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Now hiring two full-time positions!

Chicago Programs Manager – Chicago, IL

Do you have a passion for global education and international exchange? Are you looking to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with talented, results-oriented 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 an immersion program in the developing world. Started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007, Global Glimpse has grown to serve 750 students annually and we are building to serve 1500 students annually by 2017. Global Glimpse works to make global education accessible to all; our program delivers true socioeconomic, ethnic and experiential diversity. The majority of Global Glimpse students receive significant scholarships to participate in the program. Global Glimpse gives youth an opportunity to gain a broader perspective on the world and develop the motivation, resiliency, and confidence to tackle challenges in their communities and in their lives.

The Chicago Partner Program Manager will lead the launch of our Global Glimpse partner school program promoting global awareness, social responsibility, and youth leadership in public high schools in the Chicagoland region. The Partner Program Manager will train and support a network of highly committed volunteer high school educators to recruit outstanding student leaders for the program, effectively run after school workshops in their schools, and prepare for a three week summer immersion in the developing world. In addition, the Partner Program Manager will manage and support fundraising initiatives in the region including but not limited to individual donors, grants, corporate sponsors, and events. This is a fast paced work environment in a highly successful, growing international non-profit organization. A minimum 2-year commitment is required.

Principal Responsibilities

Within the first 90 days the expectation is that the Partner Program Manager will train 10-15 educators from previously identified partner high schools to lead the Global Glimpse program in their schools, recruit 120 socioeconomically diverse students to participate in the program, and manage all administrative tasks associated with the Chicagoland program launch. Within the first year, the expectation is that the Program Manager will be able to fully manage all aspects of the Global Glimpse program in the region. In addition, the Program Manager will successfully support our Executive Director with regional fundraising and our Outreach Director with new school recruitment initiatives.

Partner School Program

  • Manage the regional Partner School Program and be responsible for full program lifecycle including leader training, student recruitment, payment administration, and preparing the students and volunteer educators for summer programs in the developing world.
  • Collaborate with our Outreach Director to recruit 8-10 socioeconomically diverse new regional schools each year.
  • Recruit independent trip leaders to support the Global Glimpse program if necessary
  • Manage all background checks and school regulations
  • Manage relationships with administrators and district level supervisors in partnership with the Outreach Director
  • Lead volunteer trainings, student recruitment presentations and parent orientations

Organizational Partnerships

  • Build and manage regional partnerships and ensure recruitment targets for students from partner organizations are met.

Regional Fundraising

  • Events
  • Grant writing
  • Individual donor outreach and stewardship

Office management

  • Organize and manage office duties including general organization and filings, expense tracking, mail, student payment tracking, admin email and office phone, etc…

Alumni Ambassador Leadership Program

  • In the second year of the program help launch and manage the Chicago Alumni Ambassador Program in which Chicagoland Global Glimpse alumni can apply and participate in a 9-month (5 Saturday workshop) leadership program that empowers them to support the programs at their high schools.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the regional Education systems, strong network in the region
  • Passion for international education and youth development
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, international education or Bachelor’s in an unrelated field with significant international experience
  • Master’s degree in international education or equivalent experience preferred, but not required
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Independent, can work successfully in an independent environment
  • Experience in the non-profit sector preferred, but not required
  • Management experience, especially volunteer management
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organized, strong time management skills, ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience living and working in the developing world
  • Ability to work with diverse students, teachers, and families
  • High level of professionalism
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience with payment tracking, accounting, and budget management
  • Ability to engage professionally with parents, educators, and administrators
  • Strong written and editing skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Word

Reports to: Director of Operations (based in Oakland, CA headquarters)

Salary: Monthly salary commensurate with experience, benefits

Location: Chicago, IL office

Start date: August 1st, 2015

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.

 


 

Community Engagement Specialist – Oakland, CA

Do you have a passion for global education and international exchange? Are you looking to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and international 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 partner with 45 public high schools and serve 600 students annually from the Bay Area and New York. Our 30 international immersion programs operate in 5 cities in Nicaragua and 2 cities in the Dominican Republic; with 3 new programs to be added in Ecuador in 2014. We are scaling to serve 1000 students annually by 2017 and 20,000 by 2024. Global Glimpse is one of the only organizations of its kind making experiential global education accessible to all; 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. Our mission is to give all youth an opportunity to 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

The Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for informing and implementing fundraising and development strategies to meet the organization’s ambitious growth goals. You will work closely with our Executive Director to strengthen our fundraising in order to prepare the organization for significant growth.

  • 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 and support a strategic cultivation strategy for individual donors
    • Ensures donors and funders listed in all communication material are current
    • Ensure all individual donors are invited to Global Glimpse events and provided with regular opportunities to engage with the program
  • Foundations
    • Research and maintain a comprehensive list of foundations to develop and cultivate
    • Maintain a foundation calendar and ensure all LOIs, proposals, and reports are submitted on time
    • Develop language and content for LOIs and grant proposals, create and maintain a grant kit with all current language and materials to support grant proposals
    • Ensure program metrics are incorporated into development and communications materials
  • Corporations
    • Determine a comprehensive list of corporate partners to develop and cultivate
    • Develop sponsorship and partnerships strategies specific to corporate partners and sponsors
  • Events
    • Manage 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
  • Communications
    • Direct all aspects of our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and publish regular newsletters to engage our diverse stakeholders
    • Secure speaking opportunities for our ED to be an expert and spokesperson in strategic forums

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of fundraising experience
  • Exceptional writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, strong time management skills, ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • An implementer who can keep track of many things at once
  • Team player, ability to motivate a team to engage in and support fundraising
  • Passion for international education and youth development
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: Monthly salary commensurate with experience, healthcare coverage, 20 days PTO, cell phone reimbursement

Location: Oakland, California

Start date: May, 2015

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 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled