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The World Affairs Council Education Coordinator/ Bodine High School for International Affairs Liaison

The World Affairs Council Education Coordinator and Bodine High School for International Affairs Liaison divides their time between working at the World Affairs Council’s office in Center City, Philadelphia, and at the Bodine High School for International Affairs. The primary responsibilities of the education coordinator is to assist the Education Department in the logistical planning and implementation of educational programs for middle and high school students. The Education Coordinator also serves as liaison to the Bodine High School for International Affairs, where primary responsibilities center on facilitating the curriculum development and teaching of a two-semester Global Studies elective aimed at deepening students’ understanding of complex world issues from multiple perspectives.

This is a full-time, ten-month position (September- June) that reports to the Vice President of Education.

Salary: $35,000 (44 weeks)

About the World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to creating a more informed citizenry on matters of national and international significance by providing education, discourse and informational resources to individual and corporate members, students, teachers and the general public.

About Bodine High School for International Affairs
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia co-founded the Bodine High School for International Affairs in 1981 with the School District of Philadelphia. Bodine is a small special-admission school that features a humanities-centered college preparatory program and offers the International Baccalaureate diploma.

Responsibilities include:

Education Coordinator

  • Support the Education Department with administrative and technological needs
  • Help plan and implement programs focused on international affairs, foreign policy, global economics and culture for middle and high school students
  • Research and draft briefing materials for middle and high school global simulation programs
  • Assist with planning receptions and programs for students, teachers, individual Council members, and corporate sponsors
  • Assist with department web design, online content management, and A/V needs

Bodine Liaison

  • Promote, recruit, and prepare a cohort of Bodine students for World Affairs Council global education programs, most notably the International Student Summit (Fall) and the Global Economic Forum (Spring).
  • Collaborate with Council Education Department and Bodine faculty to produce and facilitate a two-semester freshman Global Studies course
  • Represent the Council and the school at appropriate international education meetings and recruitment/orientation events and fairs.
  • Carry out assignments at the Council’s public speaker events, including chaperoning students, ushering, etc.
  • Assume other responsibilities consistent with the missions of the Council’s Education Department and Bodine High School

Skills:

  • Excellent writing, analytical and public speaking skills
  • Strong educational program development skills, creativity and initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with youth, especially those from underserved and/or low-income, urban populations
  • Excellent time management and multitasking abilities
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Strong Background in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Publisher), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere) and social media tools

Qualifications:

  • B.A. required, M.A. preferred in international affairs, education or related field
  • Program planning, curriculum and course development with high school students highly preferred
  • Experience working with youth in an urban public school environment
  • 2+ years’ experience in an educational setting preferred
  • Travel abroad experience preferred

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@wacphila.org. Please specify "Education Coordinator/ Bodine High School for International Affairs Liaison" in the subject line of the email. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.
 

Internship Opportunities

Please be sure to read the application policies to the right before you submit your application materials.

We cannot accept your materials if you do not follow these instructions.

The Whole Truth PBS Television Show Intern

Intern will work with the Programs staff to assist with the Council’s PBS television show, The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower. Tasks will focus on research and writing for episode topics, scripts, potential speakers for each episode, speaker contact information, and speaker invitations. The intern will also be expected to help with building and maintaining a website for The Whole Truth, separate from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia website, and will utilize a Content Management System (CMS) on a platform to be determined. This internship will report to the Programs Coordinator and requires between 10 and 15 hours a week. Other tasks will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Membership Marketing Intern

Intern will work with Membership and Corporate Development staff to assist with new marketing and branding initiatives.  The preferred candidate will have knowledge of an array of marketing strategies and will have administrative office experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a solid understanding of the MS Office Suite.  The intern will be expected to take initiative in proposing creative ideas to the Membership and Corporate Development staff for rebranding of Membership materials and documents, both in digital and physical formats.  Working knowledge of website design, Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, and Hootsuite is preferred.  

Corporate / Membership Administrative Intern

Intern will work with Membership staff and the Director of Corporate and Sustaining Membership to assist with a wide range of tasks related to the Council's work with donor relations, member retention and acquisition, corporate sponsors, and the Council's Board of Directors. The preferred candidate will have administrative office experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a solid understanding of the MS Office Suite, experience using office equipment, web research experience, and the ability to prioritize projects, remain highly organized, and take initiative. The intern will be expected to learn basic use of Raiser's Edge (the Council's donor management and event planning software), which is integral to all tasks. Tasks include (but are not limited to) the following: Assist in keeping the individual member database and online e-mail database current; process and execute weekly and monthly mailings for gift acknowledgment and membership dues; assist with program registration preparation; prepare profiles on potential corporate and individual members through online and database research; update contact information; prepare for and attend Council speaker and education programs; support other departments and the Council's mission as needed.

Education Intern

Intern will work closely with the Council's Education team to assist with a wide range of tasks related to the planning and implementation of student programs, such as the Council's International Student Summit, Global Economic Forum, Summer Global Leadership Seminar, and Student Diplomat Program / Jr. Model United Nations. Tasks include researching topic information, identifying appropriate expert speakers, helping to conceptualize and produce student enrichment programs, attending programs and assisting with event responsibilities, as well as providing administrative support, as needed.

Programs / Communication Intern

Intern will work with the Programs staff to assist with a wide range of tasks related to the planning and implementation of speaker events. Tasks will focus mostly on audience development and research; updating outdated contact information in the database; researching potential new organizations, groups, or university/college programs and departments for upcoming event audiences; communication with cooperating organizations; and promotion of events to local universities and schools during the main portion of the program year. Tasks may also include researching and gathering speaker and topic information for potential and planned events; drafting program descriptions and podium remarks; promoting programs and events on the Council's social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; and providing administrative support, as needed. The Programs / Communication Intern is expected to attend most (preferably all) programs and help with event management responsibilities, which may require occasional early morning or evening hours. The preferred candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong phone etiquette, and knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on strong Microsoft Excel skills.

Travel Intern

Intern will work with Travel staff to assist with a wide range of tasks related to the planning and implementation of tours. Tasks include researching and photocopying substantive articles for pre-trip reading information; assisting with tour promotion; data entry; and acting as support for various administrative duties. In addition to skills applicable to all departments, Travel prefers someone who is familiar with foreign affairs journals and think tank biases. Travel seeks an intern who is available two half-days or one full day per week.

Internship Opportunities

The Council is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016. Applications are no longer being accepted for Summer 2016.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and brief writing sample to Careers (careers@wacphila.org). You will not be considered unless you include all three.

Please specify the area(s) with which you would be interested in interning.

You will only be contacted if you are chosen for an interview. Because of the volume of applications the Council receives, we cannot respond to every applicant.

No phone calls, please.


Internships are unpaid and are open to college undergraduates and recent graduates with a strong interest in international affairs. The Council does not accept high school students for internships. Greater consideration will be given to students applying for an internship tied to college credit.

Internships are typically a full semester:
Fall: August - December (apply by mid-July)
Spring: January - May (apply by early December)
Summer: May - August (apply by mid-April)

The ideal candidate should be reliable, self-motivated, possess strong computer skills, the ability to work independently as well as in a team, a good command of English, and strong writing and researching skills. We seek a commitment of approximately 8-10 hours per week (1 full day or two half-days preferred.) Interns are encouraged to attend the Council's speaker events when possible (unless required by department). College credit can be arranged. Reasonable travel expenses are covered.

Click here to apply (careers@wacphila.org)