Monday, August 24, 2015

Center for Lao Studies Job Announcement - Program Coordinator

Founded in 2006 the mission of the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) is to advance knowledge and engagement in the field of Lao Studies through research, education and information sharing. The Program Coordinator is a key staff member of CLS. Reporting to the Executive Director, he/she provides planning and program leadership in all areas of the Center for Lao Studies.
Estimate % of timeKey Responsibilities
Program Planning and Development
  • Work collaboratively with different national and international institutions on various CLS programs.
  • Oversee planning, scheduling and organizing various programs deadlines and implementations.
  • Monitor enrollment, on-line memberships, applications, and other program logistics.
  • Work collaboratively with contractors and IT person.
Program Management
  • Manage day-to-day program operations.
  • Work closely with the Program Director and Executive Director to implement, up keep, recruit, and maintain program memberships.
  • Assist in updating CLS website with relevant and current information on the programs.
Program Promotion/Fundraising
  • Promote CLS programs through mass email, on-line social network, posters, flyers, and presentations.
  • Outreach to potential donors, members, students, and program participants.
  • Work with the Program Director and Executive Director to write articles and press releases to promote CLS and its programs.
  • Explore potential grants for program sustainability and expansion by research and networking.  
Program Evaluation
  • Implement consistent program evaluation practices to guide planning and decision-making and support efforts at continuous improvement.
  • Work with the Program Director to put together grant reports for funders.

Must be US Citizen or Resident
  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Minimum 2-3 years of management experience
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong facilitation Skills
  • Decisive
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Willing to travel
  • Willing to work some nights and weekends
  • Demonstrated belief in the Center for Lao Studies' mission and values
  • Knowledge of the Lao language is a plus, but not necessary
This is a one year temporary position that may be extended or become a permanent full time position. It is a contract position, half-time, 15 hour work week.
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter along with resume to by August 31, 2015. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.

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