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Communications & Development Manager

Global Glimpse is a visionary nonprofit that inspires America’s next generation to become responsible global citizens through after school workshops and 3-week immersion programs in the developing world. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to serve over 600 students annually across 45 public high schools and in the Bay Area and New York. Global Glimpse operates 30 international immersion programs in 8 sites in Nicaragua and 2 sites in the Dominican Republic; with 3 new programs being added in Ecuador in 2014.  We are scaling to serve 1500 students annually by 2017 and 20,000 by 2024. Global Glimpse is one of the only organizations in the field making experiential global education accessible to youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds; our program delivers true socioeconomic, ethnic, and experiential diversity. The majority of Global Glimpse students are from low-income families and underserved communities and receive significant scholarships to participate in the program. Through our program young people gain a broader perspective on the world and develop the motivation, resiliency, and confidence to tackle challenges in their communities and in their lives. Learn more at www.globalglimpse.org.

Principal Responsibilities

You will be responsible for informing and implementing communications and development strategies to meet the organization’s ambitious growth goals. Your job will be to steward our mission and dramatically enhance our visibility in the coming years.

Development

  • Individual Donors
    • Track all donations to the organization and collaborate with the Executive Director to maintain strong donor relations
    • Determine a comprehensive list of individuals to develop and cultivate
    • Design a strategic cultivation strategy for individual donors
    • Ensure donors and funders listed in all communication material are current
    • Ensure all individual donors are invited to Global Glimpse events and engagement opportunities
  • Foundations
    • Determine a comprehensive list of foundations to develop and cultivate at regional and national level with specific focus on new US expansion sites
    • Maintain a foundation calendar and ensure all LOIs and proposals are submitted on time
    • Develop language and content for LOIs and grant proposals
    • Compile all information for grant proposals including budgets, staff bios, letters of support etc…
    • Ensure program metrics are incorporated into development and communications materials
  • Corporations
    • Determine a comprehensive list of corporate partners to develop and cultivate
    • Develop communications material specific to corporate partners and sponsors
    • Develop a strategy to expand corporate partnerships
  • Events
    • Work with the Executive Director and Director of Operations to support all logistics for fundraising events including venues, ticket sales, sponsors, raffles, and silent auctions
    • Design and manage all communications for fundraising events including press releases, outreach and day of event materials

Marketing and Communications

  • Strategy
    • Execute and evaluate all branding, marketing, and communication initiatives
    • Ensure a seamless brand experience for Global Glimpse stakeholders
    • Upgrade and execute the existing editorial content calendar (blog, social media, newsletter, website, etc)
  • Content
    • Manage the Global Glimpse website (including regular refreshes of content and functionality) to meet brand and communications goals
    • Lead our design process and support the production and distribution of print and online materials to ensure that we always have inspiring, engaging content
    • Work with our Director of Operations to produce new videos, photography and marketing campaigns that bolster the Global Glimpse brand
  • PR
    • Identify and pitch stories to top print, online, radio, and TV media channels to share our story with the world
    • Create and maintain media kits to be sent to key media outlets in the U.S. and abroad
    • Secure speaking opportunities for our ED to be an expert and spokesperson in strategic forums
  • Social Media
    • Direct all aspects of our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs) and publish regular newsletters to engage our diverse stakeholders

Qualifications

  • 5+ years communications and/or marketing experience, ideally an “in-house” leadership role within an organization or company. Marketing to millennials is a big plus
  • Experience developing groundbreaking PR strategies
  • Experience managing content creation for online, print and media forums.
  • Skilled in graphic design, video production and photography
  • Familiarity with WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop, and video editing software
  • Social media savvy, and up on the latest trends
  • Exceptional writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • An implementer who can keep track of many threads at once
  • Ability to serve as a unifying force across a team, and to position communications at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Strong design, photography, video content development experience.
  • Forward thinking design style
  • Passion for international education and youth development
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment
  • Highly organized, strong time management skills, ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of professionalism

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: Monthly salary commensurate with experience, healthcare coverage

Location: Oakland, California

Start date: June, 2014

To apply

Please send resume and cover letter detailing your reasons for wanting to work for Global Glimpse and qualifications for the position to hiring@globalglimpse.org. In your cover letter, please indicate how you learned of the opening and provide 3 references.

Deadline: Applications received by May 1st will receive preferential review. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Director of International Programs

Do you have a passion for global education and international exchange? Are you looking to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with talented people who share a global vision?

Global Glimpse is a visionary nonprofit that inspires America’s next generation to become responsible global citizens through after school workshops and 3-week immersion programs in the developing world. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to serve over 600 students annually across 45 public high schools and in the Bay Area and New York. Global Glimpse operates 30 international immersion programs in 8 sites in Nicaragua and 2 sites in the Dominican Republic; with 3 new programs being added in Ecuador in 2014.  We are scaling to serve 1500 students annually by 2017 and 20,000 by 2024. Global Glimpse is one of the only organizations in the field making experiential global education accessible to youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds; our program delivers true socioeconomic, ethnic, and experiential diversity. The majority of Global Glimpse students are from low-income families and underserved communities and receive significant scholarships to participate in the program. Through our program young people gain a broader perspective on the world and develop the motivation, resiliency, and confidence to tackle challenges in their communities and in their lives. Learn more at www.globalglimpse.org.

Position Summary

Global Glimpse is looking for a motivated and passionate individual with extensive experience directing international programs or businesses across multiple countries, specifically in Latin America. The Director of International Programs will report to the Global Glimpse Director of Operations. This is a full-time position based in our Oakland, CA headquarters that requires a commitment to travel to all program countries throughout the year.

Beyond a job, this is an opportunity to change the lives of youth from the United States by supporting our international program staff to execute programs that inspire our students to become responsible global citizens who take action to better their world. You will ensure that all of our international programs are safe, meaningful experiences that teach our students about compassion, courage and commitment and illuminate the complexities of international relations and the challenges of life in the developing world.

Principal responsibilities:

In-Country Staff Training & Support

  • Develop and maintain a positive, goal oriented, passionate work environment for all international staff in Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and additional countries where Global Glimpse operates in the future
  • Facilitate weekly video check-in calls with all Country Directors
  • Support the growth and development of our Country Directors through regular goal setting, work plans and feedback
  • Support the Director of Operations to hire and terminate Country Directors
  • Support Country Directors to hire and terminate in-country program staff (post job descriptions, manage outreach, participate in interview process)
  • Work with Country Directors to upgrade and execute trainings for in-country program staff
  • Support Country Directors to manage the development of all summer itineraries and provide ongoing coaching and support for in-country program coordinators
    • Build work plans, goals and evaluation processes to manage international teams
    • Meet with senior staff regularly to ensure in-country logistics and program development are moving forward
    • Ensure Country Directors are developing and maintaining relationships with key partner organizations and service providers

Financial and Legal Oversight

  • Support Director of Operations in approving and managing budgets for international programs
  • Review monthly expenses for all international programs
  • Ensure financial sustainability of international programs (secure banking and access to funds, taxes, etc.)
  • Ensure legal aspects of program are in place and up to date (organization documents, contracts, liability forms, insurance, etc.)

Direct Completion of All Yearly Goals & Deliverables

  • Set clear expectations, goals, and milestones to be completed in partnership with international staff teams
    • August – October
      • End of summer final report (safety, program quality, etc.)
      • Vendor and hostel negotiations
      • New country expansion
    • January – February
      • Program staff recruitment
      • Develop and finalize curriculum changes
    • March – May
      • Program staff trainings (March and May
      • Support program development
    • June – August
      • Support in-country program execution and address any emergencies according to safety and emergency protocol
      • Ensure all emergency protocol is adhered to

Evaluation and Program Development

  • Evaluate effectiveness of in country curriculum, program structure, and activities
  • Evaluate effectiveness of coordinator trainings and staffing structure
  • Evaluations all Country Directors at the end of each season
  • Analyze and create an end of season report each year
  •  Evaluate GG Leader performance and effectiveness of US training, recommend modifications to US GGL training
  • Evaluate in-country competitor companies and organizations

International Health & Safety Management

  • Develop in-depth understanding of current GG safety and health protocols and Emergency Response Plans
  • Consistently upgrade protocols and plans based on end of year evaluations
  • Train all GG US and in-country staff on protocols and procedures each year
  • Manage all partnership logistics with our Wilderness First Aid & CPR service providers
  • Create end of season safety reports

New Country Expansion

  • Lead new country expansion to Ecuador for 2014/2015
  • Work with Director of Operations to hire and train a new Ecuador Country Director
  • Work with Country Director to design work plan and program development timeline
  • Support Country Director to meet their work plan goals (program partnerships, hostel, food and transportation providers, Community Action Project Partners, health & safety infrastructure and protocol, etc.)
  • Evaluate new countries for program expansion in 2016 and beyond

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • Bilingual: 100% English and Spanish fluency (written and verbal)
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of work experience in the field of international program management or business management
  • Experience networking and building successful programs in Latin America (additional experience in other regions is a bonus)
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong computer skills to elaborate excel spread sheets and Google documents
  • Experience working with and managing a diverse staff of 10 or more
  • Strong cross-cultural communication
  • Ability to effectively manage and support staff and partners with a diversity of personalities and working styles
  • Detail oriented
  • Negotiation and partnership building skills
  • Creative, visionary thinker
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Enjoys traveling and working in developing countries
  • Enjoys working with and teaching staff, experience leading group trainings
  • Experience managing a program budget of $500,000+
  • Enjoys working with others and is a strong team player
  • Always on time and self-motivated
  • Committed, flexible to job needs
  • Willing to work long hours and weekends if necessary
  • Experience working in educational travel settings
  • Knowledge of Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Ecuador history, culture and politics

 

Reports to: Director of Operations

Salary: Monthly salary commensurate with experience, healthcare coverage

Location: Oakland, California

Start date: June, 2014

To apply

Please send resume and cover letter detailing your reasons for wanting to work for Global Glimpse and qualifications for the position to hiring@globalglimpse.org. In your cover letter, please indicate how you learned of the opening and provide 3 references.

Deadline: Applications received by May 1st will receive preferential review. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.