Careers and Opportunities

As a small team with huge ambitions, we are always on the lookout for the next great addition to our team. Whether a full or part time employee, intern, or volunteer, everyone becomes part of our dedicated team and is eager to make a substantial contribution to Fulbright and the mission of our organization. We rely heavily on volunteers and interns to help us expand our organizational capabilities. If you are interested in helping us advance the mission of the Association in a capacity not listed here, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Chapter Relations and Membership Manager

POSITION: Manager, Chapter Relations and Membership

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

                                                                                                                                                           

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1976, the Fulbright Association (FA) is the alumni association of the Fulbright Scholarship Program in the United States.  Fulbright Scholars travel to 165 countries to teach, research, and engage in ways that promote peace and understanding.  Returning scholars and other alumni join the FA to magnify the impact of the Fulbright experience by advocating for the program to Congress and by offering international educational programs: community outreach, events sponsored by 50 chapters nationwide, a national conference, and “impact” travel.  The FA also awards the prestigious Fulbright Prize to world leaders.  Previous recipients include Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Doctors without Borders.

This year, the FA is focused on expanding advocacy efforts, working with chapters to share the Fulbright experience with communities nationwide, expanding membership with clear messaging and marketing, piloting a networking portal for members, developing an enriched digital presence in social media, and supporting chapters through development grants and other services.  Chapter Relations and Membership will play a vital role in the success of the Association, helping to raise the profile of the Fulbright community, to drive membership and engagement, and to ensure the effectiveness of advocacy and educational programs.

POSITION

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, with a dotted reporting line to the Deputy Director, the Manager will support chapters and members in ways that are contemporary, dynamic, creative and measurable in impact.  We welcome applications from dedicated, hard-working and detail-oriented professionals who have worked with dispersed and varied stakeholders, and who believe in the mission of international exchange and understanding.  The Manager plays a central role in helping the Association realize a growing vision of chapter engagement focused on community outreach and grassroots advocacy for the Fulbright program.  S/he will help drive individual membership growth and satisfaction in outreach and advocacy, as well, providing strong and effective operational management.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Role and Responsibilities: Chapter Relations

  • Oversee and manage chapter relations for the FA, providing guidance and assistance to leaders in 50 chapters nationwide, including support for program development, event planning, and board governance and elections.
  • Supporting and in coordination with the Chapter Advisory Board, organize and provide regular training sessions, online and in person, to chapter leaders in areas such as governance, program development, community outreach and political advocacy.
  • Help chapter leaders to focus resources on community outreach and grassroots advocacy by building relations with partner institutions, preparing presentation materials, and identifying sponsors.
  • Provide guidance and assistance in the formation of new chapters, supporting founders as they adopt bylaws, recruit and provide orientation to other leaders, and launch programming.
  • Administer and manage grants received by the FA to support chapter development, including the proposal process, selection of awards, oversight of programmatic requirements, and reporting to grant providers. Offer recommendations and implement improvements to this system to promote innovation and effective programming while lessening administrative burdens.  Collaborate with the Finance Consultant on grant disbursement and expenditures.  Provide impact analyses.
  • In coordination with the Communications and Marketing Manager, assist chapters with creating and updating websites, and promoting and celebrating activities on social media and other outlets.

Role and Responsibilities: Membership

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, set goals and agree upon strategy for driving growth in individual memberships year on year.
  • Coordinate with partner institutions, such as the US Department of State and the Institute of International Education, to build and maintain databases of Fulbright alumni. Oversee shared and FA membership databases to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date.
  • In coordination with the Communications and Marketing Manager, promote membership by developing recruitment materials and marketing to prospects.
  • Manage, drive and track membership enrollments, including renewal of lapsed memberships.
  • Provide support as needed to the Deputy Director to drive institutional membership campaigns. (Institutional memberships are held primarily by universities.)
  • Manage efforts to pilot a networking, digital platform for members, in collaboration with partners such as international Fulbright commissions.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

 Required

  • Strong project management skills with ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, effectively prioritize, and coordinate with multiple external suppliers to keep projects on schedule.
  • 2 years of experience working with multiple stakeholders in a complex and fast-moving environment, preferably in membership-related positions serving multiple locations.
  • Ability to navigate conflicting needs and difficult situations involving multiple stakeholders, with the patience, maturity, and negotiating skills to resolve problems.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent technical and database skills with experience using web and social media tools, a self-starter who enjoys learning independently and adept at learning new software and technology tools.
  • Strong internal and external communication skills, proficient in communicating with staff, board members, association members, marketing suppliers, media, and international partners.
  • Highly detail-oriented with a willingness to work to exacting standards for accuracy and data integrity/protection.

Preferred

  • 5 years of professional experience with evidence of implementing strategy and cross-institutional coordination that drives membership growth.
  • Expertise and experience in database management and CRM systems like Salesforce. Familiarity with fundraising platforms like Raiser’s Edge and advocacy platforms like SalsaLabs would be ideal.
  • Experience working for alumni organizations, membership associations, nonprofits or NGOs.
  • Experience in international relations or development, working or living internationally, or working with international audiences.
  • Fulbright alumni and those familiar with the FA chapter system.

Personal Attributes

  • Positive, enthusiastic, passion for the Fulbright mission and values aligned with social innovation.
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritize, get things done, and drive results.
  • Adaptive willingness to roll up your sleeves and ability to work with limited resources.
  • Collaborative team player and enjoys working as part of team to accomplish the mission.
  • Innovative, creative, entrepreneurial mindset and passion for learning.

TIMELINE AND APPLICATION PACKET

This is a full-time position with benefits, working onsite in the Washington, DC office with customary business hours.  Annual salary range is $50-$55,000, depending on experience and skills.

The deadline to submit all items is May 1, 2017.  The ideal start date is early to mid-May.

All interested candidates should submit the following items in their application packets via email:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample (2)
  • List of References (2)

E-mail: info@fulbright.org
Attn: Alison Aadland

Communications Intern

Join our lively team in a fast-paced, international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We’re offering an unpaid internship to upper-level undergraduates (junior and above) and graduate students. Detail-oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Fulbright Association is a nonprofit started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of 70 international Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance people-to-people understanding, international diplomacy and service in communities around the world. 

Internship Details

Purpose: To expand engagement of Fulbright alumni, increase visibility for the Fulbright effect and alumni impact stories and elevate the brand with alumni, legislators, media and the public.

Overview: Communications intern provides hands-on support for advocacy, donor and membership campaigns; alumni eNewsletters and our social media, blog and website. 

Duties include:

  • Website: Update content & images to promote alumni stories, news, events, service and advocacy. Research, write & edit content. Edit images & videos (bonus). Upload into WordPress CMS.
  • Blog: Interview alumni to write articles on the Fulbright effect, research & summarize advocacy news & actions and coordinate & edit articles from participants on Fulbright service programs.
  • Social Media: Write, research & post content on social media to promote alumni stories, news, events, service, membership, fundraising appeals & advocacy. Research & share content from alumni, chapters, university members & partners in international education & foreign relations. Expand our social media connections, followers & engagement.
  • eNewsletters: Interview Fulbrighters & chapter leaders to write alumni stories, promote events & programs, report relevant news. Research & coordinate with partners for advocacy updates & news in education, international exchange & foreign relations. Setup emails & lists in MailChimp.
  • Campaigns: Collaborate with & support staff with campaign strategy, planning, execution & outreach for advocacy, fundraising & membership campaigns.
  • Calls: All staff & interns participate in membership & donor renewal calls & some admin tasks.


Hours:
15-20 hours per week, unpaid. Exact schedule to be set with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located at 1900 L St, NW, Washington, DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 

We are currently seeking a Communications intern for Spring and Summer openings. Please contact us for more information.


Required:

  • Excellent writer of articles & promotional content for website, social media & email.
  • Some experience with website, blog and/or email technology (WordPress, MailChimp, etc.)
  • Some experience using social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube) & knowledge of how to use it effectively to promote events, programs & membership
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Powerpoint & Excel
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to figure out how to get things done
  • Good at managing multiple tasks & driven to meet fast turnaround deadlines
  • Adept at quickly learning new software & marketing tools
  • Pursuing degree & coursework in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or Business


Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of WordPress (web updates), Mailchimp (distribute emails), Buffer or HootSuite (social media tool)
  • Experience working with school newspaper or organization’s website or blog (bonus)
  • Some design skills in Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator (bonus)
  • Coursework in international affairs, international business, political science or education (bonus)
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright Program, experience on study abroad or exchange (bonus)
  • Passion for international travel & curiosity for other cultures

To apply send your resume, cover letter and 3 brief writing samples (e.g. sample social media posts, blog or professional email announcements) to:

info@fulbright.org
202.775.0725

Accounting Intern

Job Description:

The Accounting Intern will directly assist the Finance Team with a wide range of projects related to expense report auditing and documentation, revenue reconciliation and processing.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Finance can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of accounting. This is an unpaid internship, hours are flexible, Tuesday and Thursday preferred.

Who We Are:

The Fulbright Association is an organization that engages current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong opportunities that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy and dialogue on global issues.

The Fulbright Association serves approximately 8,500 individual and institutional members throughout the United States. The Association provides information on international education and exchange through its web site, annual conferences, and other special events held by the Association’s national office and regional chapters in the U.S.

Reports to: Finance Consultant

Location: Washington DC

The Accounting Intern will learn the practical application of:

  • Learning reimbursement systems and assisting with revenue processing.
  • Assist Finance Consultant with financial analysis of actual projected expenses.
  • Assisting with accounts payable and receivables.
  • Assisting with audit preparation.
  • Completing miscellaneous, special Finance projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Current or recent enrollment in an undergraduate degree or graduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Accounting, or non-profit management/administrative fields.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially in Excel) and internet applications.

To apply: Submit resume to info@fulbright.org

Development and Membership Intern

Come join our lively team in a fast paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We are offering an unpaid internship to upper level undergraduate and graduate students (junior and above). Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.

The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues.

Internship Details

Purpose: To drive Fulbrighter engagement and fundraising while supporting brand development. Specifically, our intern will provide hands-on support in the areas of business development, sales, membership and fundraising.

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Intern duties include:

  • Work on development strategy and plan;
  • Develop fundraising and membership materials
  • Conduct active business development (audience research, outreach via email and phone);
  • Schedule development meetings;
  • Work with communications intern on audience data projects;
  • Work with communications senior manager on messaging and value proposition development;

 

Hours:
Between 15-20 hours. One communications intern is needed for both semesters, summer and winter session. Exact schedule to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located at Farragut North, 1900 L Street NW, Suite 302 Washington, DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

 

Required Skills/Interests:

  • Pursuing a degree in Communications, journalism, marketing or sales
  • Some experience with social media and website technology (Word Press, email platforms)
  • Track record of success in front-facing roles with sales, engagement and/or event responsibilities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills 

 

Preferred:

  • Pursuing a degree related to international education, curriculum development international business, Foreign Service, or related fields
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Experience in fundraising at a non-profit
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad

 

To apply send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to:

info@fulbright.org
202.775.0725

Government Affairs Intern

Come join our lively team in a fast paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We are offering an unpaid internship to upper level undergraduate and graduate students (junior and above). Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.

The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues. 

Internship Details

Purpose: To drive Fulbright advocacy initiatives with legislators (global), members, coalition partners and media. 2016 is the 70th Anniversary of the program. During this year, we will carry out community-wide advocacy efforts through the 60-chapter U.S. network.

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Intern duties include:

  • Work on content strategy and development;
  • Research, relevant Congressional reps;
  • Monitor policy updates and craft member alerts;
  • Drive social media and grassroots campaigns;
  • Provide technical assistance and content for social media efforts;
  • Attend relevant advocacy and government affairs meetings with industry councils and congressional committees
  • Collect relevant information and draft content for setting up blogs and stories for monthly e-newsletter (from the Hill and our members visits);
  • Assist members and chapters in using the website to post grassroots events and stories;
  • Create advocacy training webinar and materials for attendees and chapters;
  • Work on data strategy and implementation;
  • Work on PR strategy and campaigns (to include advocacy work);
  • Provide administrative assistance for membership, chapter related announcements, general admin, advocacy, fundraising opportunities and research.

 

Hours:

Between 15-20 hours per week, unpaid (minimum of 15 hours per week). Exact schedule to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located in Farragut North at 1900 L St NW, Suite 302, Washington DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Required Stills/Interests:

  • Pursuing a degree in English or political and/or foreign affairs
  • Some experience with social media and webinar technology
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

 

Preferred:

  • Pursuing a degree related to international business or related fields
  • Some previous experience with Congressional or State legislator/campaigns
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad

 

To apply send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to:

info@fulbright.org
202.775.0725

Chapters and Program Intern

Come join our lively team in a fast paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We are offering an unpaid internship to upper level undergraduate and graduate students (junior and above). Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.

The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues. 

Internship Details

Purpose: To support the Fulbright Association’s national 60-chapter network in the development of programs, management of chapter grants and communication with chapters on membership and finances. Our intern will provide hands-on support in the areas of grant management, membership, and event management.

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Intern duties include:

  • Organize event logistics and outreach plan;
  • Communicate with chapters regarding current membership lists;
  • Review chapter grant applications;
  • Work with Senior Director on value proposition;
  • Assist members and chapters in member engagement activities;
  • Attend local chapter events;
  • Assist in event planning including budgeting, researching and communicating with vendors, managing attendance lists etc.

Hours:

Between 15-20 hours. Exact schedule to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located in Farragut North, 1900 L Street NW, Suite 302 Washington, DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Required Skills/Interests:

  • Some experience with social media and website technology (Word Press, email platforms)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite especially Word and Excel
  • Some experience in event planning
  • Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred:

  • Pursuing a degree related to international education, curriculum development international business, Foreign Service, or related fields
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
  • Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with the Fulbright program
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
  • Experience with international travel or study abroad

 

To apply send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to:

info@fulbright.org
202.775.0725

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