Employment + Volunteer Opportunities

International House Philadelphia is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

President and CEO

International House Philadelphia (IHP) invites nominations and applications for the position of President and CEO. The ideal candidate will be a creative, business savvy, charismatic, and entrepreneurial leader with the ability to catalyze IHP’s continued growth and increasing impact on the regional community. He or she will successfully engage IHP’s range of resources and develop new strategies for reinforcing the organization’s place as the premier international educational and cultural center in the Philadelphia region. The President and CEO reports to the IHP Board of Trustees.

About International House Philadelphia: As the region’s international center for arts, culture, educational, and residential activities, IHP’s mission is to: maintain a diverse and welcoming community for students, scholars and interns from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; broaden the horizons of its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community through high-quality international arts and humanities programs; and encourage understanding, respect and cooperation among people of all nations. Founded in 1910 to serve as a resource for international students after they arrived in the United States, IHP is a home for students, scholars, and professional trainees from almost 80 countries. It also includes a widely-recognized center offering high-quality international arts, cultural, and educational programs, including a renowned cinema program presenting museum-quality curated films.

An independent 501(c) 3 organization, IHP is located at 3701 Chestnut Street, a prime location in University City, at the intersection of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Built in 1970, our 14-story building comprises 379 rooms and apartments, a state-of-the-art cinema, and more than 8,500 square feet of conference center space that is utilized by our residents, members, and organizations in the community.

In 2016, the facility housed more than 1,000 people from 68 colleges, universities, companies, and organizations, with graduate students, English Language Program students and undergraduates representing the largest percentage of residents, respectively. Students from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University accounted for the majority of our residents. IHP’s programs attracted almost 22,000 people to our facility last year across 279 programs and performances, including films, cultural celebrations, concerts, art exhibits, and other events. In addition, nearly 32,000 people attended events presented by more than 100 organizations in our Conference Center and Theater.

IHP has a staff of 41 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee, 29 volunteers and interns, and four individuals that are currently working for IHP on a consulting basis, including the Interim President & CEO and the Director of Development. IHP has a 2017 operating budget of $4.86 million. Our independent organization is affiliated with International Houses Worldwide, a network of International Houses in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. For more information, please visit www.ihousephilly.org .

Send applications (résumé and cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by July 21, 2017.

IHP@kornferry.com
Ken Kring, Co-Managing Director, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate
Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

International House Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Position Summary

The Director of Marketing and Communications (MARCOM) is responsible for shaping and promoting the brand identity of International House and leading the development and execution of an integrated communications and marketing plan to drive awareness of International House Philadelphia and its mission. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer, serves a member of IHP’s Leadership Team and works collaboratively with departments across the organization, particularly Admissions/Housing and Programs.


Major Responsibilities

Promote IHP’s housing and programs externally to drive residential occupancy rate and program attendance.

Manage and deliver content for IHP Website.

Manage and deliver online/social media content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp)

Develop and implement advertising strategy, which includes:

  • Creating and placing ads (print, digital, Google Adwords, boosted Facebook posts/social media, Campus Philly, university newspapers) that promote housing and/or programs
  • PhillyFun Guide program submissions.

Manage media relations, which includes:

  • Creating and distributing news releases, media statements and media alerts
  • Pitching story ideas to editors and reporters
  • Responding to media inquiries
  • Serving as media liaison and designated spokesperson
  • Preparing IHP CEO and others for media interviews
  • Monitoring media coverage of IHP
  • Updating media lists.

Create all print materials (internal and external) and also post these online, including:

  • IHP Annual Report
  • Quarterly Program Guide
  • IHP Magazine (to be published online twice a year)
  • Brochures (housing, membership and conference center)
  • Annual Welcome Guide for Residents
  • Program marketing materials (Marquee posters for street, posters, postcards etc.)

Produce weekly Constant Contact e-blast about our programs, working with Program Director and Curator.

Produce weekly Resident Life e-newsletter, working with Program Director and Resident Life manager.

Work with Development Director to produce annual appeal and fundraising/donor/corporate sponsorship communications and materials.

Provide strategic counsel on communications and issues to Board Chairman and CEO and draft correspondence to key stakeholders for each of them, as needed.

Lead the development of a Crisis Communication plan and training, working with the COO

Lead the development of an internal staff newsletter.

Serve as the primary contact with vendors for communications and marketing, including printers, freelancers and Website support.

Measure Key Performance indicators on a monthly basis (Website sessions, print and social media reach, ad performance etc.)

Submit manual annual department budget.

Supervise graphic designer, photographer and marketing interns.

Attend various Board and Committee meetings.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required; Master’s preferred.

At least 5 to 7 years of communications, public relations or marketing experience in a management role.

Experience supervising, training, and evaluating professional staff.

Exceptional writing, editing and proofing skills.

Experience in social media management, applications and tools (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, Hootsuite)

Experience in working with Google analytics and Ad Words

Enjoys working with a diverse staff and population.

Adept at budgeting, allocating funds, and tracking expenses.

Excellent organizational skills, meets deadlines, thrives in working on multiple projects.

Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing, with individuals and groups.

Ability to give direction, and set goals and vision for department.

Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with organizations, communities and other programming institutions.

Proficient in Microsoft Word, power point and Excel

Energy, creativity, and dedication.

 

Organizational Relationships

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer of IHP, and is a member of the IHP Leadership Team. Direct reports include a graphic designer, photographer (freelance or intern) and marketing interns.  

 

How to Apply

IHP offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is dependent on experience, the salary range starts at $60,000. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources (annaw@ihphilly.org). Resumes will be accepted until Friday, March 24th, 2017.



DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Job Description

Summary:

IHP is looking for a Development Manager, who will play a vital role in the Development Department all donor related activities, and in building and maintaining relationships with all IHP constituencies: individuals, members, corporations, foundations and government. The Development Manager will also work closely with other IHP staff in reaching development and fundraising goals.

 

Duties:

  • Database management: Keep meticulous records of all constituent interactions. Run queries and revenue reports as necessary to determine giving trends, mailing lists, etc.
  • Fundraising: Engage in all aspects of the donor cycle, including prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship, for individuals and businesses alike. Participate in appeals, membership drives, and solicitation for in-kind event support.
  • Grantwriting: Research and track potential grant opportunities; write grant proposals; work with the business office and other departments to create and report on budgets for proposed and awarded grants; keep track of all application requirements and deadlines.
  • Marketing/Communications: Promote IHP on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Establish and manage Facebook donation system. Engage with community members both on and offline regarding all aspects of IHP programming, including arts, film, resident life, alumni relations, and cultural events. Update IHP website as necessary.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and research skills;
  • Understanding of current trends in development practices;
  • Demonstrated data management, gift processing and reporting experience;
  • Comfortable taking initiative; demonstrated creative problem-solving ability;
  • Strong computer skills, and ability to learn and effectively use different software programs;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other departments within the organizations as necessary;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and organize multiple projects;
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic;
  • Personal integrity and ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information;
  • Knowledge of nonprofit regulations and gift accounting principles a plus;
  • Working knowledge of CRM software a plus;
  • Familiarity with West Philadelphia and University City preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years of hands-on experience in development practices and database management.

 

Compensation:

IHP offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits. 

 

Application Process:

IHP is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resume and a letter of interest with salary requirements to Anna Wang, Human Resources Coordinator at annaw@ihphilly.org


PROGRAMS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Job Description

Summary:

International House Philadelphia is seeking a Programs Development Manager to play a vital role in fundraising for all public programs, including Lightbox Film Center, arts and cultural programs. The Programs Development Manager will oversee all donor related activities, working closely with the Development Department and other IHP staff in reaching fundraising goals. This position reports to the Director of Programs and Events and is part of the Programs Department.

 

Responsibilities:

Grantwriting:

  • Responsible for cultivating new funder relationships through identifying foundation prospects
  • Research and track potential grant opportunities, all application requirements and deadlines
  • Develop outreach strategies to foundations
  • Write grant proposals, letters of intent, or applications for all private, government, and corporate funders, according to requirements
  • Work with the Business Office and other departments to create and report on budgets for proposed and awarded grants
  • Develop grant administration policies and procedures in conjunction with the Development Department and Business Office

Fundraising:

  • Engage in all aspects of the donor cycle, including prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship, for individuals and businesses interested in IHP programs
  • Participate in appeals, programs and events, and solicitation for in-kind event support
  • Work closely with the curatorial team to strategize funding opportunities for upcoming programs

Membership:

  • Assist Programs and Membership Manager in developing annual membership strategic plan
  • Identify ways to increase membership through individual strategies and cross-promotional opportunities
  • Develop donor/member acknowledgement process
  • Ensure fulfillment of membership benefits
  • Assist with all communications, including appeals and acknowledgement letters
Database Management:
  • Keep meticulous records of all constituent interactions
  • Ensure that our donor database, development reports, and financial data pertaining to foundation and individual support are accurate and maintained in an effective, timely manner
  • Run queries and revenue reports as necessary

 

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and research skills
  • Strength in professional writing, prospect research and cultivation
  • Demonstrated data management, gift processing and reporting experience
  • Comfortable taking initiative; demonstrated creative problem-solving ability
  • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the programs and development teams, as well as other departments as necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and organize multiple projects
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Personal integrity and ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Experience in understanding and communicating effectively programmatic data
  • Knowledge of nonprofit regulations and gift accounting principles a plus
  • Experience with development database software (Altru a plus)
  • Familiarity and contacts with arts funders in Philadelphia highly preferred
  • Passion for the arts and culture preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of hands-on experience in development practices and grant writing

 

Compensation:

IHP offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits. 

 

Application Process:

IHP is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resume and a letter of interest with salary requirements to Anna Wang, Human Resources Coordinator at annaw@ihphilly.org.