Partnership & Communications Analyst, Scholar Rescue Fund (Hybrid)

Institute of International Education
September 22, 2022
Washington, DC
Job Type


Institute of International Education

IIE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities.

Organizational Department:

Schedule: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level:

Location: Chicago IL - Chicago, IL 60602 US
Houston TX - Houston, TX 77027 US
New York NY - New York, NY 10007 US (Primary)
San Francisco CA - San Francisco, CA 94108 US
Washington DC - Washington, DC 20005 US

Job Description:

The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges, funds, and supports fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. The Partnerships & Communications Analyst is responsible for leading and supporting initiatives related to IIE-SRF's partnerships and communications, including IIE-SRF's website, newsletter, and global partnership network (IIE-SRF Alliance). The individual in this role will have a documented history working with diverse constituencies and across different cultures.

The Institute of International Education ("IIE") has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office work and telework at any of the locations listed above.

Essential Functions:
• Edit, draft, and help conceptualize IIE-SRF's public communications, including The Beacon newsletter, program documents, PowerPoints, and media / op-eds.
• Lead content development, writing, and editing for the IIE-SRF website and oversee IIE-SRF's work with relevant external vendors.
• Manage and develop content for IIE-SRF's social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
• Manage the partner portal for the IIE-SRF Alliance (IIE-SRF's global partnership initiative), responding to inquiries and sending partner onboarding emails.
• Draft Alliance messages to inform the partner network and content updates for Alliance webpage on the IIE-SRF website.
• Develop, produce, maintain, and organize Alliance partner resources in consultation with IIE-SRF Director and Grants & Communications Specialist. May include documents, PowerPoints, live and recorded webinars, and other media.
• Support communication and outreach strategies for expanding the Alliance, including targeted outreach and social media campaigns.
• Manage the relationships with IIE-SRF Alliance ambassadors and organizational partners, including connecting them to IIE-SRF scholars in need of support services.
• Develop and coordinate opportunities to create and strengthen IIE-SRF partnerships and leverage IIE partnerships, such as the IIENetwork membership base.
• Manage the process for evaluating and confirming new and prospective Alliance partners, including coordinating across the IIE-SRF team.
• Develop and maintain IIE-SRF statistical reports. Provide analytics and insights to IIE-SRF team and contribute to donor reports. Initiate data maintenance for partner contact / account updates and other team data entry updates.
• Support design of graphics and charts for use in communications and outreach materials.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:
• Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least two years of related work experience, or combination education and experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent communication skills, including superior writing and proofreading abilities.
• Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Superior attention to detail.
• Experienced with data entry and database management, preferably with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
• Website content management experience, knowledge of social media marketing, and experience with editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Canva is preferred.
• Flexibility, initiative, and problem-solving abilities to learn new systems, techniques, and procedures.

To help promote and ensure the safety of our employees and those we work with, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees that have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. State and local guidelines apply.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Travel: Less than 10%


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