Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Job Opportunity: ISC Program Manager

Program Manager, International Student Conferences (ISC)
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 10, 2017


International Student Conferences (ISC) is currently seeking an entrepreneurial Program Manager to organize, promote, and manage its three flagship programs: the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC), Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) and US-Japan-Korea Trilateral Forum.

The Program Manager is responsible for managing these programs under the general guidance and supervision of the Executive Director. S/he will provide mentorship, and administrative support to the student leaders and assist the Executive Director on long-term strategic goals.

An ideal candidate for this position will be interested or have experience in: nonprofit management, share ISC’s commitment to building the next generation of U.S.-Asia Pacific leaders and possess demonstrable experience in mentoring and guiding students to achieve their full potential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure successful and seamless programs
  • Oversee student delegate recruitment
  • Oversee site planning as planned by student leaders
  • Track progress and ensure student leader deadlines are being met
  • Participate in international conference calls and meetings with student leaders and partners
  • Process expenses and reimbursements, ensuring programs stay within budget
  • Provide student mentorship and guidance where necessary
  • Work with students to prepare materials for programs
  • Support the ED in organizing, planning and implementing ISC's annual Trilateral Forum
Outreach and Marketing
  • Increase awareness of ISC and its programs to potential delegates and partners
  • Research and implement best practices for ISC to use
  • Support ED in creating and maintaining partnerships
  • Support ED in new initiatives
  • Help prepare narrative reports and survey results that describe program activities, accomplishments and feedback
  • Provide information, photos and videos that display program's impact
  • Provide timely reports on updates and communication with student leaders
Other Duties as Assigned
Depending on the candidate’s background and experience, additional responsibilities may include long-term projects, such as:
  • Alumni relations
  • Publications
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing
  • Strategy
  • Social media/website maintenance.


The Program Manager will bring a variety of experience and assets to ISC, including:
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in an office setting with event planning and project management responsibilities;
  • Proven ability to effectively work with and mentor university-level students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active team player with positive and flexible attitude, ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent communication skills and familiarity working with remote team members in different time zones
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Willingness to be entrepreneurial and think creatively to help others identify innovative solutions;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Japanese or Korean language skills strongly preferred;
  • Valid passport and availability to travel to Northeast Asia as well as throughout the U.S.;
  • Position is based in DC metro area, but requires travel in U.S. and Asia
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
How to Apply
Interested candidates are to complete the supplemental questionnaire and send resumes to hr@iscdc.org by May 10, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those who complete this two-step process will be considered for the position. No phone calls please.

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