Partnerships & Communications Analyst, Scholar Rescue Fund
The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges and funds 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, primarily the Alliance, launched in August 2020 as IIE-SRF’s global network of partners who offer practical support to threatened and displaced scholars. The individual in this role will have a documented history working with diverse constituencies and across different cultures.
- Manage the IIE-SRF Alliance inbox, 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.
- Develop and coordinate opportunities to create and strengthen IIE-SRF partnerships and leverage IIE partnerships, such as the IIENetwork membership base.
- Solidify and manage process for evaluating and confirming new Alliance partners and prospective partners and coordinating across the IIE-SRF team, including partner designations approvals and new partner record creation.
- Develop and maintain reports and dashboards. Provide analytics and insights to IIE-SRF team. Initiate data maintenance for partner contact / account updates and other team data entry updates.
- Propose database and operational enhancements. Liaise with IIE-SRF team and IT for database maintenance.
- Edit, draft, and help conceptualize IIE-SRF’s public communications, including The Beacon newsletter, program documents, website content, PowerPoints, and media / op-eds.
- Conceptualize and develop program communications content for IIE-SRF’s social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
- Track and analyze performance of the IIE-SRF web presence, including website and social media platforms.
- Support design of graphics and charts for use in communications and outreach materials.
- Analyze and log grantee report form data for use in communications materials.
Education and Work Experience:
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
- Requires at least two years of related work experience.
- A writing sample may be requested if selected for an interview.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Five (5) years’ practical work experience strongly desired.
- Excellent communication skills, including superior writing and ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including demonstrated emotional intelligence and sensitivity for working with individuals from vulnerable groups. Superior attention to detail.
- Documented proficiency in MS Office suite of applications.
- Experienced with data entry and database management, preferably with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
- Experienced with providing exemplary customer experience with dedication and a commitment to create positive outcomes and to make processes more efficient.
- Demonstrated initiative, ability to innovate, and problem-solving skills, including to meet programmatic goals and commitments
- Experienced with editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Canva is preferred.
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.
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