Outreach and Alumni Engagement Officer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 12 March 2019

Job Description

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization working to create a more peaceful and just world through education, development, and exchange. We are seeking an experienced Outreach and Alumni Engagement Officer for the anticipated USAID-funded Leadership Activity in Burma. The project seeks to provide leadership training centered around scholarships in the U.S. to improve technical skills (including but not limited to economic affairs), promote tolerance of diversity, and advance Burma’s self-reliance.

The Outreach and Alumni Engagement Officer will design and implement an outreach and recruitment system that encourages diverse applicants to apply for scholarship opportunities through the Leadership Activity. S/he will also lead design and implementation of the project’s alumni engagement activities.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. If you are unable to access the position on our career’s page, you can submit your CV or resume and cover letter (in English) to: syed.zaidi@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for the position in the email body. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

• Design and implement an inclusive outreach and recruitment plan for program participants;
• Provide technical leadership and oversee the design and implementation of creative and cost-effective alumni activities;
• Establish relationships with key stakeholders as part of the project outreach strategy and facilitate linkages with project alumni;
• Build linkages with existing alumni networks and coordinate programming;
• Lead monitoring and evaluation of alumni activities to ensure high-quality delivery; and
• Contribute to work planning and quarterly and annual progress reporting for outreach and alumni activities.

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred;
• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience successfully supporting alumni engagement activities and/or supporting outreach for scholarship, fellowship, or exchange programs higher education institutions or donor-funded development programs; preferably in Burma or the region;
• Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in a fast-paced environment and strong track record of meeting deliverables;
• Excellent communication and diplomatic skills, with a professional level of verbal and written fluency in English and Burmese; Burmese nationals preferred;
• Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

About the Organization

Why World Learning

For more than 85 years, World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful, sustainable, and just world. Our education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, and strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society. With our support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.

As a thriving international nonprofit organization with impact in 150 countries, World Learning works across six major program areas. We’re hard at work improving global education to ensure schools and teachers have the tools they need to support students — including English language instruction through our TESOL teacher training. We encourage civic engagement in communities around the world, and we strengthen institutions so that they can best serve their constituencies. Our workforce developmentprograms help people cultivate the hard and soft skills they need to succeed. And we offer people-to-people exchanges for people of all ages who seek professional and academic enrichment.

All World Learning programs are grounded in five key approaches: experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management. We believe in partnering with local experts, organizations, and institutions to find solutions that will truly work for each community. Together, we create the foundations for a better tomorrow.

World Learning is a member of the World Learning Inc.Opens a New Window. family, which also includes The Experiment in International Living and School for International Training.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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