Assistant Global Studies Coordinator

Bismarck, North Dakota
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Mary is seeking a full time, non-exempt Assistant Global Studies Coordinator. Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Assistant Global Studies Coordinator will be:

  • Managing administrative operations budgets, assessments, staffing, training, compliance, and records retention
  • Promoting study abroad programs (e.g. information sessions, special cultural events, brochures, webpage, study abroad table at fairs, participation in freshman orientation, etc.) and leading student recruitment efforts
  • Serving as primary campus advisor and contact regarding educational opportunities abroad
  • Coordinating and developing study abroad trips in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students across campus to enhance experiential learning opportunities
  • Coordinating pre-departure preparation and orientation process (visa compliance, health insurance, culture shock readiness, safety, etc.) and activities that help students transition back to the main campus
  • Facilitating communication of policies, procedures, and time-sensitive information among all stakeholders (students, staff, faculty, parents, administration) as appropriate
  • Reporting and assessing results on student evaluations of study abroad programs
  • Facilitating student application process and managing web-based software, from initial enquiry-to-alumni stages (applications, payments, waivers, visa process, etc.)
  • Supervising students working with the Global Studies Program
  • Assisting the Director of Global Studies in promoting and facilitating faculty-led study abroad programs (guiding the proposal process, assisting faculty in pre-departure preparation and orientation, etc.)

Other essential tasks include:

  • Auxiliary academic advising related to study abroad programs
  • Keeping current on and following foreign and U.S. rules regarding immigration and travel
  • Joining and participating in professional international study abroad organizations at the local, state, and national levels
  • Membership required in NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Supporting other university department's mission trip and service trip planning (e.g. Peru, Guatemala)
  • Be a part of the organization and promotion of UMary International week

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience studying, living, or working abroad is required
  • Public speaking experience
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to speak a foreign language is a plus
  • 1 year related work experience is a plus
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the School of Arts and Sciences and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

The University of Mary overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools.  The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. Qualified applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, and (3) three letters of recommendation or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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