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Global Scholars Diploma Advisor

Open Position: Global Scholars Diploma Advisor 

Date Posted:  06/10/2024         

Start Date: TBD 

Compensation: $19.00 – 23.00/hour          

Part time: 20 hours/week 

Work Hours: flexible, generally 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.            

Region: Central Ohio  

Reports To: Director of Education 

Location: 51 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215  

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW  

The Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 48-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs.  

 

Position Summary: 
A Global Scholars Diploma Advisor joins a team of professionals delivering Columbus Council on World Affairs’ most robust program, the Global Scholars Diploma (GSD) program. The Global Scholars Diploma Advisor works with the CCWA Education Team lead for Year 3 of the GSD program. This entails advising Year 3 students on their Take Action capstone projects, developing and administering Year 3 curriculum and design, as well as coordinating with Year 3 contracted advisors. Success in this role requires consistently delivering prompt, organized,  dependable  programming with thoughtful prioritization, impeccable attention to detail, and unparalleled professionalism. The Global Scholars Diploma Advisor  should enjoy working as part of a team, demonstrate positivity and enthusiasm, as well as enjoy working with students.  

Primary Responsibilities

Student Advising

  • Advise Year 3 students on capstone Take Action Projects  
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly advising meetings, August – May, willing to travel to central Ohio school districts 
  • Communicate and coordinate proactively with school advisors to ensure that the needs of the students/districts are being met (including possible additional orientation meetings with students) 
  • Ensure all approved projects meet syllabus requirements  

Year 3 Curriculum and Design  

  • Coordinate with assigned school districts to develop infrastructure to successfully support students throughout the capstone process 
  • Management of student enrollment and assignments  
  • Recommend/ implement overall programs updates 
  • In collaboration with the CCWA Education team assist in updating CCWA program curriculum to maintain quality  
  • Participate in quarterly Global Scholars Advisory meeting  
  • Create, collect, and manage GSD assessment data 

Coordinate with Year 3 program Team  

  • Coordinate with other Year 3 advisors to maintain program standards across districts, participating in quarterly meetings with advisors and CCWA Education Team 
  • Monitor the Year 3 eLearning platform and assist other advisors as needed 

Special Projects 

  • Assist in sharing the GSD story with the community members and stakeholders  

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Public Affairs, International Studies, or related field  
  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values  
  • Passion for education, program development, and current world affairs  
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and peoples 
  • Experience working with students, academic institutions, and community organizations  
  • Experience delivering educational content and advising students 
  • Enjoys creating community impact projects 
  • Familiarity with central Ohio community and organizations 
  • Capability to develop experiential, educational, curriculum  
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, swift, consistent, and accurate.  
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses.  
  • Trustworthy: able to hold confidential information.  
  • Team-oriented: Positive track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment.  
  • Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Thrives in a high-growth, fast-paced, results-oriented, mission-driven environment.  
  • Demonstrates ability to smile, laugh, and take time to refresh and recharge.  

 

TO APPLY    

Please email a resume (with references) and a cover letter  to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org.  Please type “Global Scholars Diploma Advisor” in the email subject line.  

Marketing & Communications Intern

Open Position: Marketing & Communications Intern 

Term: Rolling (see internship schedule below)

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications 

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Marketing & Communications Intern will support the Marketing & Communications department of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Director of Marketing & Communications on efforts related to content creation, social media management, and grants management. The Intern will also work with the rest of the team to address fundraising efforts related to marketing and communication.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop ways to tell the Global Scholars Diploma story by highlighting student projects, accomplishments, and community impact  
  • Develop assets that highlight the GSD (Global Scholars Diploma) & GFT (Global Fluency Training)
  • Create posts for all of CCWA’s social media platforms that promote CCWA programming and awareness of current global affairs 
  • Engage public in CCWA programming through social media  
  • Assist in developing social presence for other CCWA programs and services
  • Assist in creating content for mass email communications to the various audiences of the CCWA
  • Conduct grant research and opportunities for funding
  • Assist in writing grant narratives and the application process

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES 

  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 

TO APPLY 

Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Marketing & Communications Intern” in the email subject line. 

Education Programs Intern

Open Position: Education Programs Intern 

Term: Rolling (see internship schedule below)

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Director of Education

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Programs Intern will support the Programs department of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Director of Education on efforts related to content creation, curriculum development, research, and program support. The Programs Intern will support CCWA’s flagship program, The Global Scholars Diploma, as well as the Global Fluency Training, a premier cultural competence professional training program.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Participate in Education Team meetings to support program outcome improvement and development
  • Support improvement and implementation of data collection methods
  • Conduct research for national education credentials  
  • Support Global Scholars Diploma and Global Fluency Training program events as needed and able
  • With the guidance of CCWA staff, brainstorm and develop ideas for experiential learning around global cultures, global issues, and global careers 
  • Help with testing and development of virtual learning activities and provide feedback on functionality and engagement of experiences
  • Update program materials such as slide decks, recruitment assets, and Learning Management System 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES 

  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 

TO APPLY 

Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Education Programs Intern” in the email subject line. 

Development Intern

Open Position: Development Intern 

Term: Rolling (see internship schedule below)

Work Hours: ~20 hours/week (negotiable)  

Compensation: Unpaid             

Location: Hybrid, both in office and remote 

Reports to: Communications & Grants Manager 

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a 47-year history of delivering high-quality education on cross-cultural understanding and current global affairs. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Development Intern will support the fundraising, sales, and external relationship initiatives of the CCWA. The intern will work primarily with the Development Director on efforts related to data migration, database management, and donor research. The Intern will support fundraising initiatives such as donor communication strategies and relationship cultivation initiatives. The intern will also support sales strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assist Development Director with data migration and CRM implementation 
  • Assist in managing contacts between integrated CRM platform, inclusive of GSD participants, donors, advisors, partners, etc.  
  • Conduct research on funding opportunities
  • Support sales and fundraising pitches, cultivation events, and relationships

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, COMPETENCIES 

  • Commitment to CCWA’s mission and values 
  • Current undergraduate or graduate candidate, or degree in communications, marketing, education, international affairs, or related field 
  • Experience working with social media, eLearning software, and graphic design preferred 
  • Dependability: follows instructions, consistently on time to meetings and events, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction 
  • Communicator: excellent verbal and written communication skills and maintains open line of communication across all necessary parties 
  • Team-oriented: track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment 
  • Organized: detail-oriented, efficient, consistent, accurate 
  • Accountable: accepts responsibility, sets limits, delivers results, avoids excuses 
  • Prioritization: effectively manages workload, meets deadlines 
  • Other important competencies for success in the role: 
    • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously 
    • Positivity – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things 
    • Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive 
    • Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates inclusion 

TO APPLY 

Please email a resume and cover letter to: apply@columbusworldaffairs.org. Please type “Development Intern” in the email subject line. 

Internship Opportunities

*Internship positions will be filled on a rolling bases, for questions email apply@columbusworldaffairs.org

Internship Schedule

Fall Term

Spring Term Summer Term

Application opens: June 1

Application closes: August 15

Fall Term: Sept 1 – Dec 15

Application opens: Sept 1

Application closes: Oct 15

Spring Term: Jan 15 – May 31

Application opens: Jan 15

Application closes: Feb 28

Summer Term: June 1 – Aug 30

Open Internship Positions:

Marketing & Communications Intern

Education Programs Intern

Development Intern