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Job Opportunity

Program Coordinator

The German Center for Research and Innovation New York (GCRI/DWIH) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator.

Anticipated starting date: October 1st, 2017.

The initial contract will be issued for two years with the possibility of renewal.

The Program Coordinator will work closely together with the Executive Director of the GCRI and will be responsible for developing and managing events in accordance with GCRI’s primary goals which include:

  • Presenting Germany to the North American market as a land of research and innovation
  • Enhancing the dialogue between academia and industry in Germany and North America
  • Creating a forum for the initiation and enhancement of transatlantic research projects
  • Providing an information platform for the German research and innovation landscape

Salary range: USD 82K – 95K depending on experience, plus health and retirement benefits

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of science and research institutions in Germany and in the US/Canada
  • Master’s degree, PhD preferred
  • Leadership skills and experience in managing a small team, events and budgets
  • Outstanding communications skills in dealing with diverse groups
  • Creativity, flexibility, willingness to travel and occasional work during evenings
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Fluency in English and German, including strong writing skills in both languages
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder (we cannot sponsor a visa)

Application deadline: August 21, 2017.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Program Coordinator GCRI” to:

Ms. Solveig Berkman at berkman@daad.org
No phone calls please.

Program Coordinator

Internship

Media and Operations Intern

The German Center for Research and Innovation seeks a media and operations intern for a minimum of 6 months. This position requires a commitment of 38.5 hours per week; additional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Compensation for this internship is $750 per month. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The internship start date is April 3, 2018.

Job Responsibilities:

The media and operations intern will be responsible for the following research:

  • Information pertinent to developing the GCRI’s editorial and event calendar for 2018
  • Content to be used on the GCRI Website
  • Content to be used in the GCRI Newsletter
  • Content to be used for the GCRI’s Twitter account
  • Background resources for events (online articles, “recommended reading,” etc.)
  • Innovations from Germany, to be featured in the GCRI's “Innovation of the Month” category online and in the GCRI Newsletter

Applicants should be prepared to summarize and produce copy for all research conducted. Assistance with office administration, including GCRI programs and events, is also required. Some administration and maintenance of the GCRI website, www.germaninnovation.org, required. This primarily involves photo editing, as well as content uploads and editing. The intern will aid in maintaining the GCRI’s social media profile (via Twitter).

Applicant must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Applicant must have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate study
  • Applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills, in both German and English
  • Applicant must be self-motivated, organized, and proficient at working within deadlines
  • Applicant must have strong computer skills, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, as well as familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop
  • Experience with online social media required

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in the field of journalism, office experience, and experience in program coordination and event management highly desirable. Familiarity with the field of international education, research, and/ or commerce strongly preferred. Basic knowledge of HTML and other computer programming skills strongly preferred.

To apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample in English and German to careers@germaninnovation.org, with “GCRI Media and Operations Internship” listed in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: November 15, 2017

GCRI Media and Operations Intern

EURAXESS – Germany for Researchers

EURAXESS Germany, the national coordination point at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, is an information source and port of call for internationally mobile researchers wishing to work in Germany or other European countries.

EURAXESS Germany manages the web portal www.euraxess.de whose centerpiece is a comprehensive funding database. The portal also provides information on everything from residence legislation and social security to job offers. Live assistance is available from staff at a help desk. The EURAXESS map of Germany can be used to find contacts at the EURAXESS Services Centers at universities and research institutions.

"EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion" is a key initiative in enhancing careers of researchers. This pan-European initiative brings together the European Commission and 40 countries to provide a wealth of information on research careers across Europe, personalized assistance to researchers moving to another European country or returning to Europe as well as information on rights and obligations of researchers and research organizations. Learn more

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