The University of Georgia (UGA) seeks candidates for the position of Senior Coordinator for International Student Life (ISL). ISL provides cross-cultural programs and services that support UGA’s international student population. Reporting to the Associate Director for ISL, the Senior Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of programs and services that support the internationalization of the university. Specifically, the Senior Coordinator will provide leadership for thirty international student organizations and coordinate the non-resident tax program.
• Serve as primary advisor for International Student Life's (ISL) thirty international and multinational student organizations including event management, organizational leadership, marketing, development, and budget oversight. Develop policies and leadership training that support student organizational success. Ensure each student organization operates within official university policies and procedures.
• Oversee budget management for thirty student organizations and direct the allocation process for the student activity fee funding allocated to ISL’s thirty student organizations.
• Coordinate the ISL Non-Resident Tax Assistance Program including the recruitment of volunteers and marketing the program. Plan non-resident tax trainings, workshops, and non-resident tax support for international students.
• Supervise, train, and evaluate two Graduate Assistants. Assist the Associate Director of Student Life for ISL with the supervision of additional office staff including student employees, interns, and volunteers as appropriate.
• Assist the Associate Director of Student Life for ISL with the organization, implementation, and assessment of on-going educational and cultural programs including but not limited to international student orientations, Coffee Hour, Ethnic Nights, International Education Week, the International Street Festival, the Global Leadership Institute, and career-related seminars.
• Provide quality marketing for programs and services offered by ISL. Coordinate office communications including managing electronic databases, office listervs, office email accounts, and social media efforts.
• Facilitate the training of student staff, student organizational leadership, and various volunteers including orientation leaders, tax volunteers, international festival volunteers, and new staff.
• Counsel students utilizing a cross-cultural perspective regarding a variety of personal, developmental, and academic concerns.
• Assist with overall office budgeting, goal setting, planning, and special projects.
• Work with the Associate Director of Student Life for ISL to identify collaborative programming opportunities including coordination with various UGA offices and departments to co-sponsor events, programs, and/or services.
• Serve on campus-wide committees and assist with projects across the university in support of the Associate Director of Student Life for ISL and the unit.
• Advocate on behalf of international education and provide support for institutional goals for internationalizing the campus.
• Serve as a liaison to departments, faculty, staff, students, and Athens constituents working with international student programs/issues to resolve concerns, clarify policies, and support collaboration.
• Represent the ISL Office and the Department of Student Life at various programs and events around campus and in the local community.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Intercultural Communication, Languages, International / Area Studies or a closely related field and a minimum of one to three years experience working in international education.
• Experience working with international populations, volunteer management, advising student groups, program development, budget preparation, and event management.
• Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles as well as experience with budget management.
• Strong organizational and computer skills as well as excellent written and oral communication.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team, with individuals, and with groups that include various identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
• Strong interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills as well as a positive, collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.
• Be flexible and highly motivated and possess skills in cross-cultural communication as well as have experience traveling, studying, and/or living abroad.
• Be able to lift up to 25 lbs. as needed and climb multiple flights of stairs.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive 7-12-passenger vans.
• Work occasionally in the evenings and on weekends.
• Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in international education and who have second language proficiency as well as overseas experience.
All applicants must apply on-line via the University of Georgia’s Human Resources website at http://www.hr.uga.edu. The posting number for this position is 20130222. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and list of at least three professional references. Applications received by March 15, 2013, will receive priority. The position will remain open until filled.
Founded in 1785, The University of Georgia (UGA) is a land and sea grant university and is the state’s flagship institution. UGA is home to more than 34,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and is consistently ranked in the top 20 public universities by U.S. News and World Report, Kiplinger’s Magazine, and the Princeton Review. Athens is a vibrant community of just over 100,000 residents and is known for its friendly, eclectic atmosphere. It is situated just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia and is 55 miles east of Atlanta.