International Visitor Programs Coordinator
About the Position
The World Affairs Council seeks a full-time, dynamic self-starter who is enthusiastic about citizen diplomacy and global professional and cultural exchange to join our international visitors team that services the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) programming and other short-term exchanges, as well as the DFW Consular Corps. The International Visitors Coordinator is a key team member responsible for communicating with many sectors of the North Texas community to develop strong programs that welcome, engage, and enlighten emerging leaders from around the world visiting our region. The International Visitors Coordinator promotes and personally stewards the citizen diplomacy portion of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth’s mission.
This is an intense but rewarding job if you are curious, creative, resourceful, and find pride in your work.
- Solicit projects and manage all aspects of the U.S. Department of State-sponsored IVLP in Dallas/Fort Worth.
- Supervise and oversee all phases of proposing, planning, developing, and implementing the programming for IVLP individuals and groups.
- Respond to urgent communications from program delegations and liaisons (on-call).
- Record IVLP projects, resources, volunteer records, and related statistics in Raiser’s Edge for annual funding grant, relevant mid-year reports, board meeting reports, and other deliverables as requested.
- Foster the World Affairs Council’s portfolio of professional and cultural resources through outreach and engagement.
- Actively source and recruit volunteer resources.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with local hotels, transportation companies, and other area partners.
- Build and maintain good relations with national partners, including the U.S. Department of State, Global Ties U.S., and national program agencies in DC.
- Serve as the point of contact for diplomatic matters between the DFW Consular Corps and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign Mission; assist the Corps’ Executive Committee to plan and produce programs, meetings and summits, elect officers, disseminate newsletters, arrange appointments and courtesy meetings between local government officials and Corps’ members and country representatives, and maintain the Corps’ directory.
- Attend professional meetings, training workshops, and conferences whenever possible and appropriate. Keep current on Dallas/Fort Worth resources and activities by reading, researching, attending appropriate programs in the community to bring in new resources.
- Serve as point person for recruitment of interns and provide common onboarding support.
- Assist with fundraising, marketing, membership projects, mailings, programs and events, and other projects as needed, contributing to eNewsletters and social media in coordination with the marketing department.
Required Skills and Experience
- Strong interest in international affairs and professional/cultural exchanges.
- Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of professional experience.
- A strong writing background and good organizational and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.
- The ideal candidate is resourceful and a strong problem solver. The ideal candidate should enjoy being organized, meticulous, and self-motivated resulting in efficiency, and comfortable working in a small team setting.
- Some database experienced is preferred.
- This position will require some evening and possible weekend work.
The salary range for this position is $40-45,000.
How to Apply
Please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Martha Powell, Director of Administration, at email@example.com. This job is located in downtown Dallas and the Council is currently on a hybrid office/homework schedule.
Learn more about the Council at dfwworld.org. We are a dynamic nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth interpretation of global events. We have over 3,000 members. The Council is located in downtown Dallas and offers an excellent benefit package that includes health insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid parking.
We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.