Coordinator of International Student Services

Location
Bangor, Penobscot County / Glenburn, Penobscot County / Hermon, Penobscot County / Veazie, Penobscot County
Posted
Apr 23, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time

The Coordinator of International Student Services serves as the primary staff person responsible for supporting international students through arrival, orientation, transition and integration into the University community. The Coordinator works directly with students and maintains effective working relationships with faculty, staff and University departments to better serve the unique needs of the international student population. Approachable, adaptable and pro-active, the Coordinator acts as champion for international students. The Coordinator will also teach one or more ESL courses per semester as dictated by enrollment.


 

1. In collaboration with residence life staff, plan and coordinate welcome services for international students, including oversight of student travel itineraries and arrival times;
2. In collaboration with OASIS and International Initiatives staff plan, coordinate and execute international student orientation programs for fall and winter arrival dates;
3. Provide English language support through ESL instruction or tutorials during the academic year pending needs and numbers of advisees;
4. Serve as international student advocate in day-to-day academic life and success issues, coordinate enrichment activities, and facilitate successful student adjustment and integration into the Husson and Bangor communities;
5. Serve as academic advisor to international students who have not yet declared a major area of study;
6. Collaborate with other academic advisors, faculty and staff to support student integration and success;
7. Serve as advisor to the International Student Association;
8. Develop and coordinate a summer ESL and enrichment program for international students; and
9. Other duties as assigned.



Masters’ degree in higher education, student services, international education or related discipline; certification in TESOL or equivalent; and outstanding intercultural and interpersonal oral and written communication skills are all required.
Demonstrated record of building positive relationships with and advocating for students from diverse backgrounds in an academic setting; prior experience traveling, working, and/or living abroad; strong knowledge of current best practices in the field of international education; and second language ability are all preferred.


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