German International Parent Association | Miami-Dade County, FL

Katarzyna Szutkowski

Communications Manager

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Born in Poland, Katarzyna moved at the age of twenty to New York where she lived with her family for over twenty years. In January of 2013, Katarzyna moved to Miami where she resides with her husband, two dogs and their daughter Sophie, currently enrolled in fourth grade in the German International Studies Program at Sunset Elementary. For the past sixteen years, Katarzyna has been working in vaccine research at Pfizer, managing complex projects in partnership with diverse global business teams. She has a solid knowledge of project management and quality standards on both a regional and global scale. Katarzyna received her BA in Business and Marketing from IONA College, Hagan School of Business and earned a MA in Global Affairs from the Center for Global Affairs at New York University, where she specialized in Human Rights and International Development.  She remains passionate about women’s rights in developing countries, mainly South Africa and Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, where she conducted some of her research. She is a co-author of “Finding Peace in Iraq: Joint Field Research on New Approaches to Peacebuilding in the Kurdistan Region” and serves as an adviser to Seeds of Education, Policy, Legal Awareness & Advocacy, a Pakistani-based foundation and think tank. 

Job Description: Communications Manager GIPA Communications Manager is one of three Executive Board positions within the organization, besides the President and the Treasurer. As the title states, the Communications Manager is responsible for all communications within the Board and with the Board members at large. The scope of work within the Board involves the planning of monthly Board meetings, General membership meetings or any other special meetings that may be necessary from time to time, including any notifications, agendas and minutes related to these meetings. Communications with the membership at large should include overseeing and proof-reading of announcements to any events and activities to be broadcast to all members, as well as the channeling of events and news to the membership through newsletters, social media and other distribution avenues. In addition, the Communications Manager will also respond to any inquiries from any current or new families potentially interested in the German program at any of our schools, and should be able to provide ample information related to these. Ideally, this position should be held by someone with great organizational skills as well as a good understanding of the English language to be able to write and proof-read announcements and articles to be published and broadcast. The person holding this position should also be available to attend all Board meetings, General membership meetings as well as any special meetings, to ensure continuity in the maintenance of records related to the notices, agendas and minutes of these meetings. The Communications Manager also oversees the general activities of the newsletter, website and GIPA Book operations to provide quality control and guidance where needed.



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South Miami, FL 33143

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