Position: Constituent Relations and Communications Coordinator

Location: Remote within the US, but very strong preference for those in DC, Maryland, Virginia, or New York

Hours: full time exempt. Flexible start / end times for the workday. Weekend and evening work may be needed.

Travel: Occasional domestic travel may be possible.

Compensation: $38,000 per year; health care stipend; vacation and sick leave; retirement contribution after one year; stipend for education/student loan repayment/professional development after one year

Other: COVID vaccination required.

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) seeks a Constituent Relations and Communications Coordinator.

What you bring to APSIA:

  • Work or volunteer experience building and maintaining relationships with customers/clients/constituents (such as but not limited to, sales, canvasing, campaigning, COVID contact tracing, phone banking, donor relations, business development, etc.) required.
    • Work or volunteer experience creating a sense of connection and community across geographic regions ideal.
    • Experience working or volunteering with small, resource-constrained organizations preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask with minimal supervision required.
  • Work or volunteer experience using MS-Office Suite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and related tools required.
    • Experience with Canva and MailChimp preferred.
    • Experience with social media scheduling tools (ex: Hootsuite) helpful.
    • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, HTML, and/or related graphic and video editing tools ideal. NOTE: APSIA does not currently have access to Adobe or related design software.
  • Strong oral and written communication in English required.
    • Additional language proficiency strongly preferred
  • Work or volunteer experience planning and managing in-person and virtual activities preferred.
  • High school degree or GED required. An understanding of / experience with US higher education preferred.
  • Consistent access to a laptop and reliable Internet connection during business hours ET required, if not working from the APSIA office in Washington DC.
  • Experience working or studying in a multicultural environment preferred.
  • Ability to travel within the United States may be needed.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States required.

What you do for APSIA:

  • Internal member/affiliate relations, to include: foster a sense of community among APSIA member and affiliated graduate school representatives; support annual meetings of member and affiliated representatives; oversee APSIA Awards program; oversee APSIA Faculty Fund; develop in-person and virtual activities through which members/affiliate representatives can learn and collaborate, such as site visits; track and promote developments at member and affiliated institutions;
  • External advisor stewardship, to include: engage, recognize, cultivate, and steward undergraduate advisors to keep them informed about APSIA’s work and foster a sense of community among them; make it easy for undergraduate advisors to bring international affairs content to their campuses; motivate undergraduate advisors to engage their students in APSIA events; support the development of tools and activities to meet undergraduate advisors’ needs; grow the Public and International Service Advisor (PISA) and Diversity Forum Advisor Networks; update PISA website content;
  • Contact information management, to include: collect and maintain accurate contact information on APSIA members, affiliates, and external partners; create and maintain internal systems to improve efficiencies in the APSIA Secretariat; track, measure, and report on results of constituent engagement programs;
  • Social media and website content management, to include: create daily posts for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram to engage APSIA’s current and prospective audiences and increase awareness of APSIA; help add to YouTube content regularly; create a system to capture and amplify members’/ affiliates’/partners’ stories; ensure current and consistent content on the APSIA website; find new ways to celebrate members and affiliates across existing channels; repurpose and expand the life of existing APSIA content;
  • Content development, to include: create two e-newsletters per month in MailChimp for general and advisor audiences; support the creation of the e-newsletter for alumni of our Diversity Forum for Young Professionals series; develop engaging videos, social media campaigns, handouts, and other tools to explain APSIA, its work, its schools, and the professions of international affairs in multiple languages; support the creation of tools in multiple languages to help prospective students more effectively compete for APSIA programs; engage members in content creation; increase members’ and affiliates’ use of APSIA tools and sense of ownership/participation in the creation of these resources;
  • Marketing and outreach, to include: support marketing and outreach of APSIA, its schools, and its activities, especially among target audiences; identify opportunities to increase awareness of APSIA, its schools, and its activities around the world, especially among target audiences; organize social media events (such as Facebook or IG Lives), particularly on topics relevant to prospective APSIA graduate students worldwide; support APSIA’s recruitment activities worldwide;
  • Other duties as assigned.

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of APSIA Executive Director Carmen Mezzera at [email protected] with Coordinator_YourLastName in the subject line. In the cover letter, candidates must include

  • desired start date
  • an example of a time when you did something to meet a customer’s/client’s/constituent’s/community’s need, including how you determined what the need was.
  • an example of a time when you took initiative and made a project your own in order to achieve a goal, including what you achieved.

No Calls or LinkedIn Requests Please. We will contact the candidates in whom we are interested.

APSIA actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. APSIA does not have the ability to sponsor visas or work permits.

Position: International Communication and Marketing Internship (Spring, Summer, Fall)

Location: Washington DC preferred; any location possible.
Hours: Flexible, minimum three days / week
Compensation: $500 stipend per internship term

What you do for APSIA:

  • Create website, social media, video, print, and other content to promote APSIA and its events to relevant audiences around the world
  • Work with the Admissions Manager to publicize APSIA events to target audiences in different locations around the world across all channels
  • Create student and alumni profiles for APSIA’s website and marketing materials to tell the story of what can be done with an APSIA degree
  • Work with Executive Director and Admissions Manager to evaluate marketing analytics and Return on Investment
  • Work with the Admissions Manager to grow APSIA’s network of student advisors and influencers in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America

Additional projects may include:

  • Work with the Executive Director to promote APSIA, its programs, and its members to the international affairs industry in Asia and Europe (think tanks, academic institutions, governments, etc.)
  • Work with the Executive Director and regional committees of members to identify prospective members and affiliates in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
  • Identify and support APSIA and/or its members’ participation in relevant events in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America

What you bring to APSIA:

  • Status as current student or recent graduate.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English. Additional language skills a plus.
  • Excellent command of MS-Office Suite.
  • Experience with Canva, WordPress, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and social media scheduling tools (ex: Hootsuite).
  • Basic HTML helpful.
  • Experience creating social media graphics preferred.
  • Previous office experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask with minimal supervision required.

What you get from an APSIA internship:

  • Practical experience in multicultural, multinational marketing
  • A portfolio of projects tailored to a variety of international audiences
  • Strong connections to top schools of international affairs
  • Experience in outreach, analysis, and project management
  • Insights into educational and career trends that will help you shape your career.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample (2 pages maximum), and two points of reference to apsia AT apsia.org. Please include your desired beginning and end dates and available number of hours per week in your cover letter.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring – Apply by November 30
  • Summer – Apply by April 16
  • Fall – Apply by September 17

APSIA does not have the ability to support visas or work permits. APSIA actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation.