Institute for International Cooperation and Development

IICD Michigan was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit educational organization in the state of Michigan. IICD Michigan is an independent non-profit. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that IICD Michigan is an organization as described in the revenue code 501(c) 3. This means that IICD is exempt from federal taxation of its activities and that donors can deduct donations to IICD from the income declared in their tax return.



Job Title:  International/National Relations Manager

JOB SITE: 56968 Dailey Road, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

JOB DUTIES: 1. Assist other management staff in creation and development of partner networks around the world where IICD Michigan works and plans to work, developing new partner possibilities for cooperation; 2. Cooperate with and maintain relationships with IICD Michigan’s project partners abroad and coordinate the projects in Africa and Latin America with IICD Michigan offices; 3. Identify target audience of individuals and companies for fundraising purposes; 4. Prepare press releases and information for other media; 5. Respond to requests for information about IICD Michigan's activities; 6. Develop and maintain IICD Michigan website; 7. Assist other management staff in recruitment of participants in IICD Michigan programs; 8. Be in charge of IICD Michigan’s international public relations. This includes relations with government agencies, NGOs and schools overseas with which IICD Michigan cooperates. 9. Make overall outreach strategy plan aka communication plan to target audience, monitor implementation, analyze the results of the implementation monthly to improve the plan for the following month, and supervise and oversee outreach activities carried out by IICD Michigan teachers and participants; and 10. Supervise the production process of videos, articles, reports and presentations made by program teachers and participants and ensure the quality of these products before use and distribution and to ensure compatibility with public relations efforts.

RATE OF PAY: $69,700.00 annual salary

EDUCATION: Four year degree (U.S. or foreign) or equivalent in the field of public relations, education or related field. Will accept educational equivalency evaluation prepared by qualified evaluation service or in accordance with 8 C.F.R. §214.2(h)(4)(iii)(D) .

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Three months experience working in a development organization in Africa, Latin America or another part of the developing world.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: Must be willing to travel a total of six weeks per year in Africa and Latin America.

EXPERIENCE: Three years experience in position as offered or as public relations manager, educator or related position.

CONTACT: Please mail cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Anne Katrine Wendelboe, Director, Instructional Development/Research, IICD Michigan, 56968 Dailey Road, Dowagiac, MI 49047 or e-mail cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Wendelboe at – no phone calls please This notice is being provided as a result of the filing of an application for permanent alien labor certification for the job opportunity described here. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application to the Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

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Leave Amenities Behind to Help Africa

Wyoming, MI – Johan Kazmirczak, a 25 year old native of Itaipulandia, Parana, Brazil is a person who has many reasons to be thankful.
He has shelter for a good night rest daily, a great job as a pharmacist in a hospital and a loving family who supports him in everything he does. For these reasons and many more, Kazmirczak has put his life on hold for an 18 month period to help others who are less fortunate.
In February 2013, the Brazilian man will travel to Africa, where he will spend six months participating in training programs to help local farmers, as well as projects to prevent the spread of AIDS.
For the past three months he has been preparing for the trip, taking classes, and learning about how his role will play into the African communities, at the Institute for International Cooperation and Development located in Dowagiac, MI, approximately 85 miles west of Wyoming.
On Friday November 30, 2012 Kazmirczak was at the entrance of Mexico Supermarket, located at 3355 Avenue S. Division seeking donations for the trip. From what we witnessed during our visit, the area’s Hispanic community is a caring community filled with great heart and compassion. Customer after customer, paid for their purchase and without saying a word, deposited their donations into the box the man was holding.
“My parents were volunteers in the church; they set the example for me to help others” Said Kazmirczak. “I have the time and desire to help those in Africa, there is much need there” he added. When asked about the date of his departure, he replied “I feel happy; it is a reality of a dream. When you help somebody, you are giving back twice.”
He is part of a team of likeminded people from various countries who will make the trip. This will be the first time he travels to Africa. While he has waived his salary to be a volunteer, he said he is very secure with the commitment he has made.
“I am ready,” said Kazmirczak “anxious to get to Africa and help with whatever I can.”

For Information on IICD Michigan and how you can help, please call 269.591.0518

To see the original article in Spanish visit El Informador ⓒ 2012


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