Director of International Education and Outreach


The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking an experienced, creative, detail-oriented, person to support our organization as the Director of International Education and Outreach.

Our aim is to find a candidate who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global issues and is experienced with the ins and outs of engagement, outreach, community building, and interdisciplinary work, and demonstrates a strong understanding of different education and engagement approaches to influence change

Pulitzer’s International Education and Outreach (IEO) program brings together specialists from across the globe. By connecting teachers, students, youth, influencers, journalists, and professionals, we work to foster engagement and create more powerful narratives on the rainforest and climate issues. Intertwining journalism, education, and outreach in different and crucial climate hotspots in the world, starting with the world’s largest tropical rainforest regions we hope to be part of a greater and unstoppable multi-stakeholder movement that directly engages in improving policies, market campaigns, and other accountability mechanisms, exposing harmful practices and holding those in power to account.

This position is primarily remote, but will occasionally be asked to travel for events.

Responsibilities including: 

Team management 

  • Supervise the IEO regional initiatives led by team managers and ensure internal coordination and liaison with IEO's mission and Theory of Change.
  • Lead processes for establishing and executing individual and team goals, including supervising, and coaching the IEO team members, with the aim of fostering career development opportunities and building an effective team; leading processes for establishing and executing individual and team goals
  • Oversee cross-regional IEO conferences, convenings, and events aimed to promote Pulitzer Center-supported journalism projects and outreach goals of IEO initiatives.
  • Lead the IEO team to identify and strengthen methods of internal and cross-team collaboration, including working with other engagement teams and with the Editorial and Communications departments.

Engagement and impact 

  • Orchestrate the implementation of effective and culturally appropriate outreach and education programs inspired by the Pulitzer Center model.
  • Ensure all IEO initiatives are designed to increase the global visibility of the Pulitzer Center’s work and expand the impact of stories beyond initial publication/broadcast, increasing language accessibility for diverse audiences, modeling innovative ways to continue to grow audience reach and engagement, and working with local partners and organizations to build networks.
  • Lead program evaluation and metrics established on the IEO Theory of Change, including timely impact data collection through qualitative and quantitative research methods including surveys, focus groups, and more.
  • Direct IEO communication around impact to internal and external stakeholders, including senior leadership and donors.
  • Direct the development of cross-border initiatives.

Finance and program administration 

  • Lead program finance administration in alignment with the CEEO, CFOO, and the Operations team, supervising distribution of grants to regional initiatives, supervising the scheduling of payments to consultants and outreach partners, reviewing and approving all payments, and leading financial reviews and departmental process improvements.
  • Responsible for creating and monitoring the IEO budget, working with the, CEEO, CFOO and senior leadership for budget planning.
  • Liaise with the Development team and senior leadership on fundraising and grant application strategy, providing meaningful strategic contribution to the process, from drafting of grant proposals to the maintenance of records on grant expenditures and impact.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience as a senior leader in an organization of similar size.
  • Experience directing and managing international teams and international programs.
  • Experience in fostering effective program delivery, and building and maintaining networks, especially in the Global South
  • Minimum 10 years experience with engagement initiatives (education, communication, or outreach fields), with a track record of success 
  • Financial literacy at the director / senior manager level, experience creating, maintaining, and reviewing budgets and strategic planning.
  • Commitment to social and environmental justice. Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Strong organizational development experience, ideally within both institutional and individual frameworks, growing teams and infrastructure. 
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, with proven people and time management skills, and experience coaching others on managing concurrent projects with potentially competing priorities.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working with non-profit, public relations, marketing, and cultural production initiatives intersecting with communication and journalism is a plus 
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and proven ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Language abilities in addition to English are a plus. Special consideration is given to those who speak one or more of the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, Bahasa Indonesian
  • Master's degree in a relevant area of expertise including but not limited to education, communication, sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, and journalism.


The Center uses an established compensation philosophy in administering compensation. Offers are determined based on candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the position.

The salary range listed above is for US-based employees. 

Compensation for US-based employees

Our benefits package includes paid time off (holiday, vacation, parental and sick), health care coverage (including medical/dental/vision), health savings accounts 403(b) retirement plan, transit benefit, parental leave, and Life & ADD/LTD/STD Insurance.

Compensation for non-US-based employees

All non-US salaries are calculated using an international conversion index, which includes estimates for comparable positions in the country of residence and the estimated cost of health insurance. We do not offer health or retirement benefits for employees outside of the US. We do offer paid leave benefits which include hours in recognition of local holidays, vacation, sick, parental, and bereavement leave.

About Pulitzer 

The Pulitzer Center is an equal-opportunity employer. The Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us, whether in terms of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or marital or family status, are (i) understood, respected, and appreciated, (ii) recognized as a source of strength, and (iii) valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. See our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement for details.

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