We’re Hiring: Program Coordinator – IEP and Emerging Professionals

US/ICOMOS seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Program Coordinator. The position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the International Exchange Program (IEP), coordinating fundraising efforts for the IEP, and assisting with other Emerging Professionals programs.


The IEP/Emerging Professionals Program Coordinator responsibilities revolve around two primary programs: the International Exchange Program and the Emerging Professionals Network.

The International Exchange Program (85-95% of time)

Serve as point of contact for the program alongside the IEP committee by:

  • Providing administrative assistance to the IEP committee
  • Overseeing all aspects of the IEP including but not limited to managing applications and placements, coordinating visa applications, planning orientation and post-internship presentations, and communicating with interns in the field
  • Coordinating with Communications Coordinator (staff member) to create IEP-related social media posts, especially during the program season
  • Creating and maintaining an IEP Alumni Program
  • Coordinate fundraising and create a sponsorship program to support the IEP by:
  • Identifying and approaching potential sponsors
  • Coordinating with Development Coordinator on grant and funding applications

The Emerging Professional Network (5-15% of time)

Serve as point of contact for anything related to EPN and assisting with programs as needed.

  • This work includes managing the underground railroad initiative and any other projects, hosting EPN webinars and organizing events (2-3 times/year), assisting with new member recruitment, and maintaining relationships with colleges and universities.


  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to meet deadlines, multitask, prioritize, and manage overlapping timelines
  • Experience with fundraising for nonprofit organizations, including donor recruitment and retention, grant research, and knowledge of databases
  • Personable and professional with strong interpersonal skills and experience coordinating with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Comfortable working autonomously under the supervision of the US/ICOMOS Board of Trustees and IEP Committee.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Nonprofit Studies, or a related field and/or two to three years of experience working for heritage or nonprofit organizations.

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with international travel and the Visa process would be helpful
  • Experience coordinating events and meetings

Please Note: Any of the above educational or professional skills/requirements can be substituted for related personal or professional experiences. Please note what skills/experience are being substituted in your cover letter.

Position Details

  • The rate of pay is $18-23/hour depending on skills and experience with an expected start date of early October.
  • The position is an hourly position. Program Coordinator will work 20 hours/week most weeks, but additional hours may be required during the program season (May-August). During the off-season, Program Coordinator may work less based on need and individual availability.
  • The Program Coordinator will work fully remotely, but some travel in and around the DC area will be required during the program season (May-August). The ideal candidate will live around the DC/Maryland/Virginia area or be able to travel to the area during the program season.
  • Coordinator will have regular performance reviews from the Board of Trustees.
  • All applicants should be legally authorized to work in the United States and will need to provide verification upon hiring.

Please send a cover letter and resume with contact information for at least two references (we will notify you in advance of contacting references) to membership [at] usicomos.org before September 15th with “Program Coordinator Application” in the subject line.   

Download a copy of the job description here.

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