Study Abroad Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Study Abroad Coordinator  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

31500 - Office of International Education

Advertised Salary: $45,000-$55,000. Salary commensurate with education, experience, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefits package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Ferris State University is seeking to fill a 1-year temporary position for a Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education. The coordinator, in support of the goals of the office, will be part of an innovative and student-centered team of International Educators. The position requires attention to detail and excellent communication skills. The selected candidate will be a student-centered professional and a team player.
The coordinator will be responsible for supporting campus globalization efforts including event planning and coordinating co-curricular activities and engagements to encourage experiential learning. Responsibilities include advising students, marketing study abroad programs, developing summer programs, informing campus community of global opportunities, and supporting faculty offering short-term study abroad programs. The anticipated start date for this position is November of 2023. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree  
Required Work Experience: Experience studying or working abroad.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Must have a current, valid driver’s license, be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, and be able to obtain a U.S. passport.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Sitting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Master’s degree; Two or more years of experience working in a higher education or international travel setting. Two years full time is equivalent to 1 year part time.
Demonstrated effectiveness in intercultural communication both orally and in writing to a diverse faculty, staff, students, and community.
Understanding of education abroad program development and implementation
Experience planning and executing events.
Budget management experience
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database management, social media, and website management
Proficiency in a second language
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Develop comprehensive international education programs that support experiential learning and global competency.
Provide logistical support for program development and internationalization projects, including faculty-led study abroad programs.
Design, develop, and implement international summer school programs.
Conduct orientations and training on best practices to a variety of audiences.
Research & communicate Study Abroad opportunities for faculty, staff and students.
Student Service Duties
Develop and maintain electronic advising portal using an LMS such as Canvas.
Communicate with prospective students on Study Abroad opportunities including semester exchanges, international summer school programs, faculty-led programs, third-party provider options, and international internships opportunities.
Host pre-departure orientations and provide programming and support for student re-entry.
Review financial aid/budgets, academic learning plans, travel/logistics plans, health and safety plans.
Maintain communication with Study Abroad students traveling overseas and serve as an emergency contact when students are abroad.
Administrative and Budget Duties
Prepare and manage budgets
Process expense reports and reconcile program accounts.
Schedule study abroad courses, process transcripts, and facilitate transfer credits.
Conduct program evaluations for both students and faculty and prepare reports on projects.
Prepare databases, calendars, and files to manage multiple projects and keep records accordingly.
Marketing, Branding, and Communication Duties
Develop and manage marketing and brand identity projects including social media, promotional tables, open houses/workshops, classroom visits, and other campus engagement opportunities.
Coordinate and create content and campaigns for a variety of social media and electronic platforms to increase following and awareness of international opportunities.
Reports directly to assigned supervisor. Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information. Performs all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.
Supervise student employees as assigned. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with university policies and applicable laws.
Represent International Education within the University, in the community and overseas with professional organizations, and agencies; lead, work with, and serve on University committees. This position may require domestic and international travel.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of highest earned degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
November 6th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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