Assistant Director for Intercultural Learning and Program Director for Mozaiko LLC, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Deadline: May 7, 2021.
The Assistant Director for Intercultural Learning & Program Director for Mozaiko Living-Learning Community reports to the Director of Cranwell International Center and serves as the leader of intercultural learning efforts within Cranwell International Center and the Mozaiko Living-Learning Community.
The selected individual must be a seasoned educator with an unrelenting commitment to student success, learning, and diversity, with a Master’s degree in intercultural communication, language education, international affairs, counseling, student affairs, higher education administration, or related field.
Program Assistant, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled.
Weave’s Program Assistant works across each of Weave’s strategic priorities to ensure the operational efficiency and relational focus of the Weave team. This role serves as the primary contact for all inquiries to Weave, offering a warm response to emails, social media, community hub posts, and website correspondence. The Program Assistant will work with Weave team members to coordinate speaking engagements, manage relationships with Weave’s supporters, and support logistics for Weave events.
The Assistant must be highly organized with an ability to monitor and manage multiple moving workstreams to accomplish project success. The Program Assistant is also a skilled communicator and will write correspondence to Weavers and Weave supporters along with content for Weave’s website and social media. The ideal candidate has passion for Weave’s mission, enjoys organizing effective systems, and is at ease getting to know new people of all backgrounds.
Weave: The Social Fabric Project was started by columnist David Brooks and the Aspen Institute in May of 2018 to counter a culture of hyper-individualism in the US that has left Americans divided, isolated and unhappy. This crisis of connection and decline in social trust has led to rising rates of addiction and suicide, persistent inequality and discrimination, and gridlocked politics. Yet in every community, some people have chosen to weave the social fabric by investing in relationships, making commitments to others and creating connection. These “Weavers” are all different. Some work at a suicide hotline, a mentoring program or in schools. Others run a coffee shop where everybody feels at home. Still others just gather neighbors to talk or stop to listen when they see someone distraught. They lead with love, creating countercultural islands where connection and community are more important than ego and self. You will find their stories at WeAreWeavers.org.
Communications and Outreach Consultant, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 29 April 2021.
UNESCO, in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace, is developing an ambitious initiative to strengthen the evidence base on intercultural dialogue as an instrument for sustainable and inclusive peacebuilding. More specifically, work is being undertaken to develop a novel dataset, measuring the enabling environment and impact of intercultural dialogue. The ultimate desired impact of the initiative is to strengthen the effectiveness of intercultural dialogue as an instrument for peacebuilding, enhancing the political and financial commitments to support it (by demonstrating its effectiveness), and offering practical insights to improve operational interventions to support it.
After ongoing work to collect and analyse the data is completed, several key outputs will be produced to present the findings, including: 1) a global report, exploring key trends and insights from the data, along with complementary analysis and reflection; 2) an online ‘barometer’, presenting the data by country and domain, along with associated analysis and methodological clarifications; 3) pilot policy dialogues to mobilise country-level operational responses in response to the insights provided by the data.
To raise awareness of these outputs, encourage engagement with the insights they provide, and build support for onward actions to mobilise them operationally, a comprehensive communications and outreach effort will be made. The Communications and Outreach Consultant will be responsible for these efforts, under the direct supervision of an Associate Programme Specialist in UNESCO’s Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section, and under the overall responsibility of the Chief of the Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section. The Consultant will work in close cooperation with the various services responsible for communications within UNESCO (including the Sector’s Executive Office and Communications Officer, and the Department for Public Information). The consultant will also liaise closely with the communications team at the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Director of Global Initiatives, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona. Deadline: March 10, 2021.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is conducting an international search for a Director of Global Initiatives to lead the School’s growing international education and outreach initiatives. The Director will be responsible for managing the office of Cronkite Global Initiatives as well as leading the School’s curricular and co-curricular international efforts.
For nearly two decades, Cronkite Global Initiatives has fostered meaningful connections among Cronkite students, staff and faculty and international media professionals, scholars and citizens and worked to advance the practice and teaching of journalism and media communications around the world. The Cronkite School is home to the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program in journalism.
Editor, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 21 January 2021.
This position is located in the Information Services Unit of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris and reports to the Information Services Team Leader. Under the supervision of the Team leader and in close collaboration with other team members, the incumbent is in charge of reviewing, revising and editing IIEP documents, such as manuscripts, concept notes, web news, institutional documents, etc. The incumbent supports in particular IIEP move towards e-publications, including through the provision of advise and assistance in this regard to IIEP staff. Because of the public nature IIEP content, the incumbent must demonstrate very good editorial skills and sound judgement in order to maintain IIEP’s excellent reputation.
Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for Multicultural Programs, under Dean for Student Life-Office of Multicultural Programs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. Deadline: December 27, 2020.
Will report directly to the assistant dean of intercultural engagement for multicultural programs and coordinate existing efforts committed to diversity education and convene staff and students in the development and sustainability of new efforts; increase the volume and visibility of diversity efforts through the OMP and broadening the impact of these efforts; and support MIT’s mission. OMP has a three-prong approach with goals of support, celebration, and education/engagement. To achieve these goals, will focus efforts on leadership and support for dedicated student affinity spaces, including cultural centers and student groups; outreach to and support of students and student organizations; and incorporate social justice education, programming, and resources into the fabric of MIT to support a community of diverse learners within a multicultural context.
Advisor for Communication and Information, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO, Rabat, Morocco. Deadline: December 26, 2020.
The Advisor for Communication and Information, under the direct supervision of the Director of UNESCO Office in Rabat and the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General, Communication and Information (ADG/CI) as well as in close cooperation with staff of CI Sector at Headquarters (Directors, Chiefs of Section, Programme Specialists) and in Field Offices of the region, is responsible for developing, planning and managing a programme of work and as a team leader may manage, supervise and guide a team of staff to ensure the delivery of programme initiatives and project activities, from funding proposals to project design to evaluation and reporting.
Faculty Lecturer / Director- Academic Fellows Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Deadline: December 15, 2020.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) seeks an innovative, dynamic, and student-centered Faculty Lecturer to direct the Academic Fellows Program (AFP), which serves the approximately 2000 SBS undergraduate students who identify as first-generation, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and/or from families with low incomes. The goals of AFP are to ensure equity; foster a sense of belonging and community; provide holistic support for students’ academic, professional development, civic, and personal pursuits; and close the opportunity gap for historically marginalized students.
The Lecturer/Director will teach two courses per semester, including an Integrative Experience (IE) course and a team-based-learning (TBL) course, and will serve as a faculty mentor and sponsor for senior theses, independent studies, and internships. Teaching assignments may also include a research seminar, an advanced transfer student seminar, a cohort-based internship seminar, or a first-year seminar.
Media and Communications Manager, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London, London, UK. Deadline: 30 November 2020.
The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is looking for a Media and Communications Manager to contribute to the development and implementation of IIPP’s research strategy and manage its growing grant, consultancy and philanthropic portfolio. Situated in a globally top university, IIPP is demonstrating impact and influence, including training the next generation of civil servants, bringing together leading global policy-making institutions, and establishing partnerships to address global challenges. IIPP applies its critical thinking to four core areas of activity: research and thought leadership; teaching and training; influencing public policy; and engaging the broader public in its work and ideas.
Building IIPP’s brand and its relationships with media and global partners in academia, business, the public sector and civil society organisations will be central to its work. The Media and Communications Manager will be a key role and will lead on the development and implementation of an integrated communication. This role offers an opportunity for a committed Media and Communications Manager to play a key role in this Institute. While the primary purpose of the role is to develop communication strategies and build a supporting communications team, the role holder will be very hands on. The post-holder will be responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring of a comprehensive communication, media and public relations strategy that will enhance IIPP’s image and position within the marketplace and constituent communities whilst also ensuring alignment with UCL and Faculty strategies.
Director and CEO Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 23 November 2020.
The Director is expected to lead on increasing the policy and public salience of India as a crucial partner in Australia’s future, and of Australia as a crucial partner in India’s future; and providing thought-leadership on the nature of a closer and mutually-beneficial partnership. Demonstrating a track record of deep engagement in Australia-India relations, we are seeking someone with a highly collaborative style, drawing on the University of Melbourne’s India expertise, India expertise in other universities and sectors, and networks and relationships with leaders in academia, government, non-government organisations, industry and business, to enrich public awareness and discussion of Australia’s and India’s importance to each other.
The Director will be responsible for the operational management of the Institute and must play a leading role in determining the strategic direction of the Institute through the development of a strategic plan and annual program of activities.