PiAf Program Manager

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Job: PiAf Program Manager
Organization: Princeton in Africa
City: Princeton, NJ
Job Posting Link:
Field: International Development
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 2-3 years
Deadline: 07/31/2012

Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is an independent non-profit organization based in Princeton, NJ. PiAf’s mission is to develop young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowships in partnership with organizations working across the African continent. The fellowship program is open to recent graduates from any U.S. nonprofit college or university. Following a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, selected Fellows are placed with partner organizations in a variety of sectors, including humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, and social entrepreneurship. In 2012-13, we will have 47 Fellows working with 27 partner organizations in 19 African countries. Find out more about us at www.princetoninafrica.org. Our program has grown over the past few years and we are now seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual to join our small, dynamic team.

POSITION: Program Manager

PURPOSE: Work under the supervision of the Program Director, with additional guidance from Executive Director and support from Program & External Relations Assistant, to manage all aspects of Princeton in Africa Fellowship program.


• Assist with new Fellow recruitment initiatives.
• Assist with managing the process of reviewing applications, interviewing potential Fellows, and Fellow selection.
• Assist with finalizing placements for Fellows, including maintaining regular communications with current and prospective partner organizations.
• New partner outreach and assistance with developing new fellowship opportunities.
• Coordinate logistics for the Fellows’ pre-departure orientation program and retreat.
• Provide ongoing support for Fellows before, during, and after the course of their fellowships.
• Work closely with the program team to ensure that the safety and security of all Fellows is being adequately monitored and addressed.
• Organize, update and maintain files and information about fellowship program.
• Assist with engaging program alumni in events and programs.
• Represent Princeton in Africa at Princeton University and other meetings and events throughout the year.

• Maintain office hours as agreed upon, including occasional nights and weekends.
• International and national travel to meet with Fellows, partner organizations, supporters, and others.
• Assist with answering phones and other office administrative support, as requested.
• Assist with mailings and other communications, annual benefit, and other development support, as requested.

• Bachelor’s degree, with preference for focus on international education, international or African studies, non-profit management, or similar field related to our work.
• At least 3-5 years of work experience with international fellowship, volunteer, or education program, or experience working with organizations similar to our partner organizations.
• Strong preference for candidates with prior experience living or working in Africa.
• Excellent organization and communication skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Strong English writing skills.
• Solid background in word processing, database creation and manipulation, and spreadsheets.
• Clear understanding of our mission, including ability to act as a mentor to Fellows and to foster young leaders.

TO APPLY: Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least two references to moc.liamg|sbojfaip#moc.liamg|sbojfaip The deadline for applications is July 31, 2012, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The anticipated start date for the new Program Manager is August 16, 2012.

In keeping with its commitment to equal opportunity, Princeton in Africa encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


E-mail: piafjobs@gmail.com

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