COORDINATOR FOR COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION RESOURCES

Job ID: 

15181
Position Overview: The CIRC will play a key role in supporting J-WEL’s programs, external communications, and member outreach. S/he will help document J-WEL’s plans and actions, research information relevant to J-WEL programs and priorities, produce publications and materials aimed at communicating J-WEL’s value to J-WEL members and other audiences. This individual must possess excellent writing, project management, and collaboration skills. Reporting to the Associate Director, Membership management and Outreach/ ((/Executive Director J-WEL) and will work with the newly created J-WEL team to advance J-WEL’s priorities and to support and enhance education initiatives and programs. Knowledge: • Assist in the drafting and preparation of materials for J-WEL’s work including concept notes, summaries, briefs, and presentations` • Provide input as required for the development of information that builds upon J-WEL’s priorities - quality, access. developing and emergent contexts. and underserved learners, global education, workplace learning, etc. • Prepare literature reviews, background research, and other content for outreach including, proposals and academic papers • Represent J-WEL at relevant events with external partners • Review and evaluate reports, monitor feedback, and coordinate with J-WEL team members to ensure knowledge content remains current • Gather examples and templates of relevant grants proposals, calls for papers, and RFP’s from relevant universities, non-profits, and NGOs • Stay up-to-date on current international issues via news, articles, conferences, speakers, etc, specifically around education in the developing world Knowledge: Member Development • Provide information and analytics to develop member profiles that can be utilized for funding opportunities and joint member projects • Help prepare briefs, meetings, requests, and brochures • Provide logistical support and planning for Weeks of Learning, gather member feedback on the event, and offer suggestions for areas of improvement for subsequent sessions Communications and Outreach • Support J-WEL’s communications and outreach efforts including monthly newsletter, social media activity, and alumni relations • Assist in developing an outreach plan to potential members of J-WEL

Qualifications & Skills:

Education: A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (preferably in Communication, International Relations or a related field; Master’s degree preferred). Strong interest in international development and global affairs as demonstrated by coursework and/or study or work abroad is a plus.

Experience: This position requires 2 or more years of relevant experience (a relevant Master’s program counts as a year of experience). Previous MIT experience a plus.

Communication: Attention to detail and advanced writing and presentation skills for communicating policy lessons from academic papers in ways that policymakers understand. This requires clear, precise, non-technical writing, and creativity in presentation.

Time Management: Proven ability to handle several different projects/tasks at one time, successfully complete tasks assigned, and meet deadlines. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.

Cultural Sensitivity: Demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with diverse constituencies in challenging situations.

Interests: Strong interest in international development, education, and public policy. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.