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Program Coordinator
Position Description

The San Antonio Council for International Visitors (SACIV) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), founded in 1989, that facilitates short term professional exchanges for emerging distinguished international leaders, primarily those who have been selected by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to come to the United States for the purpose of advancing US foreign policy goals and increasing mutual understanding. Hundreds of these international visitors come to San Antonio each year, providing opportunities to the community for fostering economic development and cross-cultural understanding. In addition to meeting with area professionals in their fields and exploring the local culture of San Antonio, international visitors are invited into the homes of SACIV members or hosted for meals or special excursions, giving them invaluable first-hand experience with everyday Americans. SACIV members are offered the opportunity to meet and host these international visitors, helping forge friendships and build bridges. SACIV aims to build international friendships, facilitate the exchange of ideas, foster cultural understanding, and promote San Antonio as an international city.

Position Overview

SACIV is seeking an individual with a passion for international affairs to manage IVLP programing and assist the Executive Director with a variety of other tasks and special projects. Candidates should be creative, articulate, and dependable with excellent communication and organization skills. Those applying should have a strong interest in international relations and be able to demonstrate professionalism, initiative, and the ability to work well independently and with others.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Coordinate appointments and schedule itineraries for incoming groups of international visitors

• Conduct research on local professional resources and create proposals for potential programs

• Accompany international visitors to professional appointments and cultural activities

• Assist in the editing, updating, and maintaining of SACIV’s website and various social media outlets

• Support Executive Director with various aspects of operations, including membership outreach, public relations & communications efforts, and event planning

• Assist in developing content for and editing Newsletters and other publications

• Conduct research for and aid in the maintenance of organizational databases

• Aid in administrative duties as needed

• Complete other special projects and tasks as assigned

• Report directly to the Executive Director

Skills & Abilities

• Bachelor’s Degree in international relations, foreign affairs, diplomacy, or related field

• Previous work or internship experience

• Strong communication skills, both oral and written

• Understanding of professional etiquette & competency in cross-cultural communications

• Strong organization skills with thorough attention to detail

• Enthusiastic and personable self-starter who demonstrates initiative and creativity

• Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision, as well as with a variety of individuals

• Tech savvy with experience using Microsoft Office and other related platforms

Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience within a range of $40,000-$45,000 annually with some benefits, including generous paid time off and mobile phone, home internet, and health insurance reimbursement. SACIV offers a flexible full-time schedule with the opportunity for a hybrid schedule working remotely and at our office, located centrally at the Century Building. The Program Coordinator will be given extensive exposure to the workings of a nonprofit, access to a large network of global and local business, government, and academic leaders, and the opportunity to contribute to US international relations by engaging in citizen diplomacy. This position will provide networking opportunities with San Antonio leaders, through our professional contacts and member community, as well as with our international visitors from around the world.

To Apply

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please send your resume and a cover letter to Cecilia Cross, Executive Director,

at ccross@sacivtx.org.

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