Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Program Coordinator, International Exchanges
Reports To: Director of Programs & Administration
Description: Reporting to the Director of Programs & Administration, this position coordinates all aspects of WorldDenver's fee-for-service (contracted) international exchange programs for sponsored international visitors, including program planning and implementation, proposal writing, new business development, and project close-out.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Program Planning, Implementation, and Close-out

  • Organize appropriate professional and cultural programming for international visitors coming to Denver for professional or youth exchange programs. Arrange meetings with local resources and subject matter experts related to program theme. Coordinate workshops, site visits, trainings, and networking events as requested.
  • Identify appropriate fellowship placements with local companies, nonprofits, and government agencies for visitors. Orient fellowship hosts and fellows and communicate expectations to both.
  • Maintain close working relationships with Global Ties, National Program Agencies, the State Department, and corporate and other sponsors.
  • Recruit, vet, train, and manage volunteers, interns, and contractors, including homestay hosts. Publicize and actively seek out new homestay hosts.
  • Communicate with international visitors, professional fellowship hosts and/or home hosts on a weekly basis to ensure a positive program experience.
  • Compile expense reports for submission to the national programming agency. Track cost share for inclusion in the final report and submit final report materials to the national programming agency in a timely manner. Send thank you certificates/notes/in-kind donation forms to local professional resources and hosts.
  • On behalf of WorldDenver, cultivate a network of volunteer and professional contacts to provide international connections to communities in Colorado. Research and develop resources and community outreach for new programs.
  • Organize and maintain files of programming correspondence and other records.

Proposal Writing & New Business Development

  • Seek ways to broaden the reach, scope and impact of WorldDenver in the Rocky Mountain Region through fee-for-service international visitor programs, including business development with corporate sponsors.
  • Write project proposals, including proposed budget, budget narrative, organizational narrative and capacity, suggested resources, program calendar, letters of support, and other proposal requirements as needed.
  • Identify grant opportunities for fee-for-service visitor programming in Colorado, partner strategically with other organizations to submit competitive proposals to expand visitor programming. Develop proposals for various potential sponsors. Assure compliance with sponsor reporting requirements. Prepare budgets and reports for contracts and grants.
  • Comply with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and follow all WorldDenver policies and procedures.

Other Responsibilities Essential to the Position

  • Stay informed about upcoming regional events and program topic trends, understand new policies and procedures for exchanges, and participate in national networking opportunities (includes travel 1 to 2 times per year to domestic locations).
  • Assist in the development and distribution of promotional materials, including web pages, press releases, brochures, and social media updates.
  • Work to help secure funds through fee-for-service programs, corporate services, grant writing and fundraising.
  • Develop and carry out marketing strategies to inform government and other private exchange organizations about Denver as a destination for a variety of international visitor programs.
  • Assist with evening events and fundraisers, as needed


Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.  Experience with cross-cultural communications.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to read and interpret documents such as concept papers, policy and procedure manuals and write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Familiarity with grant writing and grant proposal procedures.
  • Effective leadership, volunteer management and interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity, initiative, strategic thinking, maturity and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Broad understanding of topics and issues in fields such as government, politics, economics, business, social services, arts, and education.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, including intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and databases.
  • Basic understanding of financial and administrative practices, ability to manage a budget.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, overlapping administrative tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Willingness to be on call to handle occasional issues and concerns that arise after hours (evenings and weekends) required.
  • Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations with professional composure.
  • Passion for WorldDenver’s mission and a desire to make a positive impact through citizen diplomacy.



This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary of $38,000-40,000, health insurance, monthly phone allowance, and generous leave.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to careers@worlddenver.org no later than Friday, February 1st. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and the position may be filled prior to the closing date, so we recommend that applications be submitted as early as possible.