Tech Girls Summer Staff (Trip Leaders + Trainer and Social Media Cooridnators)

Legacy International

About the organization

Legacy International's mission is to build stronger communities by promoting a culture of participation. We do this by working with emerging leaders and NGOs, equipping them with skills, resources, and strategies to address problems and needs they see around them. We are particularly interested in helping local citizens create increasingly cooperative and productive lives in key regions of the world characterized by tension, conflict, rapid transition, or instability.

Legacy has responded to emerging global needs since 1979 with four initiatives:
• Leadership Development & Organizational Capacity Building
• Community & Regional Development
• Peace Building, Pluralism & Conflict Resolution
• Civil Society Development

Legacy has worked with partners on five continents, with non-profit, government, and civic leaders and with youths from more than 110 nations. Working groups, training programs, conferences and events have occurred in US and 17 countries.

Duties

TechGirls is a U.S. Dept of State initiative and exchange program designed to inspire young women from Central Asia and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) to pursue higher education and careers in technology. It is administered by Legacy International in partnership with Virginia Tech University's Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED).

Multiple positions. Dates, duties and hiring criteria vary. Please link to our web site for full job descriptions:

Trip Leader – Jun 25 – Aug 2
Social Media Coordinator – Jun 25 – Aug 15
Trainer & Youth Coordinator – Jul 1 – Aug 10
Group Leader – Jul 1 – Aug 2
Program Assistant – Jul 1 – Aug 2

General Responsibilities: In addition to responsibilities specific to each role, all staff serve as a resident advisors, assisting participants to meet the demands of the program. The team also provides general program support. This may include event/meeting set-up, communications with program providers, logistics.

Key Dates:
7/1-5 - DC/Trinity Univ; staff orientation prep
7/6-10 - Youth arrive. Orientation, training, service projects, leadership clinics
7/10-11 - Homestays for half of youth. Arrival at Virginia Tech for US girls.
7/12-24 - VT coding academy, project planning, lab exploration/CEED, job shadow
7/24-25 - Homestays for half of group. Project planning for others
726-31 - DC - job shadow, NASA visit, leadership & wrap up
8/1 - Youth depart. Staff wrap up

Qualifications

Dates, duties and hiring criteria vary. Please link to our web site for full job descriptions.

All positions require some regional travel and residing with the participants (dorm or hotels) during the youths’ US exchange program, but it is primarily based in the Washington, DC area.

Our TechGirls Team:

Are professional, flexible, resilient, resourceful, and pro-active;
Are caring, warm, and friendly;
Genuinely enjoy spending time with high school students;
Have a high level of social and emotional intelligence;
Have strong group building and facilitation skills;
Are willing to put their students’ learning and development ahead of their own experience;
Are ready for an intense, challenging, and rewarding summer;
Come from a wide variety of backgrounds;
Are, above all, educators and facilitators.

Salary

varies by position, beginning at $2000 + R&B

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Resume and cover letter required to apply.

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