Study Abroad Program Coordinator

United States, North America
Mar 14, 2014
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating and administering all phases of assigned study abroad programs. The Study Abroad Program Coordinator is the key contact person for faculty, students and personnel abroad regarding University of Chicago programs in a dynamic office with growing program portfolios. This position requires both broad vision for international education and attention to detail, as well as strong communication and organizational skills. The Program Coordinator should be both meticulous and flexible, and able to work cooperatively with international partners and scholars, as well as staff from other units of the University, faculty, and students. The Program Coordinator (PC) is a 12-month position and requires the ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Unit Education: Bachelor s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Unit Experience: At least two years of experience working in higher education required. Experience in academic advising of undergraduate students preferred; significant international living or work experience, or experience in international education strongly preferred. Experience living or working in complex international settings preferred, particularly the Middle East and/or Asia. Advanced proficiency in one or more foreign languages strongly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge of foreign travel required. Ability to develop curricula required. Analytical skills required. Decision-making skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Interpersonal skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Must demonstrate a high degree of maturity and tact in handling sensitive issues, and use discretion when dealing with confidential matters. Proficiency in a foreign language preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.