IREX announces vacancy position for America House Kyiv
American Spaces Ukraine Network Coordinator
Kyiv America House
Director, America House Kyiv
IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $80 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide who implement programs and provide consulting expertise in more than 100 countries. For more detailed information about IREX please visit www.irex.org.
Summary of America House Program:
Through the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, IREX administers the America House, a welcoming, dynamic space that fosters discussion and debate, provides opportunities for professional and personal skill building, and sparks creativity and collaboration around shared Ukrainian and U.S. values. The America House offers not only a physical space, but also a virtual hub, which facilitates access to balanced resources and information. Peer-to-peer cultural exchanges, discussions and learning at the America House provide visitors with a seat in “America’s living room.” For more detailed information about America House please visit www.americahousekyiv.org.
Summary of Position:
IREX’s American Spaces Ukraine Network Coordinator will be part of IREX’s America House team and will be responsible for strengthening the network of America House and Window on America Centers across Ukraine and coordinating them in terms of programming, logistics, and communication. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Description of Responsibilities:
Manage the process of submission, selection, distribution, and monitoring of small grants for Window on America (WOA) Centers around Ukraine;
Manage the process of selecting and managing resource distribution;
Coordinate implementation of nationwide programing initiatives;
Streamline communication among network representatives by managing the network’s share drive and communication platforms;
Design and introduce the WOA network’s reporting requirement templates;
Collect and compile reporting and monthly programming plans from the WOA network;
Coordinate annual strategic planning process;
Develop a resource repository that includes programming materials, presentation templates, and program management resources;
Liaise with America House area specialists to implement the the WOA professional mentorship program;
Manage logistics for domestic travel among the WOA network;
Coordinate virtual programs for the WOA network;
Manage implementation of WOA network branding updates;
Create and maintain the WOA network social media group;
Strengthen network contacts, including partnerships with local NGOs, international organizations, etc;
Other duties as assigned.
Experience working for an international NGO and/or a public library;
Experience handling complex logistics;
Skilled at handling multiple tasks and able to maintain a calm, friendly demeanor under stressful situations;
Excellent English; excellent Ukrainian or Russian;
Strong intercultural and communications skills;
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team;
Experience working with colleagues remotely;
Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs, Google share drive, and other productivity and communication platforms;
Experience working with social media is an advantage;
Experience studying in the United States or holding an ECA alumnus/a status is an advantage.
The timeframe of this position is October 2018 – July 2019 with the possibility to extend, pending funding availability. Please send your cover letter, resume and salary history as an attachment in an email with “American Spaces Ukraine Network Coordinator” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only complete applications will be considered. No telephone inquiries will be accepted.
Application Deadline: September 20, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Selected applicants will be contacted before September 24, 2017.