International Programs Coordinator

Aug 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106484

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Study Abroad Office is a unit within the NC State Office of Global Engagement, which supports the University's overall mission of being locally responsive to the needs of our community while promoting globally engaged research, education, and economic development programs that address the grand challenges of our global society. The mission of the Study Abroad Office is to serve all North Carolina State University students by providing academically well-matched, immersive experiences abroad, with a commitment to safety and accessibility.

Essential Job Duties: Program Coordinator for Australia and Diversity Programs Program Responsibilities: In designated geographic regions (currently Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands), serve as the lead contact for NC State study abroad programs. Manage student exchange agreements for designated region, including facilitating renewals and initiating new agreements, as well as maintaining balance of enrollment numbers. Research programs and communicate with colleagues at partner institutions and program providers regarding academic opportunities, costs, housing options, support services, and exchange agreements. Serve as advisor for participants on designated study abroad programs: manage the complete program application and acceptance process for both outgoing students and incoming international exchange students. Coordinate and administer designated NC State faculty-led and other group programs (currently programs within College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), including: oversight of program budgets; marketing materials; emergency procedures; adherence to University and Office policies; and, in collaboration with faculty, overall program administration. Collaborate with the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director in developing and implementing new programs and other projects and initiatives, as needed. Work closely and maintain appropriate relationships with faculty and academic advisers throughout the university. Global Responsibilities Coordinate Study Abroad Office diversity and inclusion efforts, including outreach to students from underrepresented backgrounds including racial and ethnic minorities, gender (male), major (STEM), LGBTQ, students with disabilities, first generation students, and high financial need students. Coordinate advising initiatives, develop advising materials for specific underrepresented student populations, and resources for faculty directors. Serve as liaison to Diversity Abroad Network and on-campus offices or committees (Multicultural Student Affairs, GLBT Center, Disability Services, University Diversity Advisory Committee, etc). In conjunction with other Study Abroad Office staff, assist with pre-departure orientation programs for outgoing and incoming students, trainings for program faculty directors, and office-wide marketing events. Represent NC State and the Study Abroad Office at state, regional, and national conferences, as needed. Represent NC State and Study Abroad Office on site visits to international partners and for program development, as needed. Manage additional global responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree, or a Bachelor's degree and minimum of two years professional experience in international education, advising, or student services.

Department Required Skills: Professional experience in the field of international education. Ability to demonstrate a basic understanding of study abroad and exchange programs; experience in student or academic advising; experience studying, living, and/or working abroad. Excellent communication skills, including public speaking; computer proficiency. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Master's degree. Previous experience working in a study abroad office and on a university campus strongly preferred. Previous study of a foreign language. Experience working with programs in or other demonstrated expertise in Australia. Experience advising and supporting students from diverse backgrounds. Experience setting budgets and managing program finances. Experience using Terra Dotta for Study Abroad (StudioAbroad) software. Ability to prioritize workload, and adapt to changing demands and priorities. Demonstrated experience working in a team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate would possess both a high level of professionalism and work well in a demanding job environment. The ideal candidate would pay close attention to detail and be well-organized; exhibit empathy and enthusiasm in interactions with students; and have experience working with faculty.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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