Director, International Exchange (Professional Fellows Program)

Legacy International

About the organization

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 the Washington, DC metro area.


Legacy International ( is seeking an experienced professional who cares deeply about community development for the next generation of leaders to join our team as Program Director for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP). PFP empowers young professionals from the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) to pursue their visions as entrepreneurs and in civil society development. We are looking for a people and detailed oriented person, with proven project management skills, knowledge about the MENA region, and international exchange experience.

As Program Director you will implement the project’s strategic plan leading the PFP Team in overall program implementation, setting program milestones, and tracking progress towards completion. You will also be responsible for management of all subaward contracts with international and U.S.-based non-profits, communications with the Department of State and U.S. embassies abroad, and the overall program implementation budget.

Please review full job description on our website.


● Previous experience (3+ years) managing exchange programs or similar complex projects involving multiple cross-cultural dimensions & stakeholders.
● Proven high level, culturally sensitive communications & interpersonal skills - written & verbal.
● Demonstrates solid critical thinking skills and an ability to find practical, creative solutions.
● Demonstrates responsibility, a strong, self-motivated, work ethic and an ability to function comfortably in an inter-cultural environment.
● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, with an ability to function effectively in an inter-cultural environment.
● Demonstrated, strong organizational and logistics skills.
● Experience managing contracts, finances and budgets; with operating knowledge of MS Excel or similar software.
● Previous experience as a trainer or teacher in such areas as: leadership, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, and/or dialogue & diversity.
● Previous experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation plans.
● Previous experience working with mid-career professionals.
● Previous experience guiding young adults during travel programs or in community service volunteer/leadership programs preferred.
● Equivalent to graduation from a 4-year college or university. Graduate level degree preferred. (May possess possess equivalent post-secondary coursework, training, experience.)
● Stamina and ability to work long, active hours during periods of program delivery.


Salary: low $50,000 + benefits (Negotiable, based on experience.)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

TO APPLY send cover letter and resume to: Leila Baz, HR Manager. Please note “PFP” in the subject line.)

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