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Coordinator, Funded Programs

Employer
ciee
Location
United States
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Position: Coordinator, Funded Programs

Reports to: Manager, Exchange Foundations

Department: Exchange Foundations

Location: Flexible, remote, U.S.-based

Who we are:

Council on International Education and Exchange (CIEE) is a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that transforms lives and builds bridges between individuals and nations through study abroad and international exchange experiences that help people develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

CIEE's Internships and Professional Exchanges (IPEX) Division is reinventing our internship and professional exchange offerings to be the market leader in early career global talent development. In the next decade, we will be scaling our placements in these programs by 10X to prepare more of the world's youth for a global workplace. Fundamental to this initiative is establishing strong relationships with employers around the world who will be providing internship and training placements to the young talent whom we work with.

Why work with us:
  • You will change the world. CIEE builds bridges between different people, different countries, and different cultures. We help young people participate in high-quality international exchange and study abroad programs that bring the world together. We change lives, our alumni change the world. Be part of the change!
  • You will receive a competitive total rewards package. CIEE provides all employees with exceptional benefits offerings that increase total compensation by up to 25%. Our top-tier benefits include:
  • Paid time off and Parental leave
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-term & Long-term Disability
  • 6 floating Fridays (based on our eligibility rules)
  • CIEE Study Abroad and TEFL Program discounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer contribution
  • Insurance Coverage (life, travel, medical, dental, and vision)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Accounts (medical and dependent)
  • Voluntary Benefits (identity theft protection, pet insurance, accident, and critical illness)
  • You will be part of a fast-paced, international, diverse, and collaborative team of professionals. CIEE operates the largest nonprofit network of study-abroad locations, with facilities and staff in 26 countries. Additionally, we help international participants from over 130 countries come to the USA each year. Committed to excellence and solving whatever problem the world throws at them, CIEE professionals work on international teams and are dedicated to advancing our 75-year-old mission to make the world a more peaceful place

Who you are:

Annually, the Funded Programs Team facilitates approximately 125 international scholarships for participants of Exchange Foundations clients the Albanian-American Development Fund (AADF), the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF), and the Romanian-American Foundation (RAF) to participate in research projects, professional internships, and youth leadership training. Additionally, we facilitate approximately 260 American and International High School Grant students to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX), Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program, and the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program. This position will work across the CIEE Funded Programs division.

The Coordinator, of Funded Programs is responsible for supporting all aspects of these programs, including but not limited to program finance, participant selection, custom internship placement, and programmatic activity tracking. This includes coordination with program participants, host organizations, international program representatives, the U.S. Department of State, and other CIEE teams

What you'll do:
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the CIEE Funded Programs Division
  • Assist with participant disbursements, financial reporting, reconciliations, monthly stipends, and other programmatic tracking requirements
  • Assist with participant application review, selection, and on-program support
  • Support custom internship placements, including visa document preparation
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to general email inquiries from program participants, volunteers, staff, and international representatives
  • Communicate effectively across teams and with different stakeholders as a representative of CIEE

What you'll bring:
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Exceptional attention to detail, superior organizational, and time management skills, and ability to remain flexible with regularly shifting priorities
  • Ability to learn new processes quickly, take initiative, and provide suggestions for efficiencies and improvements
  • Strong Excel skills including functions, formulas, and data analytics are a must
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills, with a variety of stakeholders
  • Intercultural communication experience is a plus
  • Computer skills including MS Teams, Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential

Location Requirements:

The position is available to candidates in the United States, except for candidates residing in:
  • New York (State and City)
  • Washington (State)
  • Colorado
  • California
  • Jersey City, NJ

Diversity Matters:

CIEE believes that diversity matters and those professionals with diverse backgrounds provide diverse approaches and ideas to solving problems and finding ways to advance our mission to bring the world together. Candidates from underrepresented groups with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to federal regulations, a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment.

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