Apply to Be a Project Coordinator!

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Cutting-edge project to ensure people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fulfill their dream of international exchange.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA), a national nonprofit organization founded in 1981, advances the rights and leadership skills of people with disabilities globally. MIUSA seeks a full-time Project Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE). Qualified candidates will have excellent research, organizational and communication skills, international experience, and passion for disability inclusion in international exchange.

This is a mid-level professional position that works on national level projects. Candidates will bring prior experience working in a related field, required qualifications, and a passion for disability rights. This position is based at our national office in downtown Eugene, Oregon, USA. Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, those from diverse backgrounds, and others are encouraged to apply.

Description of Project:

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to increase participation of people with disabilities in inclusive international exchange programs. Our staff working on the NCDE provides encouragement and practical advice for individuals with disabilities and exchange professionals. By increasing knowledge and sharing strategies, we work to make sure that all international exchange programs to and from the United States implement positive, cutting-edge practices to ensure people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fulfill their dream of international exchange.

Description of Position:

Works closely with the Project Manager and NCDE team to assist with the planning, preparation, and implementation of project tasks as assigned, including (but not limited to):

Technical Assistance & Project Support:

  • Responds to requests for information and technical assistance related to disability and exchange
  • Assists with project reports, analytics, surveys, and dissemination of materials through online platforms
  • Assists the NCDE team to develop new resources
  • Coordinates logistics for NCDE events

Outreach & Communication:

  • Develops initiative campaigns and disseminates through online outreach platforms
  • Solicits, interviews, writes or edits articles and other resources
  • Presents and exhibits at conferences, meetings and trainings
  • Coordinates production of digital, print, and video materials
  • Builds on existing relationships, nurtures new partnerships, and strengthens relationships with key organizations

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Demonstrated professional experience in higher education, international exchange, disability rights, or non-profit environment
  • Personal and/or professional experience with disability
  • Personal and/or professional experience with international exchange
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated organizational skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication and cross-cultural skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively via e-mail and other mediums such as telephone, Skype, video relay, and/or instant messaging
  • Ability to maintain a helpful, positive, and professional demeanor and exercise courtesy, professionalism, and tact in contacts with the general public
  • Passion for empowering people with disabilities in international contexts
  • Ability to travel nationally or internationally on occasion
  • English fluency

Desired Qualifications

  • Three years or more professional experience in higher education, international exchange, disability rights, or non-profit environment
  • Understanding of disability from a rights-based perspective
  • Experience with graphic design and communications or related field
  • Experience with social media including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogs, YouTube, Flickr, etc.
  • Ability to write content for social media and website
  • Experience with Google Drive and graphic design programs such as Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience with HTML, Mailchimp, Salesforce and Drupal
  • Experience with video production skills
  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English

To Apply:

Applications are due by December 16, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) for initial consideration and screening. Late applications accepted after initial deadline until position is filled. 

Send resume and letter of interest to:
Monica Malhotra, mmalhotra@miusa.org with subject line, [Project Coordinator, Your Last Name].

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as an excellent benefit package for regular staff including full medical, long-term disability, retirement, wellness, professional development opportunities and a public transportation pass.

Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, those from diverse backgrounds, and others are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment at MIUSA are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.