Institution: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Type: Full Time
Education: BA required, MA preferred
Requisition Number: PRN10912B
Close Date: 04/22/2016
Learning Abroad Coordinators serve as campus ambassadors for Learning Abroad. The selected candidate will work closely with members of the academic community and students on the Salt Lake City campus and the University of Utah Asia Campus to promote and develop learning abroad programs and activities. In addition to overseeing a portfolio of programs, the selected candidate will serve on pan-office teams to implement and oversee certain aspects of Learning Abroad activities and responsibilities such as scholarships, assessment, orientation, marketing, and re-entry.
Advises students and faculty by matching their goals with a particular program, and informs them of all available options; and advises foreign exchange students to enable them to complete academic requirements. Arranges program details and logistics, such as travel, transportation, lodging, registration, brochures, advertising, negotiating credits and promoting programs to facilitate student/faculty participation. Assists with crisis management by monitoring global events, responding to international emergencies, implementing emergency protocols. Promotes programs in different media outlets and targets markets to create program awareness and increase participation. Participates in office teams to coordinate pre-departure programming, assessment, marketing and technology, scholarships, and re-entry programming. Develops and implements approved programs. Reviews and approves custom program proposals. Interviews applicants, reviews individual file for completeness, and forwards names of those that meet requirements for program selection. Prepares and maintains applicant/student records in coordination with Admissions, Registration and other relevant departments. Promotes Learning Abroad, the Office for Global Engagement, and the University’s international initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in the Humanities, or a related field, or equivalency; three years of experience in developing student programs and services; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. Expertise and experience with international travel including transportation, lodging, monetary exchange rates, and political and economic world situations, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills are essential elements of this position. Master’s Degree is preferred, as is a background that includes the ability to market concepts of international education. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Study abroad experience preferred, but candidates with substantial international experience will be considered. Experience in higher education and a master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred. Fluency in a foreign language would be beneficial.