ISI seeks a Collegiate Network (CN) Programs Officer to work to bring students into the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s national student journalism initiative, provide hands-on support to their papers, and collaborate with ISI staff to create the best experience possible for CN students.
Reporting to the Program Manager, Collegiate Network, the Officer is the direct point of contact for students in the CN. The Officer works with the Manager and other Officers to implement the strategic vision of the Vice President, Collegiate Network—aiding in the administration of national and regional events, the internship and fellowship program, and management of grant and mentoring support to member student publications.
The Officer will also work with other members of ISI team to assist in furthering ISI’s mission, supporting development goals, and providing insight and recommendations to assist with the strategic direction of the CN.
This is a full-time position based at ISI’s F.M. Kirby Campus in Wilmington, DE, or in the Washington, DC, area. Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.
About the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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.
Too many college students feel isolated or attacked for questioning the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. ISI introduces them to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars. Our students get an education and a community they don’t find at their universities—and in the process they become articulate voices for conservative principles.
- “Manage up” to ISI’s Vice President, Collegiate Network, and the Program Manager, Collegiate Network, implementing the VP’s strategic vision and focusing on the program’s daily operations.
- Recruit students at targeted campuses based on strategic goals, help launch new papers across the country, and maintain current papers through hands-on advice and personal visits.
- Aid the Program Manager in placing Interns and Fellows each year at journalistic outlets, and help administer the CN’s professional development program including additional mentorship and education opportunities.
- Help run the operating grant and non-grant membership application process, ensuring that the CN collects the necessary information from each publication, and funds are awarded judiciously and within the CN’s budget.
- Work with CN students to create, maintain, and troubleshoot websites for publications in the network, allowing writers to promote their work to larger audiences.
- Assist the Program Manager and ISI events team in planning and executing ISI’s annual Editors’ Conference, Start the Presses Workshop, and Professional Reporting Course, along with other events and related programming. Ensure these events stay on budget and provide after-action reports.
- In collaboration with the Program Manager and ISI’s Director of Alumni Engagement, serve as one of the primary points of contact for CN alumni, both inside and outside of the media.
- Develop distinct marketing for the CN.
- Work with the Membership Manager to ensure the CN holds up its end of the membership growth goals.
- Work with the philanthropy team to develop proposals for the CN and attend donor meetings when requested.
Key Performance Indicators
- Number of CN campus newspapers and CN student members.
- Total interns and fellows placed, and the percentage placed at mainstream news outlets.
- Amount of articles written by student publications.
- Number of CN students engaged in journalism trainings.
- Amount of Editors’ Conference attendees and percentage of CN member publications represented at Editors’
- Amount of CN mentions in news outlets.
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience, including direct experience in journalism and/or publishing. The candidate should exhibit superior time-management and project management skills, excellent interpersonal ability, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, superb writing talent, and, crucially, a deep appreciation for and desire to further the mission of ISI. Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) skills are a must. An ideal candidate also has experience with running and creating websites using WordPress.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your qualifications, your interest in this position and the ISI mission, and your salary requirements
- A list of three references
All submissions will be kept confidential
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be considered as received. ISI is an equal-opportunity employer.