Vice President, Education and Global Citizenship

The Vice President, who reports directly to Partners' President and CEO, is responsible for leading and providing overall oversight to programs and initiatives that promote education and cross-cultural understanding and collaboration, including exchange and fellowship programs, higher education partnership building, and leadership and capacity building programs. The Vice President contributes to strategic planning, organizational budgeting, and development of organization-wide policies as a member of Partners’ senior leadership.

Primary Functions

  • Grow and diversify Partners' programs, including those funded by USG, private, foundation, and non-USG government partners;
  • Champion Partners of the Americas' ability to implement impactful programs with a diversity of public and private partners. Increase the visibility of Partners and program stakeholders, and deepen our exposure to and visibility before diverse stakeholders;
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, including embassies, government officials, private foundations, organizations, corporations, colleges and universities, and individuals from across the hemisphere;
  • Build and lead a strong team of staff and consultants working in multiple locations to achieve success;
  • Provide support and guidance to program design and implementation ensuring team efficiencies, donor compliance, and high program impact;
  • Coordinate across units to build and implement strategic and collaborative initiatives that support programs and the organization as a whole;
  • Prepare, track, and balance program and unit budgets, ensuring compliance with Partners policies and donor terms and conditions;
  • Support outreach/publicity efforts for programs, including promotional materials, press releases and articles about program activities. Support innovative communications strategies and development of website and various forms of social media; and
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of programs, including maintaining up-to-date records, and collecting and analyzing data on program impact.


The Vice President must have demonstrated capacity to provide leadership to multiple programs and initiatives and align program goals to Partners’ strategic plan. He or she must have a proven track record of raising funds from corporations, foundations, and government agencies and building relationships with diverse stakeholders. In addition, he or she must demonstrate ability to make sound decisions based on precedent and procedure, multi-task well, manage program teams focused on multiple priorities, identify and solve problems effectively, and have excellent writing and presentation skills.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in program management including budget management, program design, donor management, participant tracking, and monitoring and evaluation, among other areas.
  • Successful track record in business development with a wide range of donors including USG, foundations, and private sector.
  • Experience in international education, knowledge of internationalization best practices and systems and tools to achieve success.
  • Strong cross-cultural/ interpersonal skills and knowledge of Latin America. Ability to interact with stakeholders with cultural sensitivity fostering a supportive environment in person and in all forms of correspondence.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities within teams and with external stakeholders.
  • Fluency in Spanish required; excellent oral and written skills in English and Spanish; Portuguese and/or French not required but encouraged.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word and Excel.

In addition, candidates should demonstrate creativity, innovation, and ability to problem solves, be highly organized and be able to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities.

To apply, interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter addressed to John McPhail, President & CEO, at Position is open until filled.

Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that only finalists will be contacted.