Staff Assistant, Study Abroad Coordinator (Full-time, Temporary)
Department Summary: Bridgewater State University's Office of Study Abroad is committed to advocating for our students, promoting international and intercultural understanding, and advancing academic learning. We promote and support international education through opportunities such as semesters abroad, travel courses, study away programs, international student teaching, international internships and global service-learning programs. Our office provides study abroad advising, sponsors educational activities, and coordinates pre-departure and re-entry programming for our students. As a unit within the Dr. Edward W. Minnock Center for International Engagement, the Office of Study Abroad actively contributes to the University's comprehensive global engagement mission and goals.
Position Summary: The Staff Assistant, Study Abroad Coordinator position is a full time, temporary, benefited position. Under the leadership of the Director of Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Coordinator will support and advance students' successful participation on a variety of study abroad and study away experiences and contribute to the University's global engagement goals. The Study Abroad Coordinator will work closely with interested and participating students and collaboratively with colleagues to increase participation rates including among under-represented populations. This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Essential Duties: * Assist the director and Study Abroad Staff with day-to-day management of the Study Abroad Office and implementation of related policies, programs, budgets and initiatives. * Provide academic and program advising to students participating on study abroad programs. * Manage study abroad enrollment management for BSU travel courses and semester programs. * Assist with a communication and outreach plan for student recruitment, enrollment and success that includes comprehensive annual campus and social media campaigns. * Assist with an annual calendar of related study abroad programs, events, and workshops. * Assist the director with managing the abroad annual operating and program budgets. * Provide programming support to the International Teacher Placement Program. * Coordinate and collaborate with BSU academic, student and financial divisions and departments relevant to study abroad program management and issues. * Support the Study Abroad Student Alumni Ambassador Program. * Liaise with appropriate BSU study abroad international institutional partners and U.S. and foreign government agencies to coordinate BSU study abroad enrollment management. * Assess and monitor student needs and trends as they relate to study abroad; recommend new initiatives and programs to meet those needs based on best practices. * Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: * Minimum requirement of a Bachelor's Degree. * Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Good interpersonal skills are essential. * Knowledge of higher education principals and study abroad best practices. * Demonstrated ability to work in stressful, high-paced situations required. Position requires sensitivity to human concerns and student needs, as well as flexibility, patience, and professional integrity.
Preferred Qualifications: * related experience in a study abroad office managing programs and student advising. * Prior study abroad and/or international work, internship or living experiences. * Master's degree in global studies, international higher education, international affairs, student affairs or other related discipline. * Proficiency in a second language. * Knowledge of Banner and Degree Works. * Working knowledge of study abroad enrollment management platforms.
Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $1,730.76 bi-weekly
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.