Program Manager, Sponsored Student Programs

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Job Description Summary:

The International Services Office (ISO) at the George Washington University facilitates international educational exchange through its services and programs. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the GW international community.

Reporting to the Director of the International Services Office, the Program Manager, Sponsored Student Programs liaises with U.S. and international organizations, agencies, cultural, and educational affairs offices to support and increase sponsored student exchange programs. The Program Manager, Sponsored Student Programs cultivates strong working relationships with key domestic and foreign personnel who have oversight and administrative responsibilities related to sponsored student and scholar programs. Thus, intellectually contributing to the development, strategy, and growth of sponsored student and scholar programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as the primary point of contact for admitted Sponsored Students and Scholars on campus and their respective sponsoring agencies.
  • Developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating programs and services to meet the unique needs of sponsored students, including pre-arrival information and services, and coordinate orientation programs and activities and initial resources for student success.
  • Serving as a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer with DHS designation to ensure that all necessary information regarding international sponsored students is reported to the U. S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure participants maintain legal status throughout their academic program at the University.
  • Engaging in sponsored student and scholar recruitment by conducting regular visits with sponsoring agencies and foreign cultural offices. College fair representation is not part of this position.
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating targeted communication media that advances the Sponsored Student Programs, including brochures, newsletters, online publications, and social media.
  • Collaborating on the design and development of University communication campaigns for sponsoring agencies to recruit and retain sponsored students.
  • Directing sponsored students and scholars to appropriate resources on campus to ensure that they maintain good academic performance, health and wellness, and are adjusting to the general U. S. culture as well as academic culture.
  • Preparing written correspondence, reports and other documentation as required in support of the unique administrative needs of international sponsored students and scholars.
  • Supervising, coaching, and professional development guidance to a Graduate Student Fellow.
  • Managing budgets associated with programs and activities for sponsored students.

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC and occasionally travels nationally and internationally. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years related experience in higher education international student support.
  • Proficiency in a second language.
  • Experience studying or living abroad.
  • Ability to receive DHS SEVIS access.
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally for sponsor outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate collaborative, professional, and friendly relationships with internal and external constituencies.
  • Exceptional public speaking, verbal, and written communication skills; with the ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all organizational levels, and with diverse ethnic and cultural constituents.
  • An understanding of the unique challenges and needs of international and sponsored students and scholars.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and complete multiple tasks effectively with a high level of efficiency and efficacy.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Demonstrated analytical judgement and problem-solving skills.
Typical Hiring Range $49,000 - $67,400 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Academic Affairs Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Occasional nights and weekends. Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.
  • In order to gain a better understating of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.
Internal Applicants Only? Yes (University Wide) Posting Number: S007754 Job Open Date: 11/06/2018 Job Close Date: 11/10/2018 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you currently work at GW?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
    • Yes, I have successfully completed my IEP
    • No, I have not completed my IEP
    • Not Applicable

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae





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Job No:
Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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