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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The school’s learning and teaching is a rare bird and definitely out of the ordinary. It has each student and the student body in the middle of everything and playing the leading part. This is deepened through a collectively based organization of the school’s program. The content and methods used within teaching and learning demand that all, students and teachers alike, act together both theoretically and practically within the program topics and their elements of life and learning, as well as within all matters of running the school and its everyday.


At IICD Michigan, you can expect to do a lot, learn a lot, and experience a lot. Your studies and work are about life important stuff. You will be challenged on many fronts, you will be busy and productive, and you will through the program grow and develop as an individual and as part of the collective comprising your teammates and teachers.

So we urge you to get the most of it. Do not hold back, but throw yourself into the program with gusto and take part in planning, constructing and shaping it in every way. Immerse yourself in all the many areas of school life. Enjoy the practical work and become good at it. Learn about and speak out about the pressing and urgent issues facing humankind and our fellow species on this globe. Ponder, investigate, study and discuss – with your teammates and with the many people you meet. Find solutions for how we must act, and try out the solutions. Do things you never thought you could do, like going on investigation, traveling on the cheap, meeting strangers and making friends with them. Find out what the news media does not tell you, and realize how much you can do when you act in unison with others.

In short, we encourage you to grab all the opportunities the program has to offer, and go for it full throttle, getting the very most out of it.