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.

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


Marketing & Communications Intern

This position reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications and will assist the marketing department in raising awareness of IHP and Lightbox Film Center in the greater Philadelphia region. This is a terrific opportunity for a young professional interested in the inner workings of marketing and communications in a non-profit environment, with a strong focus on arts/culture, global programming, and residence life.

Job Duties:

  • Web content: posting various programmatic events to the website and to media calendars on an on-going, as-needed basis.
  • Email content: pulling language about upcoming programming for email blasts.
  • Graphic design and marketing collateral: help with simple poster design, and assist Graphic Designer with photo searches, in-house printing, folding, cutting, and hanging of signage.
  • Social Media: assisting in researching relevant social content and in establishing our IHP Instagram account
  • IHP Tabling Events: Staffing IHP tables at occasional housing events
  • Research and Development: assisting Director with various research projects
  • Ads and Promotion: Research and tracking of job quotes/prices, artwork, deadlines for print and digital ads as well as promotional items.
  • Other administrative duties


  • 1-3 years experience in communications, marketing, or related field
  • Experience in a professional office environment
  • Knowledge/Experience in MS Office, Adobe Create Suite, WordPress, HTML and social media platforms
  • Knowledge of marketing/communications principles
  • Strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and often demanding environment
  • Highly motivated and organized

Interested candidates should: Submit a resume and cover letter to International House Philadelphia, Human Resources Coordinator, Anna Wang:  annaw@ihphilly.org