July 6 – August 14, 2015

(dates include staff orientation & training, program delivery & wrap-up)

Legacy seeks an upbeat and highly organized woman committed to creating cross-cultural exchanges with amazing results. Perhaps you have coordinated travel programs for teens in the past? Perhaps you were part of a study aboard program yourself?  Join the TechGirls team to set up and deliver an innovative tech training and cultural immersion program for 27 amazing young women from across the Middle East and North Africa.

TechGirls is a U.S. Department of State initiative and exchange program designed to inspire young women from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue higher education and careers in technology through hands-on skills development. It is administered by Legacy International in partnership with iDTech Camps.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY

Primary responsibilities include: leading by example and keeping the logistics gears flowing smoothly. Manage day to day logistics for site visits, job shadow arrangements, accommodations (university dorm or hotel), transportation, financial tracking; daily communications; procuring supplies; and overall group management. Serves as group facilitator, mentor and process monitor for 27 TechGirls throughout the U.S. program.

Workflow / Calendar

  • June               Participate in 2-3 staff orientation sessions via Skype
  • July 15 – 21   Staff Orientation, Program set up and social media strategy development (Washington DC)
  • July 21 – 31   Arrival; orientation & training, leadership clinics & iDTech Camp (American University, WDC)
  • Aug 1 – 6        Homestays (Roanoke, VA); Virginia Tech visit; service projects; project planning
  • Aug 7 – 12      Washington DC – training, job shadowing
  • Aug 12 – 14    Youth depart.  Staff wrap-up and reporting

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional experience in international exchange, or with youth programs in general;
  • Proven ability to establish work priorities, respond to unanticipated needs, work under pressure;
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team;
  • Knowledge of Middle East and North Africa cultures preferred;
  • Technical experience with computers, word processing, use of basic office equipment,
  • Ability to manage fiscal responsibilities related to the program;
  • Possesses strength and endurance required to manage a travel program;
  • U.S. citizen or authorized for employment in U.S.
  • Minimum age of 25;
  • US driver’s license with a good driving record;
  • First aid & CPR certified (by July). (Need not be certified at time of application);

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Ability to effectively communicate with youth and staff, and to provide necessary instruction and training
  2. Ability to communicate to youth and staff the safety regulations and emergency procedures in case of an emergency (during daily programs, in hotel or on public transport)
  3. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to area
  4. Cognitive and communication abilities for large, complex event management
  5. Ability to operate essential office equipment needed to carry out responsibilities (i.e.telephone, digital camera, computer, photocopy machine)
  6. Ability to move furnishings (tables, chairs) & lift supplies up to 25 pounds

Compensation: This is an intensive, full time, seasonal position with a salary of $400 per week ($2200 gross for 5.5 weeks). Negotiable based on experience. During program delivery, (July 6-August 13) Legacy International will cover meals, hotel, and transportation costs.

HOW TO APPLY

Send cover letter & resume with “TechGirls Staff” in the subject line to:  Mary Helmig, Project Director;  techgirls@legacyintl.org

Application deadline: April 15, 2015

Legacy international is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants to represent diverse geographical, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Our goal is to select the most qualified leaders for each program. The competitive standards are set by each group of applicants.