Program Specialist (International Education)

San Mateo
Oct 03, 2017
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San Mateo County Community College District

Program Specialist (International Education)

Posting Number: 2014501S

Department: Educational Svcs & Planning DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $61,824 (annual) - $79,056 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Program Specialist (International Education) performs professional work involved with planning, coordinating, and implementing the District's International Student Program. Under direction from the Director of International Education and the Provost, International Education, the Program Specialist is responsible for and/or assists with recruitment, program development, planning, logistical operations, reporting and documentation of international education and services for the District.

Public contact is extensive and includes staff, students, international students, domestic and international educational institutions, business and community representatives and leaders, campus visitors, and the general public. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to adequately represent the District, serve as a technical resource person for the program to design original program components and services, and to resolve minor and major problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment could be costly in employee time, public relations, and money; however, administrative and policy controls limit the risk of serious consequences. The Program Specialist can supervise the work of paraprofessional, clerical, and other staff, and student assistants as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business administration, sociology, human resources, or a closely related field
• Successful experience of increasing responsibility in education, social services, human resources, or related area
• Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively, constructively, sensitively and respectfully with people at various levels within organizations who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
• Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
• Skill in researching, compiling data for, and preparing a variety of reports
• Experience with basic accounting procedures
• Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication, including public speaking
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare data analysis, reports, summaries, correspondence, and other materials
• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a small team with a broad range of responsibilities
• Possession of a California Driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus locations
• Experience with event planning and coordination

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of the role and value of international educational
2. Skill in multi-tasking and working accurately under deadline pressure
3. Skill in the use of spreadsheets, a variety of computer software, and a database to set up, maintain, format, and prepare data for reports, correspondence, publicity, and other printed materials
4. Skill in researching and analyzing a variety of data to draw conclusions; data interpretation and comparison with attention to detail
5. Skill in written communication
6. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking, negotiation, and persuasive communication
7. Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
8. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
9. Ability to work independently with little direction and coordinate the work of others
10. Knowledge of DHS, USCIS, and SEVIS regulations and procedures, and code of ethics for international educators
11. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
12. Ability to exercise good judgement and discretion in handling sensitive or confidential information

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in a second language (Mandarin preferred).

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 10/23/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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