Al-Quds Bard College for the Arts and Sciences (AQB), the first liberal arts program in Palestine, is seeking to fill a Communications and Recruitment Officer position, serving AQB’s undergraduate college and the Master in Arts of Teaching (MAT) Program. The Communications and Recruitment Officer will work closely with the Dean, Director of Administration and Finance, and the Dean of the Academic Outreach in the organization of multi-media recruitment campaigns, school visits, expos, communication with local ministry officials, school principals, teachers and counsellors. S/he will have a primary responsibility for writing and editing English and Arabic language content for all AQB communications outlets, including the website, social media, newsletters, and other constituency communications. The Communications and Recruitment Officer will be part of AQB’s administrative team headed by the Director of Administration and Finance.
The Communications and Recruitment Officer will forge and maintain regular channels of communication with the Public Relations offices at Al-Quds University and Bard College, and will ensure that AQB communications and PR activities are consistent with the policies and protocols of both partners. The successful candidate will understand how to manage AQB’s public profile within a complex communications landscape for a range of Palestinian, US, and international stakeholders.
Play a leading role in organization and implementation of AQB events featuring external speakers, and participate actively in AQB recruitment activities at both the undergraduate and MAT level, including writing and editing recruitment
Manage database of AQB internal and external contacts, and develop and implement strategies for staying in regular contact with AQB
Assist with the dean's correspondence and other formal AQB correspondence.
Develop an in-depth knowledge of AQB’s academic programs and campus life by attending classes and student activities and maintaining regular contact with AQB division and program
Create recruitment concepts for ads, flyers, brochures, and website and social media
Establish and maintain a broad network of contacts with school principals, Ministry of Education officials, high school teachers, students, and youth centers and Maintain contact through a range of means and in sync with key activities in the recruitment calendar.
Work closely with the AQU PR Officer in outreach efforts, the distribution of information, creation and publication of recruitment materials, and the planning and implementation of all visits and public The Communications and Recruitment Officer must maintain compliance with all Al-Quds University (AQU), AQB, and Bard College Public Relation protocols.
Conduct visits to schools, community events, and youth
Design recruitment events around AQB student life
Help to coordinate the admissions process, including the review and ranking of applications, scheduling of admissions interviews, and follow-up communications with
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, efficient, and able to juggle multiple tasks at once. Applicants must be able to travel with ease throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, including during evening hours. Other qualifications include:
A degree from an accredited American liberal arts college is
In depth understanding of the secondary education system in
At least 3 years of experience in program administration, ideally within an institution of higher
Superior written and verbal communication skills in Arabic and English and experience working with diverse
Experience in public relations and
Experience developing content for publication and facility with a range of social media
A reliable vehicle and a valid driver's license for the Palestinian Territories and Israel is a
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
About Al Quds Bard
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.