Opportunities at VIA
VIA’s Asia programs runs a portfolio of summer experiential education programs across Asia. We're seeking an exceptional candidate to work collaboratively with our team in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to design and manage three separate summer programs held in Yogyakarta from June-August. Our programs include an emphasis on research, leadership development, and peace and conflict resolution. Each program has a different target audience that ranges from high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students.
Our current team is comprised of a seasonal Academic Programs Director who has oversight over all short-term programs in Indonesia, a full-time Indonesia-based coordinator, and several seasonal program assistants. The Indonesia Summer Programs Assistant Director will report to the Academic Programs Director. The intent of the Assistant Director hire is to transition to the Academic Programs Director role in 1-2 years.
Position Description: This is a seasonal position to co-design and support all short-term academic summer programs in Indonesia.
Specific duties include:
Compensation and Benefits:
Position Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia, beginning May 2015
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Patrick Arnold, Senior Asia Programs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The priority deadline is November 1, 2014.
VIA is looking for students who are interested in cultural exchange and obtaining a broader, more global view of medicine to serve as coordinators for the 2015 EHC program.
Purpose of the Coordinator Position:
Pre-program Responsibilities (December 2014 - March 2015)
Program Responsibilities (March 13 – March 26, 2015)*
Post-program Responsibilities (April 2015)
* Note: Coordinators are not required to attend activities that overlap with exams or classes
Step 1: Download and answer a brief set of essay questions.
Step 2: Click here to complete an application and submit your essays by the application deadline: Wednesday, December 8, 2014.
For questions or comments, please contact Ellison Weeks, Medical Programs Director, at email@example.com.
VIA seeks an assistant program director to support VIA’s Exploring Health Care (EHC) program which brings together students from top medical schools across Japan. Participants have the opportunity to visit a number of leading health care organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants then work closely with their peers, including students from local universities such as Stanford and UCSF, to use what they have learned in order to critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of health care in the U.S. and Japan.
The ideal candidate will have background in international education, experience with international exchange programs and some familiarity with Japanese language and culture, as well as general knowledge of health care in the Bay Area. The assistant program director will be hired over 2 months (February through the end of March with flexible start and end dates) to assist the EHC program. The program dates for EHC 2015 are from March 13 to March 26. The first week of the exchange will be based in San Francisco followed by a second week of activities at Stanford and in the surrounding Silicon Valley area.
The assistant program director is part of a staff team dedicated to furthering international education through delivering innovative, transformative programs, and the position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain international program experience.
Who we are:
VIA is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through public service and cross-cultural education programs. VIA’s Stanford Programs division fosters an entrepreneurial approach to designing experiential programs that provide in-depth, personal, and provocative cross-cultural experiences for students from top Asian universities for 36 years. In 2014, over 250 students from mainland China, Japan, Korea, Macau, and Taiwan participated in six transformative short-term programs. VIA has offices at Stanford University and in San Francisco. The Stanford Programs staff will be based primarily at the Stanford office although telecommuting and the use of virtual collaboration tools (Google Docs, Skype, etc.) will be encouraged during the pre-program period (see below).
Pre-program period (February 15 - March 12)
Program period (March 13 - 26)
Post-program period (March 27 - April 15)
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position to Ellison Weeks, Medical Programs Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline of Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
VIA is trying to change the world. We need changemakers like you to help us. Join our team for an opportunity to do meaningful work that impacts the globe. While we seek to cultivate social change around the world, our team is small and close-knit. At VIA, we listen to your ideas and give you the tools to implement your work. If developing your professional growth, working with passionate people, and creating real social change interest you, please read on.
VIA’s Asia programs runs a portfolio of summer experiential education programs across Asia and is seeking talented graduate students enrolled to join us in the field during June, July, and August. Join our team to gain skills for running exciting international exchange programs. At VIA, we encourage you to share your ideas and collaborate with us to foster a positive working atmosphere. This position is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to gain facilitation, logistical and cross-cultural communication skills. Programs: In Indonesia we run three separate summer programs held in Yogyakarta from June-August that include an emphasis on research, leadership development, and peace and conflict resolution.
Each program has a different target audience that ranges from high school students, to undergraduates and graduate students.
• Sports for Social Change is a three-week program in Cambodia and Vietnam from June-July that brings university students from three countries together to use soccer as a means for positive youth development and conflict resolution. The program content includes sports training and life skills workshops, delivered in a group living and learning environment that emphasizes community building.
• The American Youth Leadership Program is a three-week program held in July in Hong Kong and Guangzhou for U.S. high school students to study urban development and environmental sustainability.
• Our one-year service fellow training is held for two weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand in August, 2015. At this training we focus on leadership development, cross-cultural communication, and professional skill development for the education and NGO sectors.
Interns are able to contribute to VIA within the following thematic areas:
• Program Design and Management
The internship is designed to be part-time work that is done remotely in the spring (start dates are flexible) and full-time on program in Asia. During the program, you will be living and working side-by-side students and staff and it is a full time commitment. Your room, board, travel and program-related costs will all be covered during this time. Because we also see this as a great opportunity for personal and professional development, we encourage applicants to bring their own interests, passions, and talents to the position.
Position Description: You will work with the program directors and VIA staff to develop and implement a short-term social impact or experiential education program.
Intern Period (option to work remotely during program planning phase, must be onsite during program):
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter which explains your interest in a particular program by email to Patrick Arnold, Senior Asia Programs Director at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis to join our short-term summer programs and our one-year fellowship in-country training.
VIA is an equal opportunity employer.
VIA’s social innovation programs inspire changemakers from Asia through experiential learning programs in the Bay Area.Join our team to develop your professional skills, work with passionate people, and create positive social impact. At VIA, we listen to your ideas and give you the tools to implement your work. This position is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to improve your curriculum design and program facilitation skills in international education or to develop knowledge on social innovation and design thinking in the U.S. and in Asia.
We are looking for a talented graduate student or starting professional who can work independently and effectively to support VIA’s growth and the delivery of a high quality experiential learning program. We are committed to making this position a worthwhile experience for both you and VIA, and encourage you to bring your own passions, interests, and talents to the position. You will assist with planning and implementing both spring social innovation programs, ESI and DSI.
Job Period: December 2014 - June 2015 (flexible start and end dates, opportunity to continue position into summer)
VIA’s social innovation programs inspire changemakers from Asiathrough experiential learning in the Bay Area. Join our team to enhance your professional skills, work with passionate people, and create positive social impact.
As a professional development opportunity, we hope to see strong applicants who will not just educate, but utilize this opportunity to improve their skills in teamwork, facilitation, and mentorship. This is also a great opportunity to network and connect with social change communities in Asia by building relationships with participants, and in the Bay Area through our organization visits and guest lecturers.
Job Period: December 2014 - March 2015