DAAD New York is seeking a creative, outgoing person to join our team as Information Officer. This is an in-house position (not virtual). Anticipated starting date: August 1, 2021

This position has two distinct responsibilities:

Part 1

  • Advising students about studying in Germany via phone, in-person and at occasional events and conferences
  • Producing and generating content for weekly electronic English-language newsletter
  • Writing and distributing occasional press releases
  • Supporting Marketing Director in producing annual marketing contest and English-language informational publications
  • Collaborate with DAAD’s social media assistant to produce synchronized content across all communication channels
  • Keeping content up-to-date and editing of DAAD New York English-language website using WordPress

Part 2

  • Working closely together with our US IT services provider to maintain our computer and phone network in terms of functionality, software updates and security
  • Ability to oversee and manage hardware: laptops, desktops, and other devices on the internal and external networks
  • Reporting problems to IT services providers, and occasionally troubleshoot yourself using ActiveDirectory, Microsoft Exchange.
  • Working closely together with our IT department in Germany to coordinate transfer of IT maintenance to Germany

Currently, part 1 and part 2 are about 50% each, but with the transfer of our IT services to DAAD’s headquarters in Germany, we anticipate part 1 will increase to 75% and part 2 will shrink to 25% or less.

Requirements:

  • Fluent in German and English (native English speaker preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Computer savvy, must enjoy technology and (IT) problem-solving
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, able to manage and troubleshoot a Windows working environment
  • Experience in higher education in Germany
  • Self-motivated, organized and a strong work ethic
  • Outstanding communications skills (oral, written, interpersonal), including public speaking

Salary range: USD 58,000 – 68,000 plus health and retirement benefits. Paid vacation and sick leave.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or green card holders. Please indicate on your CV whether you are a US citizen or a green card holder.

Please send your CV and a cover letter via e-mail to Ms. Solveig Berkman berkman(at)daad(dot)de with the subject line “DAAD Information Officer”.

Application deadline: May 31, 2021