Santa Fe, New Mexico
Posted on 05/05/2022
Position: Full-time, exempt, Approximately 40 hours per week, Reports to Executive Director


GLOBAL SANTA FE is an education-based non-profit that ignites dialogue around critical world issues. Our intellectual and cultural leadership empowers our members, educators, students and communities to be more informed and engaged. We do this through three interconnected program areas: Dialogue and Diplomacy, which includes our celebrated Under Fire series, Cultural Exchange with international visitors, and inspiring Student Engagement.


Global Santa Fe is at an exciting juncture with the recent launch of our new name, brand identity and website, representing years of organizational transformation. The Program Officer for International Exchange will draw on this momentum to leverage Global Santa Fe’s new brand to bring Global Santa Fe into its next stage of growth and impact locally, nationally, and globally.

The successful candidate for Global Santa Fe’s Program Officer for International Exchange will oversee all international and cultural exchange activities and report to Global Santa Fe’s Executive Director (ED). The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the ED and Global Santa Fe staff to design and implement citizen-diplomacy programs in Santa Fe for as many as 400 international visitors each year. The Program Officer will work independently with minimal oversight in a fast-paced environment to propose, create, and lead high-quality exchange programs for emerging youth and professional leaders from around the world. This requires an understanding of global affairs and cultural fluency in liaising with groups from all over the world. The Program Officer will identify promising new international visitor opportunities for Global Santa Fe, including fee-for-service exchanges, and will work collaboratively with the entire Global Santa Fe team of staff, Board members, volunteers, and interns to reach program goals. In addition, the successful candidate will help integrate our Cultural Exchange programs with our Student Engagement activities, our network of globally-engaged young professionals as well as our Dialogue and Diplomacy programs, to support the overall mission of Global Santa Fe.



  • Plan, propose, and implement creative, logistically sound, and relevant programs for prestigious international visitor groups
  • Lead groups across Santa Fe where and when appropriate
  • Develop and engage new community resources to interact with visitor groups
  • Manage volunteer hosts, coordinators, and host families
  • Liaise with major vendors – hotels, transportation companies, restaurants, etc
  • Manage database of volunteers, contacts etc. who work with the IV program
  • Track program budgets when needed
  • Develop and execute fundraising proposals related to international visitors


  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with local professional resources, volunteer hosts, and other partners who meet with international visitors
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with national partners, including national programming agencies, the State Department, and the Global Ties U.S. network
  • Participate in Global Santa Fe public events where and when appropriate
  • Support storytelling efforts, including writing and editing, as well as AV, event coordination and management


  • Support communications through social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube), website (WordPress), and mass email (MailChimp) as appropriate
  • Help maintain the database (Salesforce)
  • Participate in program impact, measurement, and evaluation
  • Other administrative tasks as required


  • Actively report on challenges, issues, and opportunities with Global Santa Fe’s ED
  • Execute assignments from Global Santa Fe’s ED and Global Santa Fe’s Board President where and when appropriate



  • Professional experience in a relevant field such as international education, exchange management, program management, or international relations
  • Four-year undergraduate university degree
  • Cross-cultural education or exchange experience (study or living abroad preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Flexibility, excellent problem-solving skills, and a sense of humor
  • Professionalism, diplomacy, and exceptional organizational skills
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills with acute attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership experience/ability and a willingness to take on new projects
  • Experience working with youth or external partners, such as volunteers, requiring a high degree of customer service
  • Passion for Global Santa Fe’s mission and a desire to make a positive social impact
  • Familiarity with Santa Fe and northern New Mexico
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, and social media platforms
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends when necessary


  • Graduate degree or advanced training in international education, international affairs, program management, or similar
  • Experience with ECA programs at the State Department (e.g. Fulbright, IVLP, Professional Fellows, Youth Ambassador Programs)
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM or other databases
  • Graphic design experience
  • Familiarity with AV technology, and passion for audiovisual storytelling
  • Intern management experience


Benefits and compensation are competitive with Program Officer for International Exchange positions of similar-sized nonprofit organizations in the region. Salary range: $40-50,000 annually. There may be additional incentives provided to recognize and reward strong work. The successful candidate is entitled to 10 days of leave, 5 personal days, and 5 sick days. Global Santa Fe is also closed for all federal holidays, the Friday following Thanksgiving, and for the week between December 26 and January 1, inclusive. The Program Officer for International Exchange is entitled to a monthly health stipend.


Send your cover letter and resume to The post will be open until filled. For any questions related to the post, please contact Lisa Ellis, Executive Director, at Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please reference the job title in the subject line.