Program Manager
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Non-Profit and Volunteer
Specialty Program Management
Location 08544, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
ABOUT: Princeton in Africa is a non-profit affiliate of Princeton University that develops young leaders of tomorrow as they contribute to some of the most impactful organizations in Africa today. In the last 23 years, this program has placed nearly 700 Fellows with more than 100 organizations in 37 African countries where our Fellows, through their work, have made contributions to Africas institutions in Business and Economic Development, Education & Youth Capacity Building, Public & Community Health, and so much more. President Bill Clinton described Princeton in Africa as a model: Princeton in Africas mission to allow young leaders to serve in Africa is a model. . . Working in every field from public health to conservation to conflict resolution, PiAf Fellows improve the lives of everyday Africans in tangible and significant ways.
PURPOSE: Work with the Program Director to manage a year-long fellowship program sending around 50 recent graduates and young professionals annually to work across around 18 African countries in fields such as public health, agriculture, impact-investing, education, marketing, conservation, and humanitarian aid. Support the recruitment, application, and placement process. Provide on-going support for Fellows. Collaborate with NGOs and businesses across the African continent. Support an alumni network of nearly 700 Fellows.
TEAM: Reports to the Program Director with additional guidance from the Executive Director. This role will manage the Program Coordinator.
TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to by April 1st, 2023. This role does not provide visa sponsorship.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (include but not limited to):

Coordinate the recruitment of 400-500 applicants, including hosting university webinars, responding to applicant questions, and working with alumni to host information sessions. Organize recruitment efforts on Princetons campus including information sessions, webinars, class presentations, recruiting emails and office hours.
Coordinate the application, interview and placement process for all applicants.
Organize details & Transportation and Logistics of the annual Fellows Retreat held on the African continent, including bookings, Fellows coordination, reimbursements and budgeting. Work with Alumni Coordinators to organize and facilitate sessions focused on professional development, global citizenship and leadership.
Organize details & Transportation and Logistics and facilitate sessions for a 4-day Fellows Orientation in Princeton.
Travel to Africa as needed to conduct site visits with current and potential host organizations, Fellows, and partners, and to assist with Fellows mid-year Retreat (Estimated one month of travel per trip).
Provide ongoing support to Fellows and fellowship organizations, including conducting regular check-ins with Fellows and communicating with supervisors to stay updated on Fellows activities and to resolve any issues.
Work closely with the Executive Director and Program Director to ensure that the health, safety and security of all Fellows is being adequately monitored and addressed.
Manage an alumni network of nearly 700 Fellows. Work with the alumni community to design and implement alumni programming, including an alumni mentoring program and regional social events. Help support the newly created Alumni Board.
Develop and sustain relationships with Princeton Universitys international programs and academic departments.
Generally assist Program Director with all program-related activities, events, communications and record-keeping.
Coordinate with interns and volunteers on program-related tasks.


Maintain office hours as agreed upon.
Assist with answering phones and other office administrative support, as requested.
Assist with mass mailings, communications, Transportation and Logistics for annual benefit, and other development support, as requested.
Other duties as needed.


Clear understanding of and passion for PiAfs mission. Commitment to or long-term interest in Africa. Ability to act as a mentor to Fellows and to foster young leaders.
Bachelors degree, with preference for focus on international development or education, international or African studies, Non-Profit and Volunteer management, or similar field related to PiAfs work.
At least 3-5 years of work experience with international fellowship, volunteer, or education program, or comparable experience working with organizations similar to PiAfs host organizations.
Strong preference for candidates with prior experience traveling independently or studying abroad in Africa or in a low or middle-income country.
Experience working with alumni associations a plus.
Excellent organization, communication skills and attention to detail.
Strong English writing skills.
Strong listening and conflict-management skills.
Patience, creativity, and adaptability.
Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Google suite, and generally technologically savvy. Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs) such as Terra Dotta a plus.
Experience facilitating group sessions and managing event Transportation and Logistics and budgets.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks, adjust to sudden shifts in priorities, and maintain a good sense of humor.
Willing and available to work occasional nights and weekends throughout the year.


Full-time employment
Compensation based upon experience
Twenty days of vacation leave per year plus holidays
Health, dental, and vision insurance offered
401K Retirement Plan
Position located in Princeton, NJ

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$50,000 USD
TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to by April 1st, 2023. This role does not provide visa sponsorship.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year
Work Location: Hybrid remote in Princeton, NJ 08544