Program Assistant (LEAD)

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Program Assistant (LEAD)

Location: Remote US (preference for candidates based in Boston or Washington, DC, or able to work EST hours))
Position: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent Position
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $40,000-$55,000 annually depending on experience, qualifications, and location-based cost of living
About LEAD
Programs:
LEAD’s mission is to build a generation of ethical, empathetic, and entrepreneurial global leaders. Our core program
offering is our LEAD Hubs, academies for grades 4-12 that provide transformative educational opportunities for low-income,
high-potential youth. LEAD Hubs pair elite sport and academic training with leadership coursework, a commitment to
gender equity, and pathways to post-secondary education and career opportunities. At present, we operate two LEAD
Hubs in Liberia and Morocco that educate, train, and feed 270 students.
In addition, LEAD runs several supplementary programs, leveraging our strengths in leadership training, gender equity, and
sports for development: Through our LEAD Learning program, we have delivered phone-based leadership training to more
than 135,000 children in Liberia, Morocco, and Bangladesh. In Morocco, LEAD has provided sport and leadership programs
for more than 600 girls through our She Plays Football program, and has provided unemployed youth with access to the
growing sports economy through our Amplify job and entrepreneurship training program.
Strategy and Impact:
LEAD is committed to measuring and maximizing our impact, working with independent researchers at the College of
William & Mary to periodically evaluate our programs, which have consistently demonstrated strong results. We are also
committed to continuous improvement of our impact, and are currently working to deepen the Hubs’ academic impact
while growing our student body by 40% this year. We are revamping our leadership curriculum, and are exploring
opportunities for expansion into new markets. By 2035, we will have thousands of leaders changing policies and systems
in their positions of political, economic, and social power.
Org structure:
The LEAD family of organizations currently consists of three independent NGOs that collaborate closely: LEAD Monrovia
Football Academy (LEAD MFA) in Liberia, LEAD Morocco, and LEAD Edu, a global umbrella organization. LEAD Morocco
and LEAD MFA operate academies and develop supplementary programs for youth in their countries; they are fully staffed
and led by Moroccan and Liberian country nationals. LEAD Edu is a US-based NGO that drives new country growth and
supports LEAD Hubs by providing financial support, technical assistance, and support to LEAD students studying outside
their home countries. This Program Assistant role is based at LEAD Edu.
Role Summary
LEAD Edu seeks a driven, detail-oriented Program Assistant who will thrive at a dynamic, international nonprofit. This role
will offer an early career candidate opportunities to learn through exposure to the full range of activities of a growing
international NGO, and opportunities to create a positive impact for LEAD’s student-athletes around the world.
The Program Assistant will deliver in the following areas:

  1. Facilitate LEAD’s operations: Take on mission-critical tasks to support the operational engines of our impact,
    including providing support for People Operations, logistics, finance tracking, and legal compliance
  2. Support LEAD Edu programs and fundraising: Conduct desk research, develop communications materials, track
    donations, and support fundraising events
  3. Maintain LEAD Edu’s social media presence: Shape the public face of LEAD Edu by soliciting content from LEAD
    Hubs and posting regularly on LEAD’s social media platforms
  4. Support LEAD students outside their home countries: Support LEAD students accessing transformational visit
    and study opportunities in the US by helping with travel logistics, school coordination, and navigating life abroad
    Summary of Main Responsibilities
    Facilitate LEAD’s operations (30%)
  • Work closely with LEAD’s Executive Director to coordinate key People Operations activities including payroll,
    benefits administration, staff reimbursements, and other compliance activities
  • Facilitate internal and external meetings, including scheduling and drafting meeting notes
  • Support additional operations activities as needed
    Support LEAD Edu programming and fundraising (30%)
  • Enter data into LEAD’s constituent relationship management (CRM) system to document fundraising meetings and
    contacts; ensure that data is clean and available for use in fundraising activities
  • Develop meeting invitations, manage guest lists, and support meeting logistics (venues, catering, etc) for
    fundraising events, staff retreats, and other external meetings
  • At the direction of the Executive Director and other staff members, conduct literature reviews, desk research, and
    materials review to support programmatic development, operations, and fundraising
    Maintain LEAD’s social media presence (20%)
  • Collaborate with LEAD Hubs to Identify engaging content for LEAD’s social media channels; solicit content and
    social media collateral from LEAD Hubs
  • Regularly post content on LEAD social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging social media platforms to ensure that LEAD’s social media presence is current
    and accessible to target audiences
    Support LEAD students outside their home countries (20%):
  • Coordinate logistical support for LEAD alumni engaged in educational or employment opportunities abroad, such
    as visa applications, flights, and coordination with schools
  • Support class trips from LEAD Hubs to other countries through itinerary planning and trip logistics
  • Collaborate with Hub Career and Opportunities Offices to help students abroad navigate life outside their home
    countries and troubleshoot logistical or personal issues that emerge
  • Identify opportunities for LEAD to better support the growing number of alumni studying in the US, such as
    connecting to diaspora communities, providing written materials on what to expect, or connecting with partner
    organizations who are experienced in supporting students abroad
    Required Qualifications
    Our ideal candidate likely possesses many of the following qualifications. However, we recognize that strong performers
    may come from many professional backgrounds, and we encourage applicants who have some but not all of these
    qualifications to apply.
    Desired qualifications:
    ● Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
    ● 1-4 years of work experience (internships and temporary/summer jobs included). Ideal experience could include
    supporting organizational administration or conducting program assistance; experience at a nonprofit a plus
    ● Interest in global development, education, leadership development, or sport for development
    ● Detail-oriented and trustworthy with sensitive information
    ● Excellent interpersonal skills;
    ● Strong writing and research ability
    ● Knowledge of and experience in social media management
    ● Flexible mindset and enthusiasm to work at a young, dynamic organization; eager to learn
    ● Creative, forward-thinking, and a team-player; self-motivated and comfortable working in a remote environment
    ● Commitment to LEAD Edu’s mission and values
    Benefits
    LEAD Edu offers full-time employees generous paid leave, access to co-working space, stipends for health insurance, and
    retirement contributions, among other benefits. We provide flexible working hours, a friendly working environment, good
    work-life balance, career mentorship, and an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of youth globally.

  • To apply, please submit a resume and a statement of interest (no more than 300 words) explaining why you are a good
    fit for this position to careers@leadedu.org.

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