Career Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in career opportunities with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh!

The World Affairs Council provides global education opportunities to students and community members that forge pathways to a more globally minded, globally curious, and globally connected region. Serving more than 3,000 students and 2,000 community members each year, the Council has established itself in its 90-year history as a regional asset in global learning.

We are currently accepting applications for the following position.

Communications Coordinator

Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator will develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan along with marketing and brand evolution efforts to further raise the Council’s visibility in the community. Main responsibilities include creating and managing website content, coordinating social media efforts, developing an annual report, designing graphics, and marketing various community events.                                

The Communications Coordinator is a highly organized, detail-oriented, energetic, efficient, productive, and conscientious self-starter who works well autonomously and as part of a small team. She/He/They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills; outstanding organizational skills and strong marketing instincts; experience with various types of media; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail; ability to problem-solve and evaluate best course of action; positive attitude and sense of humor; strong work ethic; and ability to relate well with diverse populations. A demonstrated interest in international issues is preferred.

This position is full time. Duties will be performed remotely until further notice.

Areas of Responsibility

Communications & Marketing
  • Develop and implement a communications plan that will raise the profile of the Council throughout the region
  • Design marketing campaigns to promote Council events and initiatives in order to maximize exposure and engagement
  • Manage any projects involving outside marketing/design support, including brochures, videos, photo shoots
  • Write and manage the Council’s e-blasts and contact lists
  • Write and disseminate press releases, develop press kits, etc.
  • Manage marketing calendar to promote all Council events and initiatives
Design
  • Design and place print, digital, and social media ads for large events
  • Develop and design various organizational and program materials, such as brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Design the Council’s annual report
  • Create event graphics for use in multiple promotional channels
Social Media & Website
  • Manage and refresh the Council’s website with dynamic and compelling content
  • Coordinate with web developers to improve functionality of the Council’s website (donation forms, event registrations, etc.)
  • Manage social media accounts to reinforce the Council’s voice and brand
Qualifications
  • 1-2+ years in the nonprofit sector required, direct communications experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, CRM databases, project management systems, graphic design platforms, and other digital platforms to support communication and data tracking
  • Experience with WordPress, social media channels, and email CRM (MailChimp)
Compensation and Benefits 
  • Salary is in the $38,000 – $40,000 range, based on experience
  • Competitive insurance package
  • Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible teleworking

To Apply

Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and an example of a campaign (written summary/e-blast, social media post(s), and graphics) that you have designed to careers@worldpittsburgh.org with Communications Coordinator in the subject line.

Applications are due by Monday, April 19th.


Our Approach

Organizational leadership: Model a high bar for performance; operate with the best interests of both the organization and my team in mind.

Mission-aligned programming and partnerships: Your role is essential to making it easy for community partners, donors, and the general public to understand meaningful opportunities with the Council, ensuring that their participation and/or investment in the Council is seen as transformational rather than transactional.

Proactive problem solving: Proactively develop solutions to challenges, including by constantly looking at big-picture progress on the programs team, and by flagging any potential upcoming challenges in the organization overall.

Application of equity and inclusion lens: Bring deep insight and a practical lens to places where identity, equity, and power intersect with the work. Can recognize ways that your and others’ identities show up and play out in the work, especially as a senior level team member.

Optimistic approach and flexibility: We approach our work with a can-do attitude and a spirit of “yes.” Together, we push work forward through obstacles and adapt quickly as things change (which they inevitably will!). You recognize that there are aspects of the work you will lead and others where you will follow, and you work just as well independently as you do within a team structure.  

100% follow-through: As a small but mighty team, we demonstrate a high attention to detail, stay on top of all specific tasks/follow-up items, and general areas of work. We manage short and long-term planning, consistently setting and meeting deadlines.

Relationship-oriented: You recognize the deep importance that relationships with colleagues and allies play in our work, and you build rapport and trust with others.

Always learning: There’s always more to know out there, and you’re hungry for it. You absorb information from your colleagues, from your work, and from keeping up with your field. If something doesn’t make sense, you ask questions until it does, and you apply what you learn in your work.

Open-mindedness: You encourage (and truly welcome!) viewpoints that differ from your own, and you’re able to “sit with” discomfort when people express themselves in ways that aren’t familiar to you.


At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the following open positions.

Youth Program Coordinator — Global Minds

Position Summary

The World Affairs Council seeks a passionate and qualified individual to coordinate its Global Minds Program. Reporting directly to the Director of Youth Programming, the position’s primary responsibility is to support school-based, youth-led programming and events. By interfacing with administrators, faculty, and students, they will deepen relationships with schools where the Global Minds Program is active. Additionally, as the Council aims to serve underrepresented young people who historically have had limited access to global learning, they will identify priority schools and programs for programmatic outreach. They will provide chapter leaders with curricular support and community resources based on the Council’s youth education portfolio. They will work in partnership with student leaders to develop and enhance critical dialogue and facilitation skills, cultural humility and empathy, and project design and management. The position requires a mission driven, dynamic, high-energy, adaptable person. They must be gifted at working with diverse stakeholders and committed to working with students as equals and amplifying youth voice in this for youth, by youth program.

This position is full time. Duties will be performed remotely until further notice. 

Areas of Responsibility

Programming

Coordinate youth programming initiatives in collaboration with the Youth Program Coordinator — Education & Digital Engagement and the Director of Youth Programming, implement quality experiences for youth and educators, amplify youth voice and youth leadership opportunities within the Council. 

  • Apply effective project management and planning skills to develop a full year of educational programming in advance of each academic year, aligned with the Council’s strategic plan
  • Develop a strategic scaling plan and manage chapter growth; conduct outreach to recruit and attract youth and educators to the program and produce appealing recruitment strategies and materials
  • Maintain consistent one-on-ones with youth leaders and adult participants to support their development
  • Utilize positive youth development and youth-adult partnerships principles to guide the work
  • Collaborate with the team to plan events, including camps and conferences, and special initiatives as needed.
  • Develop training series to prepare adult allies and update curriculum to enhance quality and relevancy of activities
  • Support the development of Youth Fellows and Youth Board Members, plan and develop training and professional development, co-design by youth, for youth programming
  • Through strategic outreach and recruitment efforts increase representation and participation of people of diverse lived experiences across youth and educator programs, and proactively create and deepen intentional partnerships 
Evaluation, Research, & Funding
  • Monitor and track chapter activities and ensure chapter programs are reporting meeting attendance and activities in accordance with set reporting expectations
  • Support the continuous evaluation of youth programming using agreed upon shared processes and metrics (e.g. surveys, testimonials)
  • Stay up to date on the latest research and data regarding best practices in students’ academic preparedness, youth leadership, youth-adult partnership, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Assist in the grant process, including providing and reviewing programming language and programmatic goals and impact
Qualifications
  • Excellent communicator
  • High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative and sense of urgency
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to enthusiastically represent the Council to diverse audiences
  • Experience with social media; MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms to support communication, data tracking, and manage outcomes 
  • Represent the Council at meetings and events including on evenings and weekends
Other Specifications
  • ACT 33/34 Clearances and FBI Background Check are required upon hire
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide own transportation for work-related travel is required (once in-person work safely resumes)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or a minimum 2-3 years relevant experience in the field of education or youth development
  • Experience with leading and/or mentorship of youth
  • Experience with social media; MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms such as Slack and Airtable to support communication, data tracking, and manage outcomes
  • Proficiency in a foreign language, in addition to English fluency 
Character Profile
  • Resourceful, results-oriented self-starter 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-performing environment
  • Appetite for continuous learning and improvement
  • Globally-minded, demonstrates cultural humility
  • Comfortable connecting with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Can-do, will-do spirit
  • Passionate about civic engagement and global learning
  • Deeply committed to increasing youth voice and youth leadership, and SEL
  • Accepts new challenges and ad hoc responsibilities to advance the Council’s mission as needed
  • Genuine interest in world affairs across issue areas (i.e., environment, employment, education, entrepreneurship, and the UN SDGs)
Compensation and Benefits 
  • Salary is in the $38,000 to $40,000 range, based on experience
  • Competitive insurance package
  • Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible teleworking 

Youth Program Coordinator — Education & Digital Engagement

Position Summary

The World Affairs Council seeks a passionate and qualified individual to coordinate its youth education initiatives. Reporting directly to the Director of Youth Programming, the position’s primary responsibility is to support youth-centered efforts, including engaging high school students and teachers/adult allies to design and organize educational programs—virtual and in-person, once safe to gather—and coordinate logistics related to student and teacher travel and experiential opportunities. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of a new virtual programming platform. The platform will allow youth to connect and explore various global topics through microcredentials/digital badging, events, and activities to gain the knowledge, skills, mindset, and behaviors to be “future ready.” This creative and thoughtful individual will research relevant international topics, trends, tech, and speakers to inform event planning, and design and create resources for students and teachers.

This position is full time. Duties will be performed remotely. 

Areas of Responsibility

Programming

Coordinate youth programming initiatives in collaboration with the Youth Program Coordinator — Global Minds and the Director of Youth Programming, implement quality experiences for youth and educators, amplify youth voice and youth leadership opportunities within the Council. 

  • Applies effective project management and planning skills to develop a full year of educational programming in advance of each academic year, aligned with the Council’s strategic plan
  • Coordinate creative youth programming that is locally relevant and globally connected using virtual tools, new platforms, and existing assets
  • Support the development of Youth Fellows and Youth Board Members, plan and develop training and professional development, co-design by youth, for youth programming
  • Through strategic outreach and recruitment efforts increase representation and participation of people of diverse lived experiences across youth and educator programs, and proactively create and deepen intentional partnerships
Evaluation, Research, & Funding
  • Support the continuous evaluation of youth programming using agreed upon shared processes and metrics (e.g. surveys, testimonials)
  • Stays up to date on the latest research and data regarding best practices in students’ academic preparedness, youth leadership, youth-adult partnership, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Assists in the grant process, including providing and reviewing programming language and programmatic goals and impact
Qualifications
  • Track record in youth program design and implementation with 2+ years preferred
  • Deep understanding of and fidelity to youth voice and youth leadership
  • Work with adult allies including teachers and educators
  • Experience in community engagement and developing partnerships across sectors
  • Excellent communicator
  • High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative and sense of urgency; solutions-oriented
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to enthusiastically represent the Council to diverse audiences
  • Strategic thinker with on-the-ground understanding of what needs to get done and how
  • Represent the Council at meetings and events including on evenings and weekends
Other Specifications
  • ACT 33/34 Clearances and FBI Background Check are required upon hire
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and international work/travel experience or work with diverse populations
  • Exceptional candidates will have experience/familiarity with microcredentials/digital badging, curriculum development for virtual learning, and/or a learning management system (LMS)
  • Experience with social media; MS Office, Google Workspace, and other platforms such as Slack and Airtable to support communication, data tracking, and manage outcomes
  • Proficiency in a foreign language, in addition to English fluency
Character Profile
  • Resourceful, results-oriented self-starter 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-performing environment
  • Appetite for continuous learning and improvement
  • Globally-minded, demonstrates cultural humility
  • Comfortable connecting with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Can-do, will-do spirit
  • Passionate about civic engagement and global learning
  • Deeply committed to increasing youth voice and youth leadership, and SEL
  • Accepts new challenges and ad hoc responsibilities to advance the Council’s mission as needed
  • Genuine interest in world affairs across issue areas (i.e., environment, employment, education, entrepreneurship, and the UN SDGs)
Compensation and Benefits 
  • Salary is in the $38,000 to $40,000 range, based on experience
  • Competitive insurance package
  • Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible teleworking 

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a culture of inclusion that celebrates and recognizes the strength in our diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.