Appointed as Program Officer, Institute of International Education (IIE)


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, German Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Position Description

The Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent non-profit organization founded in 1919, is a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. IIE administers over 200 programs serving more than 20,000 individuals each year. IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowships to universities and colleges willing to host scholars whose lives or careers are threatened in their home country or region. The SRF program officer assists scholars in the transition from their SRF fellowship at their host campus to post-fellowship employment or other career-advancing activities. These responsibilities include advising and providing training opportunities for scholars in need; developing resource guides and job placement assistance; creating networking and professional development opportunities for SRF alumni; and maintaining statistical and narrative data for monitoring and program evaluation purposes. The program officer contributes to other activities of the Fund, including general outreach activities, donor reporting, travel and events planning.