Lead, Ford Global Fellowship Program (Hybrid) - (3627)

Institute of International Education

About the organization

In 1919, the founders of the Institute of International Education believed that international education could build a more secure and equitable world. Today, we touch the lives of more than 29,000 people in 180 countries each year through the programs that we administer, helping to educate the next generation of leaders and serving as a lifeline to the world’s most imperiled students, scholars, and artists.


This position will work with the IIE’s Corporate and Foundation Programs and Student Emergency Initiatives Department which is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of global scholarship, fellowship, and small grants programs funded primarily by foundations, corporations, IIE organizational funding, and individual donors. Much of the department’s programming centers on access to higher education, and access to particular industries and address some of the most critical issues of our time. Programs Team members have the opportunity to contribute to multiple programs at many different stages of the program lifecycle.
The Program Lead will be responsible for IIE’s overall role as Program Implementation and Administration Partner to the Ford Foundation on the Ford Global Fellowship (FGF) which aims to connect and support the next generation of social justice leaders who are advancing innovative solutions to end inequality. This includes partnering with Ford Foundation, Fellows, program implementation partners and other stakeholders to continue to co-design and implement a Fellowship experience and Community of Practice. This individual will lead IIE’s engagement with the Ford Foundation on this program. The Fellowship is grounded in transformational leadership and organizational development theoretical frameworks and lived experience. The Program Lead will partner with Ford to put those frameworks into practice building and executing dynamic, inclusive, and impactful engagements.


Qualifications and Experience:
Required Education and Work Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education and Work Experience:
Master’s in organizational development or related field preferred with 6-7 years of related experience preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience and ability to lead complex teams and work with multiple stakeholders while holding a global lens on all work, including a demonstrated ability to create inclusive, equitable groups in which both diverse participants and all team members feel valued.
Program administration and implementation experience including project management, event strategy, planning and curation, vendor identification, negotiation and management, and budget management.
Ability to translate theory and design into practice within a complex stakeholder environment.
Theoretical and tactical experience in adult, leadership and organizational development, social justice issues, collective co-design, and building communities of practice.
Group facilitation skills and experience including deep competence and multiple layers of skills facilitating diverse groups across cultural, gender, racial, and political differences, including holding space for generative conflict and creative tension within a virtual and in-person context.


$78,534 - $94,947

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