Program Coordinator, International Exchange Programs (Professionals 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 emerging professional who cares deeply about community development for the next generation of leaders. The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) empowers young professionals from the Middle East and 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 strong organizational skills, an interest in the MENA region and international exchange programs.

PFP is a two-way exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders committed to strengthening their communities through social entrepreneurship and workforce development. PFP Fellows are placed in intensive U.S.-based fellowships in non-profit organizations, private sector businesses, and government offices for individually tailored professional development experiences. They build broad networks with American and other participant colleagues as they develop a deeper understanding of U.S. society and enhance their professional skills. American participants who have hosted international fellows travel overseas for participant-driven reciprocal programs.

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● Demonstrates solid critical thinking skills & an ability to find practical, creative solutions.
● Demonstrates responsibility, a strong, self-motivated, work ethic & an ability to function comfortably in an inter-cultural environment.
● Demonstrated, strong organizational & logistics skills.
● Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, keep groups on schedule, & make appropriate adjustments as needed.
● Interest in history & culture of MENA.
● Interest in and ability to work in both a team environment & alone with minimal direction.
● Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
● Excellent oral, written & communication/presentation skills.
● Equivalent to graduation from a 4-year college/university. (Equivalent post-secondary coursework and experience acceptable.)
● Knowledge of the Washington, DC area
● U.S. Citizenship or work authorization
● Only candidates who are fully vaccinated against COVID or able to do so will be considered

In addition, the following qualifications are preferred:
● International travel experience, preferably to MENA region
● Demonstrated knowledge of history and culture of the MENA region
● Previous experience as a trainer or teacher in leadership development, cross cultural understanding, project planning & civic engagement.
● Previous experience working with university students.
● Previous experience guiding young adults during travel programs or in community service volunteer/leadership programs


40.000 starting; negotiable, based on experience + benefits (See full job description for details.)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

TO APPLY send cover letter and resume to: Leila Baz, HR Manager; [email protected] (Please note “PFP” in the subject line.) Deadline: October 8.

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 staff. The competitive standards are set by each group of applicants. Our policy is to ensure that no employee or applicant for employment is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other non-merit-based factor.

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