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Program Coordinator

World Affairs Council of NH

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is a non-profit, non-partisan organization fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs since 1954. The Council is preparing the Granite State for a global future by creating and sustaining international connections that enhance our state's cultural, economic and civic life; building global knowledge and understanding through educational programs for communities and schools on foreign policy; and furthering the development of international leaders in partnership with the U.S. State Department. 

Program Coordinator (Reports directly to Executive Director)(32 hours/week)

Help plan, publicize, and implement non-profit’s public events to fulfill organization’s mission of fostering learning, discussion, and citizen involvement in world affairs around the state. You will ensure WACNH events maximize quality, partnerships, and member satisfaction and engagement. Events include: Global Business Summit, Global Forum spring fundraiser, NH Academic WorldQuest competition for high school students, evening lecture series in Manchester and Portsmouth, receptions for international visitors, and Concord film series. Your work, together with our staff of 4 team members, will also help the Council leverage events to increase membership, awareness of global issues, and support of the Council.


Required skills:

  • Passion for and knowledge of international affairs and cultural diversity;
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, hospitality, communications, journalism, or related field, or equivalent experience via jobs, volunteer service, or internships;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs;
  • Professional and polite demeanor, especially when working with high-level contacts;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and stay calm during implementation of events onsite;
  • Exemplary communication skills, especially writing (familiarity with a second language also preferred);
  • Fluency with social media, websites, and online resources;
  • Some evening hours required and a flexible schedule is necessary to accommodate weekly events (regular office hours: 9 AM to 5 PM).
  • Help plan and execute public events in partnership with Executive Director and board Program Committee, including recruitment and review of speakers and films, scheduling, and on-site event management;
  • Publicize and increase reach of events via social media, livestreaming, and website;
  • Develop print and online marketing materials;
  • Contribute to budgeting and grant writing for events as necessary as well as development of new programs;
  • Other duties including: greet visitors to office and answer inquiries via phone and email, update databases and files, and be a team-player in all aspects of the operation of a small non-profit. Opportunities to help with the Council’s International Visitors Program, which brings 350 international professionals to the state each year in partnership with the U.S. State Department.
How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to

Expected start date is March 15th

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Date Added: February 6, 2019

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