Tech Girls Social Media Coordinator (Summer)

Global Youth Village
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 10

Position description

TechGirls is hiring it’s summer team and seeking a Social Media Coordinator – June 25 – Aug 15, 2020

TechGirls is a U.S. Department of State initiative and exchange program designed to inspire young women from Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to pursue higher education and careers in technology through hands-on skills development. It is administered by Legacy International in partnership with Virginia Tech University's Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity. 


Work as part of the TechGirls team to create a safe, secure, and rich learning environment. Primary responsibilities include: Designing and managing the quality and presentation of information on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Whats App) and fulfilling the TechGirls development and communications goals. Oversee photo-documentation; collaborate with the team to get valuable content and assist with any press related matters. As part of the team you will identify and assist girls who may be delivering public presentations and or social media messages. You will work with each country group to provide content for the US Embassy in their country. On high profile days such as the Capstone event you will collaborate with events management and Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State.

NOTE: This position requires some regional travel and residing with the participants (dorm or hotels) during the youths’ US exchange program, but it is primarily based in the Washington, DC area. In addition, all staff serve as a resident advisors for participants, assisting individual girls to meet the demands of the program. The team also provides general program support. This may include: event/meeting set-up, communications with program providers, assisting with logistics (procuring supplies, getting food, getting laundry done, errands). 

Key Dates

  • May/June - Participate in 2-3 staff orientation sessions via Skype or Zoom
  • June 25 - June 30 - begin work remotely or in Washington DC with Legacy's year-round team
  • July 1 - 5 - Washington DC - Trinity University - staff orientation for entire team. Final program prep
  • July 6 - 10 - Youth arrive (Washington DC); orientation & training, service projects, leadership clinics
  • July 10 - 11 - Homestays for half of the youths. Arrival and orientation at Virginia Tech for U.S. girls.
  • July 12 - 24 - Virginia Tech - coding academy, project planning, lab exploration with CEED, job shadow
  • July 24 - 25 - Homestays for half of the youths. Project planning and training for other youths
  • July 26 - 31 Washington DC - job shadow, NASA visit, leadership clinics, wrap up activities
  • Aug 1 - Youth departures and staff wrap up
  • Aug 2 - Staff depart
  • Aug 3 - 15 - working remotely; wrap up social media tasks

Our Leaders

  • Are professional, flexible, resilient, resourceful, and pro-active;
  • Are caring, warm, and friendly;
  • Genuinely enjoy spending time with high school students;
  • Have a high level of social and emotional intelligence;
  • Have strong group building and facilitation skills;
  • Are willing to put their students’ learning and development ahead of their own experience;
  • Are ready for an intense, challenging, and rewarding summer;
  • Come from a wide variety of backgrounds;
  • Are, above all, educators and facilitators.

Other Tech Girls openings include: 

Application instructions

Send cover letter and resume by March 20 with “TechGirls Social Media” in the subject line to Hayley Pottle, [email protected]

Additional summer jobs with international youths and young adults posted at:

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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