CHINA PROGRAMS COORDINATOR, VISITING INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Michigan State University invites applications for the position of China Programs Coordinator for the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP). VIPP’s mission, as part of International Studies and Programs (ISP), is to develop effective professionals across the career and educational continuum through non-degree certificate programs for professional skills, language enhancement, and cultural topics.
Key Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator provides leadership, innovation, and advocacy in developing strategies to expand non-degree programming for practitioners and professionals from China and related areas. The Program Coordinator will be a member of the Professional Programs Team and report to the Director of VIPP.
Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator collaborates with area study centers, international institutions, and academic and support units campus-wide to design and implement professional programs, to expand recruitment in the target regions, and to increase interactions with units across campus. The Program Coordinator will also develop marketing strategies; manage program and budget design; establish international educational exchange agreements and contracts with institutions for short- and long-term programs; liaise with program sponsors; identify and solicit potential external funding sources to conduct programs including writing grant and contract proposals; as well as develop and nurture a network of professionals who bring practical insights to participants through seminars and hands-on experience.
Qualifications: A minimum of five years of professional experience in the U.S., or in both U.S. and China, and two years of experience in developing and implementing international professional programs. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to proactively plan and implement professional programs in a complex, decentralized research university and operate effectively as part of the VIPP and ISP teams. The successful candidate should possess consensus-building, problem-solving, entrepreneurial, and program- building skills and partner effectively with faculty, administration and staff campus-wide. A master’s degree is required; a doctoral or other terminal degree is preferred. Professional translation skills between Mandarin and English are expected.
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A generous benefit package is offered.
Application Procedures: Candidates should go to www.jobs.msu.edu  to apply in the Faculty/Academic staff postings. The posting number is 6977. Submit a cover letter, vita, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three referees. Applications are due by November 21, 2012. The position may be reopened until an appointment is made. References will not be contacted without prior consultation with candidates. The position is available immediately.
For additional information about the University and its extensive commitments in international education and programs, see www.msu.edu , www.msu.edu/international , and www.vipp.msu.edu .
Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.