Outreach & Recruitment Officer – Fulbright Specialist Program

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 19 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 20 July 2018

Job Description

World Learning seeks an Outreach & Recruitment Officer to support the implementation of the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), administered on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Through the FSP approximately 425 U.S. academics and professionals each year engage in short-term collaborative projects (of between two- and six-weeks in length) at host institutions abroad that build capacity and mutual linkages. The Outreach and Recruitment Officer will play an important role in promoting the program and recruiting prospective Specialists, both academics and professionals, across diverse disciplines. In addition, this individual will assist in capturing and sharing programmatic impact across diverse communications platforms.

The position will run until November 1, 2018, and may be extended based on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Only candidates receiving interviews will be contacted.


  • Serve as the primary team member responsible for implementing outreach, recruitment and communications activities for the program including supporting the Program Manager in strategic planning and updating the annual FSP outreach and recruitment plan;
  • Lead targeted recruitment of individuals to serve as Specialists for open projects across all disciplines;
  • Develop and cultivate an informal network of institutions of higher education and professional associations and organizations in the U.S. to promote the FSP to prospective Specialists;
  • Design and conduct webinars and in-person presentations to prospective Specialists;
  • Coordinate exhibit hall space and attend select conferences in the U.S. to promote the FSP;
  • Design outreach materials including one-pagers, infographics, brochures, and posters to promote the program to both prospective Specialists and host institutions abroad;
  • Develop creative and compelling social media posts on a weekly basis;
  • Develop communications products in collaboration with World Learning’s Marketing and Communications team that highlight programmatic impact including alumni profiles on the FSP website and short video interviews;
  • Engage alumni in outreach and recruitment activities including designing toolkits for alumni to promote the program amongst their professional network, arranging for alumni to table alongside World Learning staff at conferences, and coordinating alumni participation in targeted events and meetings;
  • Assume other outreach, recruitment and communications activities as assigned.


  • Master’s degree plus three (3) years of related work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of related work experience;
  • Strong verbal communication and public speaking skills, as well as the ability to deliver engaging and dynamic presentations;
  • Excellent written communication skills in English;
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite design programs preferred;
  • Working knowledge and experience with popular social media platforms;
  • Familiarity with the U.S. higher education community and/or U.S. Department of State exchange programs highly desirable;
  • Excellent organizational ability, and a professional, energetic and positive demeanor;
  • Experience with living/studying/working abroad;

Please note this position is currently funded through November 1, 2018; further employment is conditional upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

About the Organization

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 development programs 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. family, which also includes The Experiment in International Living and School for International Training.

More information

Job Description - Outreach & Recruitment Officer 7-18.pdf

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