Humphrey Fellowship Program Coordinator, Leadership Policy and Organization (Exempt)

Vanderbilt University
  • Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 14

Position description

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking a skilled Program Coordinator who will work closely with the Director, office colleagues, and other departmental units to advance the Humphrey Fellowship mission on campus and throughout Nashville.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the late senator and vice president and his life-long commitment to international cooperation and public service. The program brings accomplished mid-career leaders from developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for an academic year to study, gain professional experience and foster cultural exchange.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Support the programming of the professional and leadership development workshops and seminars
  • Communicate with partnering individuals, institutions, and organizations regarding partnership activities and events
  • Develop, plan, execute, and coordinating Humphrey events including social, cultural and service events, speakers, orientation and retreats related to program initiatives
  • Develop and create marketing information and material for events and programs
  • Manage and create content for Humphrey social media accounts and website
  • Create and compile agendas, minutes, and action reports for special functions and program activities
  • Coordinate efforts and resources with departments and offices that engage in global activities at Vanderbilt
  • Provide comprehensive support to the program participants while in the United States such as navigating the health care system and the facilitation of housing
  • Generate quantitative data regarding programs and procedures, analyze data and create reports for internal and external review
  • Monitor and manage Fellowship budget
  • Manage program database


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience in multicultural setting required; Master’s degree in international affairs, higher education or similar preferred.
  • Strong cultural competence and experience serving and working with people from different cultural and country backgrounds
  • Knowledge of best practices in international education and current issues/trends in international education
  • Ability to work effectively with various stakeholders and partners, including senior administrators, faculty members, non-profit organizations, and grant agencies
  • Strong writing and communication capabilities
  • Program evaluation and data analysis skills
  • Experience with event planning and coordinating
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office software including MS Excel, MS Word
  • Knowledge of a second language and significant experience abroad
  • Ability to set priorities, and to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with social media management and content creation
  • Experience with budget management
  • Familiarity with university and community resources 


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