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Program Coordinator

Open Position: Program Coordinator

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: $22.50/hour

Position type: Part-time (20 hours/week)

Work Hours: Flexible, generally 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Region: Central Ohio  

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Office location: 51 Jefferson Ave., Columbus, 43215

Reports to: Program Manager

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Program Coordinatorjoins a team of professionals delivering the Columbus Council on World Affairs’ most robust program, the Global Scholars Diploma (GSD). The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Program Manager in delivering Years 1 & 2 of the Global Scholars Diploma program. This entails tracking student participation & evaluations, assisting in developing program curriculum and design, coordinating with participating school districts, and facilitating Global Scholars’ events. Success in this role requires consistently  delivering prompt,  organized, dependable programming with thoughtful prioritization, impeccable attention to detail, and unparalleled professionalism. The Program Coordinator should enjoy working as part of a team, demonstrate positivity and enthusiasm, as well as enjoy working with students.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES   

Program Facilitation/Delivery  

  • Facilitate live Zoom interviews and Q&A sessions with volunteer speakers 
  • Facilitate in-person events, leading large groups of students through experiential learning activities 
  • Coordinate with school districts and local venues to secure event dates and times 
  • Identify and secure volunteer speakers for events 
  • Prepare and gather all materials, interview questions, name tags, activities, etc. for events 
  • Help with setup and tear down of event
  • Represent CCWA positively and proactively at events 
  • Assist in the management of student participation and grades 

Program Development 

  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, create and help manage social learning components (e.g. trivia questions, polls, surveys, community posts, etc.) 
  • Test and provide feedback on virtual content creation 
  • Gather and organize student, teacher, and community feedback and evaluations 
  • Assist with data analysis and reporting 

Relationship Management

  • Communicate and coordinate proactively with schools, volunteers, and community partners 
  • Assist in creation and preparation of program certificates 
  • Write and ensure prompt delivery of thank you notes, volunteer gifts, etc. 
  • Support the planning and delivery of Global Scholars Advisory Meetings 

Special Projects  

  • Support the planning and delivery of the GSD Year End Showcase event 
  • Logistical support and preparation for Global Fluency Training workshops and other programs as needed 
  • Assist in sharing the GSD story with the community members and stakeholders 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES   

  • Experience in Education, Cultural Competency, Public Affairs, International Studies, Cultural Studies, or related field  
  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values  
  • Passion for education and program development  
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and peoples 
  • Experience working with students, academic institutions, and community organizations  
  • Experience delivering educational content and advising students 
  • Familiarity with central Ohio community and organizations 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, swift, consistent, and accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses  
  • Trustworthy: able to hold confidential information 
  • Team-oriented: Positive track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Thrives in a high-growth, fast-paced, results-oriented, mission-driven environment  
  • Demonstrated ability to smile, laugh, and take time to refresh and recharge 

 

TO APPLY    

Please email a) resume (with references), b) cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Program Coordinator” in the email subject line.  

Marketing & Communications Intern

Open Position: Marketing & Communications Intern 

Term: Summer 2024 (June 01 – August 30)

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications 

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Marketing & Communications Intern will support the Marketing & Communications department of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Director of Marketing & Communications on efforts related to content creation, social media management, and grants management. The Intern will also work with the rest of the team to address fundraising efforts related to marketing and communication.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop ways to tell the Global Scholars Diploma story by highlighting student projects, accomplishments, and community impact  
  • Develop assets that highlight the GSD (Global Scholars Diploma) & GFT (Global Fluency Training)
  • Create posts for all of CCWA’s social media platforms that promote CCWA programming and awareness of current global affairs 
  • Engage public in CCWA programming through social media  
  • Assist in developing social presence for other CCWA programs and services
  • Assist in creating content for mass email communications to the various audiences of the CCWA
  • Conduct grant research and opportunities for funding
  • Assist in writing grant narratives and the application process

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES 

  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 

TO APPLY 

Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Marketing & Communications Intern” in the email subject line. 

Education Programs Intern

Open Position: Education Programs Intern 

Term: Summer 2024 (June 01 – August 30)

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Director of Education

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Programs Intern will support the Programs department of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Director of Education on efforts related to content creation, curriculum development, research, and program support. The Programs Intern will support CCWA’s flagship program, The Global Scholars Diploma, as well as the Global Fluency Training, a premier cultural competence professional training program.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Participate in Education Team meetings to support program outcome improvement and development
  • Support improvement and implementation of data collection methods
  • Conduct research for national education credentials  
  • Support Global Scholars Diploma and Global Fluency Training program events as needed and able
  • With the guidance of CCWA staff, brainstorm and develop ideas for experiential learning around global cultures, global issues, and global careers 
  • Help with testing and development of virtual learning activities and provide feedback on functionality and engagement of experiences
  • Update program materials such as slide decks, recruitment assets, and Learning Management System 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES 

  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 

TO APPLY 

Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Education Programs Intern” in the email subject line. 

Development Intern

Open Position: Development Intern 

Term: Summer 2024 (June 01 – August 30)

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Communications & Grants Manager 

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Development Intern will support the fundraising, sales, and external relationship initiatives of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Development Director on efforts related to data migration, database management, and donor research. The Intern will support fundraising initiatives such as donor communication strategies and relationship cultivation initiatives. The intern will also support sales strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assist Development Director with data migration and CRM implementation 
  • Assist in managing contacts between integrated CRM platform, inclusive of GSD participants, donors, advisors, partners, etc.  
  • Conduct research on funding opportunities
  • Support sales and fundraising pitches, cultivation events, and relationships

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES 

  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 

TO APPLY 

Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Development Intern” in the email subject line. 

Internship Opportunities

*Internship positions will be filled on a rolling bases, for questions email apply@columbusworldaffairs.org

Internship Schedule

Fall Term

Spring Term Summer Term

Application opens: June 1

Application closes: August 15

Fall Term: Sept 1 – Dec 15

Application opens: Sept 1

Application closes: Oct 15

Spring Term: Jan 15 – May 31

Application opens: Jan 15

Application closes: Feb 28

Summer Term: June 1 – Aug 30

Open Internship Positions:

Marketing & Communications Intern

Education Programs Intern

Development Intern