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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IICD Michigan is a non-profit organization. As a private independent entity, the school raises its own funds. A part of the funds come from tuition fees and grants, and another part comes from the school’s own income generating activities:

  • A clothes collection based in Detroit with 500 collection boxes, which has saved 6.000 cubic yards of landfiill as per 2010 and which prevents the emission of around 15 million lbs of CO2 per year, while also providing a source of funds to support the school’s training programs.
  • A Garden Farm that supplies the school with fresh organic vegetables in the growing season, as well as fruit trees and beehives for honey, saving food expenses and providing healthy produce for everyone.

The school, that is you and we, teachers and students. We run the school together, from cooking, cleaning, maintenance, food production, organization and planning. In this way, we save money and keep tuition fees low by not having practical staff employed, and at the same time, everyone learns a variety of different practical and organizational skills.

The teams manage their own economy and budget, keeping track of and taking decisions on what to spend for the program, materials, food, transport and travel, in addition to the fixed amount for running the institution.


When you enroll for a course, you pay a non-refundable enrollment fee. Before you start on the course, you pay a tuition fee. The enrollment fee and the tuition fee together cover a part of the expenses for the course. You will cover the remaining expenses in several ways, depending on which course you enroll for:

The Fighting with The Poor teams will go for weekend fundraising actions as a part of the program. Each team will have a common fundraising goal, giving you the challenging but rewarding task of sticking together to reach the goal and taking the necessary decisions and discussions about how you will do it and how everyone can contribute in the best way.

The Pedagogy Licentiate teams (only for USA citizens) will earn money during a three month saving-up period as well as in the work and practice periods throughout the program. Each team will have common economy throughout the course, sharing the responsibility for income and expenses.

Raising funds as an integral part of the course will teach you to take charge, to plan and organize, to go for a goal and succeed, to stick together in the team, and to have stamina and be productive while doing physical or other work. Moreover, it means that you do not accumulate debt during the course.

The amount of the tuition fee will vary, depending on the length and type of the course you are joining and which year you plan to start. When you contact us about enrolling for a course, we will go through the detailed economy with you and answer any questions you may have. You do not have to be rich to join a course at IICD Michigan, and we have many experiences in how students can earn and save up to pay the tuition fee.