Program Director

Global Nomads Group - New York, NY - Full time


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Join our journey! We invite you to join us in our work connecting youth across the world. GNG is entering the final year of a three-year growth strategy designed to connect entire grade levels and schools with one another at a network level in an effort to develop a generation of Global Citizens who are engaged, globally aware, and empowered to take action in their communities.

As Program Director, you will be responsible for leading and aligning the programs team, pacing program execution, and ensuring related organization priorities and strategic goals are met. This position reports to the executive director, is a member of the senior leadership team, and will work closely with team members both in the Amman and New York offices, as well as with our international partners and educators in multiple countries.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead execution of overall program vision and strategy;
  • Ensure GNG reaches its program goals each year;
  • Recruit, develop, and manage all GNG program managers;
  • Set the direction and pace of program execution internally;
  • Design programs team’s internal structure and processes;
  • Align program managers across regions on high-quality execution;
  • Work closely with the Director of Program Quality & Innovation and Research & Evaluation team to ensure strong design and evaluation of all GNG programs;
  • Plan and execute program step-backs and retreats;
  • Support ongoing cultivation of new districts;
  • Other tasks as necessary.

Who You Are

You bring with you at least five years’ experience managing programs and staff using a performance and outcome-based approach. You spent time on the ground, in classrooms and in the field, so you know first-hand the challenges your team is facing. Now, you combine that ground-level understanding of the finer details with your ability to see and draw connections to the bigger picture of what it takes to achieve program and organization-wide success. Your flexibility and capacity to quickly process new information allow you to ensure that GNG’s programs are responsive to the data and the needs of our stakeholders. Your proven ability to structure complex projects, delegate responsibility, plan for the unexpected, and problem-solve as you go will make you a critical support for the programs team. Leading by example, you will set the tone for a productive and engaged team that represents all of GNG’s core values while implementing the programs that are key to our mission and vision. Lastly, your cultural fluency will enable you to successfully lead our multi-cultural, multi-lingual programs team spread across two continents.


This is a full-time exempt position based in New York, NY, but requires both domestic and international travel on occasion. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Global Nomads Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are a multicultural organization made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We value the diverse perspectives of our colleagues and are inclusive of all members of our team in producing the best work product. We welcome applicants who will contribute to our goal of building a strong, diverse, and thriving organization that is capable of producing outstanding results as it grows.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume as a single PDF file to, subject line “Program Director.” Priority deadline is May 17, 2017, however, all applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.

Due to the large volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview; no phone calls, please.   

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C Level Executive Leadership

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Mid Level

Global Nomads Group

We, Global Nomads Group, are a collection of people committed to fostering dialogue and understanding among the world’s youth. Bridging culture gaps and shattering misconceptions, we work at the intersection of education, cultural exchange, and conflict resolution.

Since 1998, we have reached approximately 1 million young people, on all 7 continents. Using innovative technology and interactive curricula, we bring the world into the classroom, connecting students to the people and places they often only read about so they can learn first-hand about the issues affecting us all. Through our programs, we are preparing the next generation to be engaged global citizens capable of both professionally and socially navigating an increasingly interconnected world.

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