Coordinator Study Abroad

Grand Valley State University

Coordinator Study Abroad-Padnos International Center

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Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Required Qualifications and Education:
Earned Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution; previous work experience in an Education Abroad Office, or experience working in a university setting advising students; basic knowledge of education abroad programs and processes; demonstrate an understanding of education abroad support services; exhibits a high level of professionalism; ability to succeed in a fast-paced and demanding environment; experience living, working or studying abroad; must excel at paying close attention to detail; proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; must possess excellent intercultural communication and writing skills; exhibit empathy and enthusiasm in interactions with students and colleagues; demonstrate excellent judgment and the ability to deal with difficult situations; be well-organized; and demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently. Applicant must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of experience in the field of international education; education abroad programming experience, including facilitating pre-departure orientations and re-entry events; and proficiency in a second language.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Working under the supervision of the Director of Study Abroad & International Partnerships, the Coordinator has primary responsibility for advising outbound students on a wide variety of pre-departure practical matters. Essential responsibilities include: coordinating the host university application process for GVSU's exchange programs; managing the registration process for outbound students; maintaining a database with important partner contacts and exchange balances; generating rosters and reports, such as the IIE Open Doors Report submission; create and update pre-departure orientation materials; conduct pre-departure orientation sessions; maintain up-to-date student files; disseminate information that may require explanation and interpretation of established university and departmental policies and procedures; collaborate with other departments on-campus to facilitate efficient administrative procedures that support education abroad; design and implement re-entry programming; review student files for required course approvals; oversee updates to course equivalency charts; coordinate the process for tracking financial aid consortium agreements; assist in managing Online Application Student Information System (OASIS); assist in hosting international visitors; and collaborate with the Director on other programs that benefit study abroad participants in the pre-departure and re-entry stages.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division: Padnos International Center

Campus: Allendale campus

Application Deadline Date: February 17, 2017

How To Apply: Apply online at and click "Apply now". Include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215

Advertised: 27 Jan 2017 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 17 Feb 2017 Eastern Standard Time