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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Importantly, the school is a boarding school. This lets the school entail and promote a rich panoply of many aspects of learning and working together, theoretical as well as practical, thus in sum constituting a broad and exacting experience for you to carry on and take with you during your next challenges in life. Apart from the daily day training and learning activities within the school’s program, many other, colorful and diverse activities will take place while you are in residence at the school.
Frankly speaking, you are in for a learning experience with a high yield, reading and understanding books, preparing for what the next period will bring, discussing and debating the big issues of our time and world and the future of humanity, going on travels and investigations, alternating between working in your own company and in your groups, and working with the practical and encouraging endeavors of running all the school’s daily affairs and its shared boarding life and facilities: tending the garden farm, renovating the kitchen, crafting the menus for the next month, enjoying nature, discussing own future, doing sports together and many more intensely interesting topics and matters to treat and get hold of. You will no doubt benefit from these and many more aspects of the school’s environment and activities. The panoply of accessories to the school’s solid training and life will add to and further enhance your interest, results and the human quality built up through the program and the shared life.

The participant will do a practical effort in our contemporary world to instruct in development by making knowledge and action ONE tool, a tool for change for the betterment of all.
Knowledge is power. Action is the way in which knowledge can be processed for the good, or for the detriment of people, societies, and the future. Often it is seen that knowledge is the tool used by some while actions are done by others. Knowledge without action is making things stillborn. An action without knowledge leads nowhere.
For us, working development, this combination is essential for mobilizing people to create positive change, and including the political demands, it is also the challenge.