Communications and Qatar Connection Scholarship Officer, Al-Quds Bard College, Palestine
Marking its thirteenth year of operation, Al-Quds Bard College
for Arts and Sciences (AQB) is an innovative program introducing a
liberal arts undergraduate education to the West Bank, with an
enrollment of approximately 310 undergraduate and graduate students
in 2020-2021. The undergraduate program at AQB is rigorous,
culminating in a two-semester independent senior project, which is
generally a demanding research paper of 45 pages or more. The MAT
program requires an equal amount of advanced study in the elected
academic discipline (Mathematics, Biology, English, History, or
Sciences), and in key education courses that challenge teachers to
apply the results of research and pedagogical analysis to the
actual work of teaching.
About Qatar Scholarship -EAA / Al-Quds Bard Scholarship Project
Al-Quds Bard College is proud to partner with the Education
Above All Foundation (EAA) in Qatar to offer AQB students an
exciting and generous scholarship opportunity to provide
marginalized Palestinian youth and adults, refugees and students
from historically underserved communities with inclusive and
equitable access to high-quality US-accredited and
Palestinian-accredited undergraduate and graduate education. As a
shared priority with the Foundation, civic engagement and Qatar
Connection are intrinsic aspects of the EAA-AQB Scholarship
program. All scholarship recipients are required to complete a
mandatory number of civic engagement hours, as well as participate
in Qatar Connection activities, each
In support of this exciting and expansive partnership, AQB looks
to hire a full-time Communications and Qatar Connection Scholarship
As part of the Communications portion of the role, this position will be responsible for the advertisement of and recruitment to the EAA-AQB Scholarship program at the College for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Given the scholarship program’s priorities to serve the most marginalized communities, the position’s focus will be on targeted recruitment and outreach to underserved communities throughout Palestine. They will also be responsible for creating communication material and content for the program, whilst adhering to EAA and Al-Quds Bard branding guidelines and visibility.
As part of the Qatar Connection portion of the role, this
position is responsible for the arrangement, implementation and
facilitation of Qatar Connection activities with Al Fakhoora staff,
as well as direct student engagement to facilitate student
participation in said activities. This position is also responsible
for ensuring that project targets are met for these two areas, and
liaising with the appropriate Al Fakhoora M&E focal point to
ensure relevant data on participation and satisfaction is
Develop and produce communication
material and content throughout the duration of the project, as and
when required by EAA and Al-Quds Bard College, including press
releases, success stories, social media content, and photography
and videography of activities
Promote communications materials
through appropriate social media channels. Track analytics and
create reports detailing successes and failures of communications
Ensure that all communications
materials align with EAA and Al-Quds Bard branding guideline
Maintain digital media archives
including photos and videos
As a Communications Officer, the
Officer will work closely with the AQB Recruitment and
Communications Officer, who is responsible for wider recruitment to
the College, in the organization of multi-media recruitment
campaigns, school visits, expos, communication with local
ministries, school principals, teachers and counselors.
The Officer handles the drafting,
design and publication of recruitment materials, coordinates
student and faculty ambassadors, and communicates with prospective
students and their parents.
The Officer will also assist in
creating and maintaining files for every applicant, organizing
scholarship interviews, and managing correspondence with
applicants, in order to facilitate the selection process
Ensure students meet minimum
participation requirements as per project targets and AQB
requirements, and support the Project Manager to ensure relevant
data on participation and satisfaction is collected.
To liaise with EAA focal point to
ensure successful implementation of Qatar Connection
To meet regularly with EAA focal
point to discuss prep planned events, activities and any ad hoc
To meet with and liaise with all
Qatar Scholarship students on a regular basis, minimum once a
To hold an introductory session with
all scholarship recipients to ensure they are aware of the
programme, the Qatar Connection component and their responsibility
to register and attend events, in accordance with the student
To keep Qatar Scholarship recipients
up to date on all Qatar Connection events (provided by EAA focal
point through calendar of events) and opportunities, including
webinars, workshops and trainings.
To ensure students are registering
for various opportunities provided through the Qatar Connection
To meet with Qatar Scholarship
students who are not meeting the criteria agreed upon in the
student contract and ensure that they register for provided
To ensure students complete required
surveys for any activities, webinars and trainings
To provide any needed information,
data to EAA Monitoring and Evaluation focal point.
To provide communication content, for
example images, social media post per event/training.
Administrative tasks in support of
the scholarship program as needed
The Officer will work closely with the Admission and
Registration Officer, Dean, Assistant Dean and members of the
administrative team in carrying out these responsibilities. This
position reports to the Project Manager, with a regular
communication flow with Communications and Qatar Connection
contacts at the EAA Foundation.
Under ordinary circumstances, faculty and staff at AQB are required to be on campus five days per week. This will be our expectation if campus returns to normal operations. In the event of continued full or partial closures of our physical campus, employees will be expected to continue all of their duties in an on-line format.
Bachelor's Degree in Communications,
Public Relations, Business administration or similar field.
Master’s degree is a plus.
At least 3 years’ experience in a
related field, including experience in public relations and
Previous experience in
education-related project coordination, student engagement
Demonstrated ability to develop
success stories, publications, press releases, etc.
Creative and innovative approach to
communication and branding.
Excellent collaboration, teamwork and
Keen attention to detail, highly
organized, efficient, and able to juggle multiple tasks at
Applicants must be able to travel
with ease throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, including during
Enthusiasm for the mission of the
College to provide high-quality liberal arts education to students
from underserved and marginalized communities.
Fluent written and spoken Arabic and
To apply, submit a CV; a cover letter that addresses your
interest and background as it relates to this position; evidence of
experience, and 3 contact references through Interfolio.com at:
Applications will be reviewed starting immediately until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Al-Quds Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
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