Position Opening: Program Coordinator
About International Focus:
About International Focus:
We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina with a mission to promote
mutual understanding between the people of the Triangle Region and the international community
through education, cultural exchange, arts, and the celebration of achievement.
I.F. staff work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Team members are professional problem-solvers
who work well both independently and on a team. They are resourceful, flexible, committed,
communicative, and interested in meeting and working with diverse demographics.
Summary of the Position:
This position is part of I.F.’s international exchange programs portfolio, which implements the
prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The
ideal candidate will have the ability to conduct the full project cycle, including developing and
implementing programs and liaising with stakeholders. This position requires a commitment to meeting
deadlines and goals of excellence. We are seeking a quick learner with the ability to coach a supporting
team of volunteers.
Develops professional proposals to meet visitors’ specific objectives.
Arranges itineraries, accommodations, home hospitality; monitors/facilitates all aspects of
Develops and maintains professional resources to ensure diverse and high-quality programs.
Maintains accurate and complete programming files and records; maintains database.
Submits written program reports.
Maintains and develops relationships with National Program Agencies (NPA) and promotes
North Carolina and the Research Triangle area as a destination.
Represents International Focus at conferences and meetings.
Assists with virtual/in-person speaker series.
Assists with fundraising projects and special events.
Assists in recruiting and supervising programming interns and volunteers.
Demonstrates personal and professional development with a minimum of guidance.
Demonstrates a commitment to effective and efficient work habits and professionalism.
Seeks new opportunities for programming and professional resource development.
Cultivates relationship with professional resources and members.
Develops relationships with peers at local, state, and national levels.
Stays current with all International Focus developments.
Assists with content for social media and newsletter.
Required Qualifications and Skills
1-2 years of experience preferred but not required.
Interest in international affairs /relations preferred.
Attention to detail.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Level headedness and a good sense of organization (project management a plus).
Ability to manage multiple deadlines while maintaining high-quality work.
Self-starter with ability to work independently, as well as an excellent team player.
Ability to work with high level representatives of private, public, or non-governmental offices.
A growth mindset and a commitment to learning.
A commitment to the mission, vision, and values of International Focus.
An enthusiastic interpersonal style that fosters great relationships with colleagues and external
Confidence in presenting and talking with groups and building relationships with a range of
stakeholders, including community groups.
A commitment to communicating collaboratively on shared projects and events with team.
This is a position in a dynamic nonprofit that is ideal for individuals looking for a fulfilling career that will
expand their knowledge and interest in American culture, as well as international relations and foreign
countries. The ideal candidate will be able to work 40 hours/week; flexible schedules can be considered,
per the flexibility that the nature of the work allows.
To apply, please submit the following to the Hiring Team at
1) Cover letter
2) Current resumé
3) List of 3-5 references
Only applications submitted per the above procedure will be accepted for review. International
Focus is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Please NO CALLS! Only candidates receiving an interview will be contacted.