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Outreach and Selection Officer


Job posted by: Institute of International Education

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Job description

Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Conduct outreach activities in region to create awareness of the fellowship opportunity, including establishing and maintaining a functional and well-communicated schedule of regional outreach activities; making presentations to prospective students; attending fairs and conferences; hosting informational workshops and webinars; and, facilitating regional mailing campaigns, both virtual and hardcopy.
  • Coordinate the selection process for the region's applicants, arranging for travel, lodging, and meeting space for candidate interviews; providing on-site staffing and facilitation for interviews.
  • Manage the region-specific application process, including providing regional expertise on educational systems and credentials as part of the technical review of incoming applications; responding to applicant queries throughout the application process.
  • Participate in regular team meetings with the global program team, including joining conference calls, webinars, and in-person trainings.
  • Provide required data and activity reporting as required.
  • Provide regional insight on design and development of various project components throughout the program lifecycle, including: program outreach; application and selection management; and data capture and reporting.
  • Travel and participate in program events (domestic or international) as assigned (25%-50%)
  • Responsible for complying with applicable contract and sponsor requirements and following all IIE policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties and functions as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in higher education administration, international education, or related field preferred.

  • Four years of work experience, with at least two years of experience directly related to university admissions, enrollment management and/or administration of fellowship/scholarship programs.
  • International experience. Experience living or working overseas, preferably in an educational or non-profit environment, preferred.
  • Experience in student supervision/grantee management is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of the higher education landscape and prestigious graduate fellowship opportunities, particularly in the designated world region.
  • Demonstrated adaptability in dealing with changing circumstances.
  • Excellent commitment to quality and customer focus. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships.
  • Ability to maintain compliance with guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills, to convey information to individuals and groups of varying educational, cultural, and experience levels.
  • Diversity awareness and cross-cultural skills. Proven ability to work effectively across different world regions.
  • High level of integrity and accountability; ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters and communicate with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and scheduling skills with demonstrated ability to execute multiple projects on time and on budget.
  • Professionalism, maturity, and the ability to use diplomacy in difficult situations.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to apply


809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, 10017, US


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