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Created 60 years ago in the aftermath of WWII, the US-UK Fulbright Commission plays a key role in facilitating transatlantic cultural understanding and educational exchange through our prestigious scholarship programme, as well as our student advisory service. Our work to create globally-minded ambassadors impacts public diplomacy around the world, as well as the lives of the individuals who benefit from our programmes and services.
Advising & Marketing Assistant
Closing date: Friday, 2 September 2016 (5 pm BST)
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious Awards for postgraduate study and academic research in the US, as well as an Advisory Service. As part of the EducationUSA advising network, the Advisory Service is the only official source of US study information in the UK.
The Advising & Marketing Assistant will provide administrative support for the advising team and work closely with the Senior Executive Manager. This role is public-facing and includes advising students and schools about US study, helping to coordinate and participate in events and outreach activities, editing US admission content on the website and answering public enquiries. They will also assist with event planning and administration of the Sutton Trust US Programme.
Generally speaking, we are looking for colleagues with strong communications skills, as well as experience assisting with events and/or advising students. Given the mission of our organisation, candidates with experience with the US higher education system will be at an advantage. Please note applicants must have the prior legal right to work in the UK.
Salary & Benefits: The salary for this role is approximately £24,500 (incl. London weighting)
Position Length: This is a fixed 1 year contract.
For full details of this post: Please read the job description.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers exceptional opportunities for people interested in international education. New staff join a small, but dynamic and highly-motivated team of colleagues who are passionate about their work. Our staff benefits scheme includes a 20 days annual leave in addition to days the office is closed.
The Fulbright Commission offers unpaid internships to current students and recent graduates. Our internships offer a unique opportunity for individuals interested in international education (as well as students in other fields) to learn about the field while gaining work experience and taking responsibility for challenging projects.
Internships can be arranged through partnerships with US universities or internship companies or by the applicant individually.
Applicants may express their interest in taking part in an internship by emailing a CV and covering letter to the email address listed below.
The covering letter should describe your dates and hours of availability, details of your visa status and legal right to work in the UK (for example, on a Tier 4 student visa, UK citizenship or the BUNAC Intern in Britain visa for students and recent graduates), previous experience, overseas work and study experience and knowledge of the US/UK educational systems. Internship applications will be kept on file, and qualified applicants will be invited for an interview when positions are available.
There are three different options in terms of internship opportunities at the Fulbright Commission. We seek full and part time interns with the Advisory Service (projects related to advising UK students about US study), Awards Programme (helping to administer and promote scholarships for US and UK grantees and applicants), and Alumni/Fundraising efforts. If you are interested in any of these opportunities with Fulbright, please contact us: email@example.com
Organisations interested in working with the Commission on internship placements may find out more information by emailing the above contact.
Are you interested in assisting with the Fulbright Commission’s work on a one-off basis? Volunteer opportunities include assisting with USA College Day, USA Grad School Day, outreach events and at the Fulbright Commission's office. To register your interest in volunteering, please complete this form. A member of staff will contact you when an appropriate opportunity arises.