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Candidates are actively being considered on a weekly basis. If interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


To apply please email with the position title in the subject line and include the following documents:


  • – Resume
  • – Cover letter with salary requirements and available start date


Open Position: Youth Programming Manager


Position Summary

The Youth Programming Manager is responsible for managing the Council’s portfolio of youth programming initiatives in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan.

The position requires a confident, responsible manager who:

  • – Enjoys designing and delivering creative programming for youth and educators, 
  • – Is committed to working with students as equals to amplify youth voice through by youth, for youth programming,
  • – Is gifted at working with diverse stakeholders and rallying partners to build a more globally minded and globally connected world.

This position is full time (40 hours per week, in-person, and telecommuting) and reports to the Director of Youth Programming. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.


Key Objectives

  • – Manage a small team to design and implement high-quality, in-person and virtual programming for youth and educators and to amplify youth voice and youth leadership opportunities within the Council. 
  • – Increase representation and participation of people of diverse lived experiences, as the Council aims to serve underrepresented young people who historically have had limited access to global learning.
  • – Proactively create and deepen intentional school and community partnerships.



  • – Apply effective program 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; ensure that clear programmatic pathways exist to increase depth and continuation of student engagement throughout their high school careers and with a focus on “future readiness”.
  • – Supports, designs, develops, manages, coordinates, and carries out program logistics for various global education programs, including culturally immersive learning opportunities and signature by-youth, for-youth gatherings and initiatives.
  • – Develop cohesive and innovative professional development offerings for educators and school districts based on identified trends and needs related to relevant local and global issues.
  • – Develop and nurture relationships with new and existing partners, including school districts, schools, and youth-serving organizations.
  • – Manage and support two full time staff and select part-time interns to ensure the on-time and successful implementation of youth programs.
  • – Utilize positive youth development and youth-adult partnership principles to guide the work.
  • – Manage the Youth Fellows and Youth Board programs, including scheduling, communications, and planning of professional development opportunities.
  • – Communicate regularly with the Director of Youth Programming to share progress reports and strengthen cohesion between programming, communications, and fundraising goals.
  • – Collect and analyze data from programs and activities to support the continuous evaluation of youth programming using agreed upon shared processes and metrics; highlight areas of success and proactively identify areas for improvement and/or concern.
  • – Stay up to date on the latest research and data regarding best practices in students’ academic preparedness, youth leadership, youth-adult partnership, community engagement, cultural humility, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • – Assist in the grant process, including providing and reviewing programming language and programmatic goals and impact.
  • – Accept new challenges and responsibilities to advance the Council’s mission as needed.


Preferred Qualifications

  • – Track record in designing and implementing programs—ideally with youth—for 3-5 years, including setting priorities, leading teams, and ensuring quality outcomes for multiple activities.
  • – Deep understanding of and fidelity to youth voice and youth leadership.
  • – Experience working with adult allies including teachers and educators.
  • – Excellent communicator, enjoys building relationships.
  • – High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative and sense of urgency.
  • – Experience in community engagement and developing partnerships across sectors.
  • – Designing of trainings, curriculums, and lesson plans.
  • – 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.
  • – Proficiency in a foreign language, in addition to English fluency.


Other Specifications

  • ACT 33/34 Clearances and FBI Background Check are required upon hire.
  • Valid driver’s license and/or ability to commute to work-related events across the Pittsburgh region is required.
  • A laptop or personal computer, reliable access to WiFi, and phone are required.


Character Profile

  • – Resourceful, results-oriented self-starter. 
  • – Thrives in a fast-paced, high-performing environment.
  • – Has a highly organized and proactive approach to project management.
  • – 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 & Benefits 

  • – Salary is in the $40,000 to $45,000 range, based on experience
  • – Competitive insurance package
  • – Generous paid time off, including Federal Holidays and personal days
  • – Professional development opportunities
  • – Flexible teleworking 


Organizational Core Values


INCLUSION We celebrate and embrace diverse lived experiences. We invest in relationships, elevate youth voice, and value all perspectives because we know a collaborative approach to our work is necessary to embody antiracism and pursue equity.


INQUIRY We lead with curiosity. We ask questions and prioritize reflection as we strive for continuous improvement. We allow ourselves and those around us to be vulnerable in the pursuit of learning and growth.


INITIATIVE We take action to solve problems. We meet challenges with a “can do” attitude, push ourselves to reimagine what could be, and take smart risks to find new opportunities and ways to be of service to others.


INTEGRITY We build on a foundation of trust and reliability to consistently deliver quality. We take the time to prepare, hold ourselves and those around us accountable, and take a mindset of alignment and shared purpose into everything we do.


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.