Program Manager for International Exchange Programs (Temp)

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. Dept of State. We are headquartered in Bedford, VA with additional employees working in Washington, DC.


DATES: Feb 17 – Aug 14, 2020 (temp)

Legacy International seeks an experienced person for approximately 6 months. The Program Manager will work primarily on the Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP). Additional support for the other Legacy exchange initiatives with young adults may also be included (Professional Fellows Program or Skills for Success Professional Development Immersion).

SYLEP is a multi-phased leadership experience for 42 Saudi university students or recent graduates (ages of 21-26) and 3 U.S. Cultural Ambassadors (undergraduate seniors, graduate students). SYLEP seeks to build leadership skills, civic responsibility, appreciation for cultural diversity, community engagement, and volunteerism within a theme of STEAM education. U.S. program dates: July 1-22.

General Responsibilities: planning and set-up (meetings, site visits, service projects; develop training materials; organize & format participant data for customization). Coordinate the overall logistics and design. Coordinate the activities of 2-3 other short-term staff during delivery. Some training duties may also be included on topics of leadership, project planning, community service, or dialogue skills. In July, the Program Manager travels with the group, serving as a facilitator, trainer, mentor, and process monitor.


• Proven, professional communications skills, written and verbal
• Previous experience managing logistics with hotels, bus companies, restaurants and managing budgets
• Previous experience as a trainer or teacher in such areas as: leadership, community service, and dialogue & diversity. Proven expertise in developing lesson plans / training sessions
• Previous experience working with university students or young adults during travel programs preferred.
• Previous international travel experience.
• Experience in S.T.E.A.M. education preferred.
• Interest in history and culture of the Middle East.
• Knowledge of Washington, DC metro area.
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, keep group on schedule, and make appropriate adjustments as needed. Ability to establish priorities, respond to unanticipated needs, and work under pressure.
• Ability to lead and moderate discussions and reflective activities
• Ability to mentor others and facilitate creative, self-motivated learning
• Ability to create and manage a harmonious group dynamic.
• Receptive to and knowledgeable of delegates’ cultural, spiritual, and personal needs.
• Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. (May possess equivalent post-secondary coursework, training, and experience.)
• Stamina and ability to work long, active hours.
• First aid & CPR certified or willing to get certified
• Minimum age: 24
• Valid U.S. driver’s license
• U.S. Citizen


starts at $39,500 full time annual equivalent (FTE). Negotiable.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

TO APPLY send cover letter and resume to: Leila Baz, HR Coordinator Please note “SYLEP” in subject line.

Deadline: December 2, 2019.

For full job description and more details about SYLEP, please visit Legacy's web site.

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