Bay Area Programs Coordinator

Global Glimpse
  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 03

Position description

Do you have a passion for global education and international exchange?  Are you looking to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with talented people who share a global vision?

Global Glimpse is a nonprofit that provides powerful international travel and leadership opportunities to high school students from diverse backgrounds.  Our students participate in a 16-day international experience focused on service-learning, cultural immersion, and leadership development in Latin America.  Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to partner with over 80 high schools and serve over 1,100 students annually across the SF Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Western Massachusetts.  We are the only youth travel organization that places diversity and equity at the heart of our model. Every student who attends one of our partner schools is eligible for a need-based scholarship, and last year we provided over $2.5 million dollars in scholarships to make our program accessible to students from all backgrounds.  Our program builds empathy, agency, and global perspective to empower students from all backgrounds to succeed in college and drive change locally and globally.

The Bay Area Programs Coordinator will work closely with our Bay Area Programs staff to support our partner school programs by promoting global awareness, social responsibility, and youth leadership in 50+ public high schools in the Bay Area region. The Programs Coordinator will train and support a network of highly committed volunteer high school educators to recruit outstanding student leaders for the program, run effective preparatory workshops in their schools, and prepare for a 16-day summer immersion in the developing world. The Programs Coordinator will also manage the Alumni Ambassador Leadership Program to continue to develop our students’ leadership skills for college and career readiness. This is a fast-paced work environment in a highly successful, growing international non-profit organization.

Principal Responsibilities:

Bay Area Partner School Program

  • Support all aspects of the regional Partner School Program and be responsible for the full program lifecycle, including:
  • Volunteer educator recruitment and training
  • Student recruitment
  • Payment administration
  • Managing the preparatory workshop program during the academic year
  • Preparing the students and volunteer educators for summer programs
  • Support for these responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Respond with professional and timely email correspondence to all external stakeholders (parents, teachers, students, etc.)
  • Lead and facilitate fall student recruitment presentations and spring pre-trip parent orientations
  • Manage relationships with administrators and district-level supervisors
  • Support the planning and execution of three weekend trainings for 70+ teacher volunteers
  • Manage background checks and school regulations
  • Manage volunteers to read and evaluate student applications
  • Process tax documents for students applying for need-based scholarships, and follow up with families for missing or additional information during the scholarship review process
  • Log student payments into the program management system, and contact students and parents regarding upcoming or missing payments
  • Recruit independent trip leaders to lead the Global Glimpse summer immersion program, if necessary
  • Manage Bay Area phone line to answer program-related questions and to forward queries to appropriate staff
  • Collaborate and network with external partners to encourage program growth and sustainability (companies, schools, districts, nonprofits, etc.)

Alumni Ambassador Leadership Program

  • Co-Manage the Bay Area Alumni Ambassador Program (leadership development program for Global Glimpse students after they travel) including preparation, organization, and facilitation of weekend Summits that empower students to support the programs at their schools and continue to develop as young leaders
  • Administer program assessments to evaluate program success and effectiveness
  • Track Alumni Ambassador commitment levels throughout the year and roll out creative initiatives to keep students engaged during their busy senior year


  • Knowledge of the K-12 education system, a strong network in the Bay Area preferred
  • Passion for international education and youth development
  • Ability to work with diverse students, teachers, and families
  • Ability to engage professionally with parents, educators, and administrators
  • Experience living and working in the developing world
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to work effectively individually or in a small team environment
  • Highly organized, strong time management skills, ability to multitask
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong public speaking skills and comfortable speaking and facilitating in front of groups
  • Experience with payment tracking, accounting, and budget management
  • Skilled in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and Salesforce
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends (predetermined dates for presentations, trainings and Ambassador Summits)
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, international education or Bachelor’s in an unrelated field with significant international experience
  • Fluency in Spanish or another language is a bonus
  • Master’s degree in international education or equivalent experience is a bonus

Global Glimpse provides great benefits, a fun and inspiring place to work and an opportunity to grow professionally. We offer:

  • Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, exempt position
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Generous paid time off with paid vacation, sick and holiday leave
  • Professional development opportunities with stipend
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement

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