Job Opening: Summer Global Institute Program Associate, Roger Williams University [summer]

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Institution: Roger Williams University
Location: Bristol, RI
Posted: 05/04/2015
Type: Full Time, Summer
Education: not listed

Company Description:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, R.I., is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunity for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today’s employers demand. In the two years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families – increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates, RWU is home to more than a dozen graduate programs, a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island’s only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Summer Global Institute Program Associate (SGIPA) assists the Director of International Program Development and other University program staff and faculty to support and implement participant and community engagement activities of the University’s Summer Global Institute.

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

Program Coordination and Outreach:

  • Assist the Director of International Program Development and staff in facilitating program activities and engagement among RWU Summer Global Institute participants and between the participants and Rhode Island community members, partners, and hosts;
  • Help participants become familiar with community resources; advise and refer participants to appropriate resources or staff, as necessary;
  • Plan and facilitate engagement and community outreach activities for participants;
  • Assist in escorting group(s) during field programs;
  • Assist in escorting participants during medical or other off campus engagement, as needed.
  • In addition, the SGIPA will respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.

This is a full-time, summer position. Schedule and hours vary. The SGIPA will be supporting students from China, Japan, and/or Brazil.


Knowledge of community resources and opportunities appropriate to Institute participants is required. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary, especially in intercultural context as well as attention to detail and the ability to multitask during a fast-paced program. Self-motivation and the ability to manage challenges as they arise is required. To be successful in this position, candidates must have a strong interest in international issues.

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