PH International

PH International Openings


Published: 03.11.2022

About PH International

PH International (Project Harmony, Inc.) is an international non-profit with over 35 years of experience in creating strong global communities by fostering civic engagement, cross cultural learning, and increased opportunities in the digital age. PH pursues this mission by developing innovative programs for youth, professionals, and communities worldwide. Through in-person and online engagement, PH International strives towards a world where individuals and communities work across boundaries to address challenges with solutions rooted in cultural understanding, inspired by a sense of shared responsibility, strengthened by individuals empowered with practical skills and knowledge and sustained through open communication, exchange and friendship.   A talented, multinational staff is the cornerstone of these efforts.

The PH International U.S. headquarters is located in Waitsfield, Vermont, with field offices in Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Montenegro and with programs also being implemented in other countries in the Balkans, Central Asia, South America and in South and Southeast Asia. As an organization that embraces challenge and strives for innovation, we seek partners that are results based and who believe, as we do, that working from a place of integrity and optimism will open creative potential that could never be achieved alone.

Position Responsibilities:

PH International is seeking two full-time Program Managers for the Sports for Social Change Program (SSC) which is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Through the SSC Program, PH will coordinate reciprocal international sports exchanges; assist in the development of a multi-faceted website to highlight 20 years of International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI) achievement; and manage a small grants program to support innovative participant initiatives. The program will include both in-person and virtual exchange components that will engage athletes, coaches, and sports administrators from six different regions around the world and the United States.

As a staff member of SSC, the Program Manager will have the lead responsibility for managing all aspects of SSC programming that are assigned to them and will supervise other staff who are in supporting roles for the program.  The PM will report directly to the Lead Program Manager and/or the Senior Lead Program Manager for Exchange Programs as well as to the Executive Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to ensuring that overall program goals/milestones, intended outcomes, and indicators are achieved for results-driven program implementation;
  • Determine program/activity timelines; identify potential challenges and solutions in each project/program process;
  • Work with staff to create and deliver assessment tools, including surveys and evaluations, to track performance progress;
  • Manage program support staff and volunteers;
  • Implement internal processes to improve program delivery within specific timeframes, i.e., completing program checklists and plans for implementation and branding, and marketing;
  • Determine program content, related activities, and timelines while identifying potential challenges and solutions in the project process;
  • Manage the overall program budget, including projecting and documenting program expenditures;
  • Manage the overall planning, coordination, and execution of all program logistics;
  • Lead the recruitment and orientation of host families as needed;
  • Communicate with program funders as needed and as approved by supervisor;
  • Accompany groups on exchanges as needed;
  • Be available for overseas travel as needed; and
  • Be available to support other exchange program activities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Preference for Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies, a related field of study or life experience commensurate with the position such studying, working or living abroad
  • Strong intercultural skills including evidence of sensitivity to and acceptance of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Office experience including ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Evidence of organizational skills, attention to detail
  • Evidence of skills related to social media, marketing, and/or website development
  • Valid driver’s license with a clear DMV history of record and own your own vehicle
  • Background check clearance
  • Preference given to candidates residing in Vermont or in the surrounding area of New England

Start Date:  Negotiable

Salary Range:  $41,000 - $44,000

Benefits:  Benefits include medical insurance and generous CTO (combined time off).

How to Apply

Individuals interested in this position should apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and answers to the questions below, to with “SSC Program Manager - Full Name” in the subject line.  PH International complies with all federal requirements for hiring and employment. No phone calls please.


Application Deadline:  November 30, 2022


1) Let us know why you are interested in working with an international non-profit organization.

2)  Tell us about your experience with international living, studying or working.  What were the most important lessons of that experience that you would bring to this position?

2) Tell us about a key project you worked on that helped prepare you for this position. What was your specific role? What was its impact? Were there obstacles you had to overcome? What did you learn from this process and how do think this project prepared you for working with PH?

3) Tell us about the challenges that you feel come with working as a member of an international exchange program team.

4) Tell us about your ties to Vermont or New England and your interest in living and working here.




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