Program Coordinator, International Visitors Program

 Part-Time (30-35 hours/week)

The Program Coordinator assists with all aspects of the World Affairs Council’s International Visitors program, which aims to connect the state’s citizens and professionals with up-and-coming leaders from around the globe, to promote a positive image of the U.S. and an understanding of world affairs, and to attract tourism and business to the Granite State. The Program Coordinator will assist with providing the highest-quality programming to our International Visitors, building goodwill for the program among local citizens (through Home Hospitality and other volunteer opportunities), and creating support from local businesses and business leaders (thorough professional meetings and sponsorships). The Program Coordinator will also help oversee all planning and implementation of the Diplomacy Begins Here Summit in Manchester on August 27th.

Applicants MUST commit to working through September 30th.


Assistance to the Associate Director:

  • Assist director of International Visitors Program as needed with all aspects of IVP including: research of upcoming programs; creating proposals to bid for upcoming programs; working with U.S. State Department and NPAs to put together program book and set up meetings with professional resources in NH and necessary logistics; travel with visitors to meetings and ensure a high-quality program in NH; follow up with thank you letters to all contacts involved;
  • Organize volunteers for International Visitors Program including solicitation and coordination of volunteers for dinners and home stays and ensuring that volunteers and visitors are satisfied with experience, following up with thank yous and publicizing stories and positive outcomes;
  • Expand pool of possible volunteers through publicity and outreach including public speaking and work with the media.

Diplomacy Begins Here Summit:

  • Assist staff with planning and implementation of day-long conference and fundraising dinner. The summit, called “Diplomacy Begins Here: Manchester!” will bring together local, national and international leaders from the business, government and non-profit world to celebrated the critical role that public and citizen diplomacy programs play in building a more peaceful and prosperous world. Presented by WACNH, WorldBoston and Global Ties U.S., the program is also held in partnership with the U.S. State Department and will be one of eight summits held nationwide in honor of the 75th anniversary of US-sponsored international exchange programs. The dinner portion of the summit will celebrate the business community’s unique contributions to diplomacy, as business leaders increasingly play an integral role in enhancing our country’s image abroad and expanding our international relationships.


  • Complete administrative duties as necessary- answering phones; tracking and restocking supplies and updating technology; delivering/picking up mail and overseeing mass mailings; assist with registration and set-up at WACNH events.


  •  Diplomatic personality with high-level interpersonal skills;
  • Computer/technology skills (database management, word processing, social media, etc.);
  • Independent worker with a flexible schedule;
  • Appreciation for geography, international relations and cultural differences;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or coursework in related field: international relations, political science, etc.
  • Availability through September 30, 2015.


  • Foreign language skills (conversational to fluency).
  • Cross-cultural experiences or international employment;
  • A personal commitment to public diplomacy and global understanding;
  • Prior experience working at a non-profit organization;
  • Knowledge of New Hampshire and/or experience working in the state.


We are currently accepting applications for 2015 internships- FALL ONLY- to assist in our mission of bringing the world to New Hampshire. Minimum length of internship: 3 months. Please send a cover letter and resume to our office - apply to Executive Director Anna Berry- or contact us to learn more. Complete job description is below. Our summer internship positions are filled.

Please check with your institution about academic credit or work study compensation for this educational opportunity.

Program Assistant

Reports directly to Executive Director

Help plan, publicize and implement non-profit’s public programs for 2015 to fulfill organization’s mission of fostering learning, discussion and citizen involvement in world affairs around the state. Through social media, website work, outreach and event planning, you will ensure WACNH events maximize quality, partnerships, publicity and member satisfaction. Events include Global Business Summit at SNHU, speaker luncheons, teacher workshops, evening lecture series at UNH Manchester, film and discussion series at Red River Theatres in Concord

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Help plan and execute public events: recruit speakers and set up film showings according to planned program calendar for 2015; Plan for partner organization involvement; act as liaison to SNHU departments and student clubs; and arrange possible high school visit by speaker(s);  Arrange details of events including venues, food, AV services, dates and times; Create publicity for the event, including: flyer for event (including speaker or film information and photos), press release according to template on file, social media updates and email to members and other contacts; interact with members and public at events and follow-up to ensure satisfaction of stakeholders;

  •  Be the voice of WACNH in social media: regularly update WACNH’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to ensure that members are engaged and informed about New Hampshire’s ties with the world;
  • Help manage WACNH’s home online: regularly update WACNH’s website to ensure that events and programs are well-publicized and members/public can find resources on world affairs;
  • Other duties: greet visitors to office and direct inquiries to staff, answer phone calls and email messages appropriately; update databases and files with new contact information.

Preferred skills:

  •   Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs;
  • Ability to navigate internet searches and online resources and type at a fast rate;
  • 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 organizational and communication skills;
  • Prior work with website updates a plus (especially Wild Apricot software);
  • Social media skills beneficial.



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Southern New Hampshire University - Ford House

2500 N. River Road - Manchester - NH - 03106
council@wacnh.org - (603) 314-7970

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