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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT (EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR)

U.S. Embassy Singapore  

Job Description

This position works under the direct supervision of the Emerging Voices (EV) Specialist and has no supervisory responsibilities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Mission Public Diplomacy (PD) education engagement with Emerging Voices (EV) audiences.
  • Reach youth, minorities and those who influence them through targeted Mission outreach to secondary schools.
  • Promote American Studies content and curricula in institutions of higher learning.
  • Promote academic study in the U.S. through Education USA advising programs.

Job Requirements

Requirements:
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in their resume.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, American Studies, international relations, communications or marketing, and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job is required; OR

A minimum 2 years of full-time post-secondary study at college or university, or other equivalent post-secondary education, and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a multinational educational or cultural work environment, with education, communication, marketing and public outreach duties as significant parts of the job is required.

  • Must have fluent, strong English oral and writing skills.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, writing reports and contributing materials for publication.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the attitudes and preferences of the EV audience sector in Singapore, including the regional, ethnic, social, cultural, linguistic and other factors and institutions that shape those attitudes. 
  • Detailed knowledge of Singapore’s secondary and tertiary academic institutions, standards of instruction and curriculum relating to the U.S. and general standards and practice for education systems and NGOs is required.
  • Must have strong management and analytic skills, and the ability to conceptualize how best to use the PD tools to move Singaporean attitudes in positive ways.
  • Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local educational priorities and practices.
  • Must be able to use social media and mobile platforms, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), podcast creation, and basic photo and video tools. 
  • Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets
  • Must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact of education activities and initiatives.

Additional job details can be requested by emailing USEmbSingaporeHR@state.gov

Email applications cannot be accepted.  All supporting documents including educational certificates, transcripts and a resumé that validates the above stated requirements must be uploaded with your application via https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/sgp/vacancysearch/searchVacancies.hms by November 8, 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  Thank you for your interest in U.S. Embassy Singapore.

  • Permanent / Full Time
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