Academic Program Officer

ISI seeks a mid-level Academic Program Officer to help build our student and faculty network, arrange campus debates, and participate in brainstorming ideas for events that are timely and allow students to engage with the most salient ideas animating conservatism today.

ISI seeks a mid-level Academic Program Officer to help build our student and faculty network, arrange campus debates, and participate in brainstorming ideas for events that are timely and allow students to engage with the most salient ideas animating conservatism today.

Founded in 1953, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a nonprofit organization that educates for liberty, equipping future leaders to embrace and defend the principles that make America free and prosperous.

The ideal candidate shares ISI’s mission of educating students in the “permanent things,” and has a dynamic approach to networking with students and faculty from all corners of conservatism while upholding ISI’s values. This team member will be expected to travel to campuses, events, and other locations to promote ISI to students and faculty.

Reporting to the National Director of Student Programs, this is a full-time position based at ISI’s Kirby Campus in Wilmington, Delaware, with remote work considered for strong candidates.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Work alongside a team of Programs Officers and the National Director of Student Programs to identify students and faculty aligned with ISI’s mission and meet Programs KPIs
  • Have a grasp of the conservative intellectual tradition and the ideas animating conservatism today, which will inform event planning and speaker topics
  • Work with ISI’s marketing team to promote upcoming events and opportunities including conferences and seminars
  • Work closely with the National Director of Student Programs to conjure up new ways to reach students through emerging technologies and platforms
  • Attend conferences and events with allied organizations to form a diverse network
  • Work with other Programs Officers to arrange speakers for student-focused events
  • Identify stellar ISI students and faculty
  • Have a dynamic approach to new programs and events that focus on subjects ranging from economics to the arts

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, at least two years of professional work experience, and will be familiar with ISI’s mission. The candidate should be aware of the conservative intellectual tradition and the different strains of conservative-aligned thought that are relevant today, while upholding ISI’s values. The candidate should be congenial, outgoing, and able to communicate with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty. The candidate should also have excellent time-management and organization skills. Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) skills are a plus, as is familiarity with social media for promotional and networking purposes.

 

To apply

Please use the form below to submit the following application materials as one PDF:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position/the mission of the organization, and your salary requirements
  • A list of three references

If you have questions, please email employment@isi.org. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be considered as received. ISI is an equal-opportunity employer.

Application Form