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Project Manager, Teacher Engagement – English Access Scholarship Program

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FHI 360’s Global Connections (GC) department is a leader in designing innovative international exchanges that promote leadership, professional development, academic opportunities and global collaboration for students and emerging leaders around the world. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Project Manager to lead the implementation of high-priority and high-visibility teacher professional development initiatives for the English Access Scholarship Program (Access). Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs (ECA/A/L), the Access program provides a foundation of English-language, leadership, and professional skills and exposure to U.S. culture and democratic values to underserved students, primary aged 13 to 20, from around the world. The program also offers professional development opportunities for international English as a Foreign Language (EFL) professionals including teachers and administrators.

Job Summary:

The Project Manager is a member of the Access Teacher Engagement team reporting to the Associate Director. Collaborating closely with ECA/A/L, the Project Manager will lead the Curriculum Development and In-country Teacher Training portfolios and supervise a team of TESOL Technical Officers. The role will oversee the development, implementation, and effectiveness of content, resources, and training activities to support Access teachers globally in planning and delivering an Access curriculum aligned with identified U.S. public diplomacy goals. The role will also provide high-level support to a large volume of content development and teacher training consultants that are procured and managed by the TESOL Technical Officers. Finally, the Project Manager will coordinate closely with the Associate Director to establish and manage the Teacher Engagement team’s overall monitoring and evaluation system, tracking and reporting on all progress made towards meeting Access program objectives.



  • Coordinate closely with the Associate Director to plan and implement high profile teacher engagement initiatives across five concurrent five-year cooperative agreements.

  • Employ a solutions-driven approach in ensuring Curriculum Development and In-country Teacher Training goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with ECA/A/L as well as stakeholders in the field including Regional English Language Officers (RELOs), American Officers, and Locally Employed Staff at U.S. Embassies/Consulates.

  • Manage and mentor 2-4 TESOL Technical Officer positions, junior staff, and/or interns on the Teacher Engagement team; continue to structure and professionally develop staff to align with client needs, organizational objectives, and program growth.

  • In close collaboration with the Associate Director, lead the expansion of Curriculum Development and In-country Teacher Training activities to align with ECA/A/L priorities related to teacher professional development.

  • Lead and implement a small grants program for Access teachers and alumni in close coordination with the Finance & Contracts team.

  • Lead efforts to capture and catalog participant impact stories in close coordination with the Systems team.

  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation activities, including the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ MODE initiative, in collaboration with the Associate Director to implement a cohesive data collection and reporting strategy.

  • Serve as the FHI 360 Safeguarding Focal Point person for all Access program activities.

  • Support the Program Director in the development of proposals for annual funding requests and competitive funding cycles by acting as a lead technical contributor to the program narrative.

  • Draft and ensure timely submission of high-quality work plans, annual program reports, and any other reports required by the U.S. Department of State.

  • Serve as the team lead of the Teacher Engagement team in the absence or temporary leave of the Associate Director.

  • Represent the Access program and FHI 360 at both internal and external events, as needed.


  • Master’s degree (strongly preferred) in TESOL, education administration, public administration, nonprofit management, international education, international relations, or related field.

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in project management, including 2+ years of supervisory experience (4+ years preferred) within a complex international education program, intensive English language education institution, or an international exchange project, including financial management.

  • TESOL or CELTA certificate or qualification strongly preferred.

  • Experience on a U.S. Government exchange program such as English Language Fellow and Specialist program, Peace Corps, or Fulbright program strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are national or international in scope.

  • Prior experience working or collaborating with the Access program, either in the field and/or DC headquarters, preferred.

  • Demonstrated extensive experience in program monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in writing proposals and preparing bids in response to U.S. government or similar funding opportunities.

  • Strong supervisory skills required. Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and develop direct reports who have a range of professional backgrounds and experience levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and meet program objectives.

  • Exceptional team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

What the Position Offers:

  • Collaboration with a creative and multi-faceted Access Teacher Engagement team

  • Regular engagement with Access partners (U.S. embassy staff, educational service providers, and Access teachers) worldwide.

  • A team culture that prioritizes inclusion, collaboration, and continuous feedback.

  • Participation in and frequent access to high quality professional and career development opportunities.

  • Engagement with colleagues across the Global Connections department and the organization.

Travel Requirements:

Minimal travel expected; estimated one domestic and one international trip annually.

The expected US-based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidate FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $80,000 - $107,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location.


This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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