Dependent on your skills as a trainer, you may also: a) adapt and deliver training on topics of leadership development, project planning, community service and volunteering, and dialogue skills., b) co-plan and lead session debriefs, learning games, team challenges, and individual mentoring sessions to assist participants in maximizing their learning.
During program delivery, the Program Manager travels with the group, serving as a facilitator, trainer, mentor, trip leader, and process monitor throughout the U.S. program. (This includes residing in same hotel as participants.)
Dates & Workload: This is a full time, temporary position (February 17 – August 14, 2020):
Work Location: Work will primarily take place in Legacy’s Washington, DC office, supervised by Legacy’s Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Periodic travel to our Bedford, Virginia headquarters and travel with participants during program delivery is required. (During program delivery the Program Manager will stay on-site in hotels with the participants.)
Culture, Salary & Benefits
Legacy International has a successful 40-year track record delivering high quality training programs with ongoing coaching and mentoring. Legacy’s Founder, J.E. Rash, embodies social innovation and promotes creative thinking company wide. We have a relaxed dress code and flexible scheduling.
Salary: starts at $39,500 full time annual equivalent (FTE). Negotiable. As a temporary employee, benefits are limited to a partial paid leave package based on workload and length of employment. No health care benefits provided. (NOTE: housing and meals is provided throughout program delivery, while on duty with the program participants, in addition to admission fees and other associated program costs while with participants. Monthly cell phone allowance also included.)
Send cover letter and resume to: Leila Baz, HR Coordinator. Please note "SYLEP" in subject line.
Application deadline – December 2, 2019.
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 person. The competitive standards are set by each group of applicants.