Coordinator, Study Abroad & Student Exchange 495081
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 20112001
Department: Office of International Education and Services
Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: Lamar University Study Abroad is committed to promoting and facilitating student mobility and international engagement through study abroad programs. Study abroad encourages transformative learning opportunities that foster academic development, personal growth, and intercultural competence that are indispensable elements of a quality education in today's global society.
Reporting to the Executive Director for Office of International Education & Services, the Coordinator's responsibilities include:
Develop, launch, and manage a portfolio of effective and strategic academic, internship, and experiential learning opportunities, in collaboration with faculty, academic departments, and other related units on campus.
Work with the Executive Director and faculty to develop and implement programs and budgets according to university policies and procedures.
Establish Program Index Numbers and reallocate program budget lines.
Be a primary contact for Emergency Response Team in risk/emergency management.
Serve as a liaison with related units on campus, including Financial Aid and Scholarships, Registrar's, and Undergraduate Advising Center.
Advise study abroad applicants concerning program options, the application process, and Lamar's study abroad policies, procedures, payment dates, and financial and academic policies and protocols.
Update and maintain communication processes, including Formstack, Marketplace, and email correspondences with faculty and students.
Update Study Abroad website and social media.
Support program logistics, the procurement and contract process, payment to vendors, and compliance with university and other requirements.
In collaboration with Executive Director and program faculty, review applications and determine students' eligibility to study abroad.
Conduct pre-program orientation for students and faculty.
Maintain accurate student files and records.
Coordinate with program faculty on marketing and recruitment including Study Abroad Fair, Cardinal View, and other promotional efforts.
Recruit and advise study abroad alumni to volunteer as peer advisors.
Collect, analyze, and share study abroad data with various stakeholders.
Serve as liaison with partner institutions and study abroad providers;
Coordinate with academic departments for course registration of J-1 exchange students.
Assess study abroad programs for effectiveness and student and faculty satisfaction.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in English, Business, Marketing, Psychology, International Relations, or a related field of study. 2-3 years of experience for the Coordinator of Study Abroad position. Effective communication and excellent technological, organizational, and multi-tasking skills. Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, database, and spreadsheets. Experiences in risk management, preferably in higher education. Strong high-touch customer service skills required. Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds. Evidence of skills related to marketing and/or public relations. Ability/willingness to work some of the evenings and on weekends.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in in English, Business, Marketing, Psychology, International Relations, or a related field of study. Experience with study abroad programs. Experience with web designs and developing and delivering webinars. Experience with engaging and extemporaneous public speaking. Experience living or studying abroad knowledge of FERPA regulations and higher education institutions. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a highly demanding workload and under pressure. Ability to organize and prioritize work without direct supervision, and as part of a close-knit team of professional staff members at the Office of International Education & Services. Ability to collaborate with team members to identify, establish and promote best practices for the office. Passion for and dedication to promoting the values and benefits of International Education.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana