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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However out of whack and outside our influence, modern globalization thrusts forward, seemingly on a course and with a speed of its own, powered by huge economic interests and directed by powerful political elites, steamrolling human needs and noble aspirations in its track, and on its way selling out our natural and only habitat. It is, for good and for worse, our world, and we cannot just escape it, pretending to go off on a private tangent, busy with our own life, avoiding to see the consequences of world politics as they are acted out in our time, or to take a personal stand to the realities of The Poor, who constitute more than half of mankind; caught in a whirlwind of wars, hunger, illness and repression, without land, without means, without work or education, and without basic human rights.

This course ‘Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder with the Poor’ takes a courageous and futuristic view of the world. You will dare to look the problems and the big issues of our present time right in the eye, understanding the forces and politics at play, acknowledging the real consequences, and not just seen from one place but on a global scale. You will study and dig into the problems and potentials of our future world, not just using conventional narratives, but finding your own way to new knowledge, using your own experiences and own reasoning. You will dare to dream and envision a future for “We the People” while you battle with the big issues at hand, pointing to modern, lively, inclusive, and sustainable ways and solutions that we can be proud to represent. You will be a contributing member of a team of participants who come from vastly different backgrounds, experiences, and countries, who have left their comfort zones to fulfill the need to do for others. You will live in a community that is moving towards being self sufficient in food, water, and energy, and you will be involved in the practicalities and implementation of achieving IICD’s sustainability. You will be an important part of governing IICD, delegating and taking responsibilities for the running of this project, and you will go out with your team conducting investigations, contributing to local communities, and organizing outreach and fundraising activities to secure the economy of your program.

Through your studies during the first 6 months at IICD, you hone your understanding of the big issues of our time and add to your general knowledge base, thus training your ability to act in the present time and in the future. You study diligently, dig to the core of the matter, and find your own truth and understanding of the complicated questions and issues that we all face now and in the future.