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Global Ties U.S. is currently accepting applications for Program Manager, Development and Program Manager, Grants.

Position Overview: Program Manager, Grants

The Program Manager, Grants is primarily responsible for managing, evaluating, and processing grant and subgrant applications and renewals; tracking the disbursement of grants and subgrants; and proactively seeking out, assessing, and monitoring potential new grant opportunities for Global Ties U.S. and its network. This position is responsible for reviewing and processing of subgrants for more than 90 subgrantees and ensuring that they are adhering to federal guidelines. This position will also play a role in monitoring grants that have been awarded to Global Ties U.S. and sub-awards that Global Ties U.S. provides to its members and partners, and ensuring that all adhere to federal and other client guidelines and compliance standards.

The Program Manager will also play a role in the development and submission of proposals for new programs, included but not limited to: searching for, assessing, and tracking new grant opportunities; coordinating proposals teams; serving as lead or secondary proposal writer; working with internal and external stakeholders to execute proposal vision while adhering to Requests for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Applications (RFA) requirements; developing proposal budgets; and generally leading and/or supporting the senior staff in proposal and new business development efforts. The Program Manager will be required to support multiple, simultaneous new proposal/business efforts at different stages of the bid life cycle and provide day-to-day operational management of such efforts, including tracking and reporting for senior management.

Minimum Qualifications

• At least six (6) years of experience in administering grants in an international organization (preferably US Government supported), including experience in grant design, negotiation, and administration.

• Track record of successful proposal coordination, development, or writing experience (e.g. proposal(s) that have successfully been awarded funding).

• Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. government grantee rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, including recent updates and changes.

• Bachelor's degree in relevant field; Master's degree preferred. Specialized grants management and/or compliance training helpful.

• Experience with Grant Management Software/Programs, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and Power-Point), financial software such as Quick Books, and/or other Internet-based or desktop databases and software.

• Knowledge of the fundamentals of federal grants management.

To Apply
Download the complete position description for details on how to apply.

Position Overview: Program Manager, Development

The program manager, development supports the president and senior management of Global Ties U.S to develop new program and financial resources that support the mission of Global Ties U.S. and its member organizations. She/He will manage multiple projects and tasks designed to help strengthen the organization’s programmatic and financial health in a diversity of relevant areas.

Key areas of focus for the first 18 months fall into four primary categories.

Fundraising
• Support the fundraising and development strategies of the organization. Work with the board and staff leadership to develop and execute annual appeals, online giving, event fundraising and Board giving strategies.
• Work with program directors to structure and solicit individual and private sector donors to support existing and new programs and projects
• Work with president and senior management to develop long term/major giving strategies that may include: Naming, planned, and endowedThe Program Manager, Grants is primarily responsible for managing, evaluating, and processing grant and subgrant applications and renewals; tracking the disbursement of grants and subgrants; and proactively seeking out, assessing, and monitoring potential new grant opportunities for Global Ties U.S. and its network. This position is responsible for reviewing and processing of subgrants for more than 90 subgrantees and ensuring that they are adhering to federal guidelines. This position will also play a role in monitoring grants that have been awarded to Global Ties U.S. and sub-awards that Global Ties U.S. provides to its members and partners, and ensuring that all adhere to federal and other client guidelines and compliance standards.

The Program Manager will also play a role in the development and submission of proposals for new programs, included but not limited to: searching for, assessing, and tracking new grant opportunities; coordinating proposals teams; serving as lead or secondary proposal writer; working with internal and external stakeholders to execute proposal vision while adhering to Requests for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Applications (RFA) requirements; developing proposal budgets; and generally leading and/or supporting the senior staff in proposal and new business development efforts. The Program Manager will be required to support multiple, simultaneous new proposal/business efforts at different stages of the bid life cycle and provide day-to-day operational management of such efforts, including tracking and reporting for senior management.

Business Development
• Work closely with the president and senior team to support new business development opportunities and expand current initiatives.

Leadership Cultivation and Recruitment
• Support the president and board with the identification and cultivation of key leaders and influencers in international exchanges and public diplomacy who are inspired to support our work on many different levels.
• Work with Global Ties U.S. Board to ensure existing fundraising and relationships continue and increase.

Capacity-building
• Work with the President and senior management to ensure the fundraising efforts are sufficiently integrated into the overall workflow of the organization. This includes data sharing and tracking activities, the creation and oversight of donor management policies, and the organization and its financial management structure meets best practices in reporting and filing.

Other responsibilities include:
• Implement all major fundraising and fund development initiatives.
• Develop and manage a portfolio of relationships, including new business pipeline, existing donor management, and reporting requirements.
• Manage salesforce database.
• Manage interns and other support staff to execute programs and activities as required.
• Draft correspondence and solicitations on behalf of the president and board of directors of Global Ties U.S.

 Minimum Qualifications
• 5-7 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function- (both fundraising and program development). 
• Strong record of expanding and cultivating existing donor relationships over time. 
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships. 
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant experience. 
• Experience in an international organization, membership association, or fundraising foundation. 
• Proven track record of managing projects and tasks similar to those in this position, and playing a proactive role in strengthening an organization’s program and funding portfolios.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, the names and contact details of at least two references, and current salary. Your application will be considered incomplete unless all these items are submitted. Materials can be sent to Jona Elwell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We thank all individuals for their interest in Global Ties U.S., however due to high volume of interest, we can typically only contact those selected for interviews.

Internships

Global Ties U.S. is not currently accepting applications

Successful applicants are invited to work with Global Ties U.S. for one academic semester, and will be expected to take on a particularly significant role with the organization. Interns develop their communications, event services, member services, research, nonprofit, advocacy, and public diplomacy skills through a balance of short-term tasks and long-term projects. Long-term projects are undertaken depending on a particular intern’s background, skills, and interests. In addition, interns are assigned some daily administrative functions, and are often encouraged to attend special educational and cultural events outside of the office. Internship start and end dates can be flexible based on the intern’s academic calendar. All interns are expected to work a minimum of 25 - 40 hours per week (Full-days are preferable to half-days.) Please note, Global Ties U.S. cannot help non-U.S. citizens obtain visas.

Learn more about the support and process below, including:

Internship Descriptions

Interns work with the entire staff on a variety of projects as per the needs of Global Ties U.S. Projects are assigned to complement and enhance the intern’s skills, background and interests.

Communications Internship

Position Overview

The Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications team (Director of External Affairs, Program Manager for Communications and Program Associate). The intern will divide their time between communications, database management, and social media support as well as providing general office administration and project support. The Communications Intern is responsible for supporting the communications team in the development of content across platforms (including email, website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other channels) and supporting the development of associated projects. This position will be overseen by the Program Officer for Procurement & Services. The Communications Intern will also work collaboratively on a broad range of tasks including, but not limited to: monitoring social media channels, updating various databases, and reviewing articles related to citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership and international education and exchange.

Essential Duties and Functions

Communications, Design, Publications, and Social Media Support

•    Conduct environmental scan of relevant events and articles related to citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership and international education and exchange.
•    Monitor relevant social media channels
•    Draft and develop content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) posts
•    Draft and develop website updates

Program and General Office Support

•    Performs office reception duties:  greets all visitors to the office; answers, responds to and screens President’s calls; telephone and general mail inquiries; receives packages; sorts and processes incoming mail.
•    Uses Salesforce regularly to update information; enter data into Salesforce and assists in management of databases.

Qualifications

•   Communications background: Ideal candidate has experience in writing for the web, email, social media, and general editing skills.
•    Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
•    Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
•    Experience with graphic design (Ideally with Adobe Creative Suites, including InDesign, Photoshop)
•    Ability to work under minimal supervision
•    Ability to meet deadlines
•    Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
•    Maturity and a sense of humor
•    Background and interest in citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange

Events Internship

Position Overview

The Events Intern will work closely with the Associate Director for Events and Training on all aspects of event planning and implementation, including, but not limited to our annual National Meeting, regional summits across the U.S., and the Discover Diplomacy weekend.

Qualifications

•  Event planning background:  Ideal candidate has experience in registration processing, event logistics, including arranging catering and audio-visual services, writing and editing program materials
•    Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
•    Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
•    Background and interest in citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange
•    Ability to work under minimal supervision
•    Detail oriented
•    Experience with graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop) desired, but not essential
•    Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
•    Maturity and a sense of humor
•    Ability to transition easily from working as a team player to working independently
•    Desire to grow and learn from the experience

Public Diplomacy Internship

Position Overview

The Public Diplomacy Intern will be supervised by the Program Manager for Procurement and Services. The intern works closely with a cross-section of staff teams, and may be working on multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.  Tasks may include, but are not limited to: research, writing, editing, monitoring social media, updating various databases and reviewing articles related to citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership and international education and exchange. Intern will attend events outside of the office and must be prepared to represent Global Ties U.S. in a professional manner.

Qualifications

•     Public Diplomacy background: The ideal candidate possesses a demonstrated interest in the field of citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange.
•    Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
•    Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
•    Ability to work under minimal supervision
•    Detail oriented
•    Event planning background/interest desired, but not essential
•    Experience with graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop) desired, but not essential
•    Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
•    Maturity and a sense of humor
•    Ability to transition easily from working as a team player to working independently
•    Desire to grow and learn from the experience

Scholarship Stipends

Scholarship Stipends are made available to accepted applicants, based on successful completion of a 1-2 page essay. Recipients will receive a scholarship stipend of up to $1,500 upon the successful completion of a semester with Global Ties U.S. The scholarship stipend amount is calculated based on the total number of hours an intern commits to within each semester.

Three separate scholarship stipends are currently available:

Global Ties U.S. Communications Scholarship Stipend

Accepted applicants with a strong interest exploring the role communication plays in the outcome of professional exchanges programs, and in advocacy for public diplomacy, should consider applying for the Global Ties U.S. Scholarship Stipend. Interest should be clearly stated in the applicant’s cover letter.

To be considered, accepted candidates must submit a separate 1 to 2 page essay explaining how social media as well as traditional forms of communication can impact the way a nonprofit spreads its message. Tie it in to professional exchange programs, building international understanding, and promoting global civil society.

Lawrence J. Chastang Scholarship Stipend

Accepted applicants who are interested in the impact of internationally focused NGOs and the local level, how global engagement positively impacts American communities and the economic benefits of public diplomacy should consider applying to this scholarship.

To be considered, accepted applicants should submit a 1 to 2 page essay explaining how exchanges positively impact local communities and the difference they make in American civil society.

Andrew J. Valuchek Scholarship Stipend

Accepted applicants with a strong interest exploring the impact of professional exchanges programs, examining the role of exchange in promoting global civil society, or advocating for the importance of public diplomacy should consider applying for the Andrew J. Valuchek Scholarship Stipend. Interest should be clearly stated in the applicant’s cover letter.

To be considered, accepted candidates must submit a separate 1 to 2 page essay explaining how professional exchange programs impact society, build international understanding, and promote global civil society. The essay should also offer thoughts on how to effectively advocate for Congressional support of professional exchange programs.

Application Instructions

Apply via email with the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject line. Send a single Microsoft word document or PDF: your cover letter (detailing your interest in working with Global Ties U.S.), resume, one brief writing sample (2-4 pages), contact information for two references. Please include the start and end dates you are available.

Materials should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , addressed to Judy Donner, Program Manager, Procurement & Services.

*Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Vacancies will be open until all positions are filled. Due to the high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.*