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The Intercultural Programs Advisor coordinates a range of services for CGIS programs. Responsibilities of the position are described below.
35% Advising Help students identify and select appropriate programs, provide information about financial aid options and the admissions process, serve as primary contact for students participating in these programs, and assist students to prepare and meet program requirements. Respond to student, parent, faculty, and staff inquiries via phone, walk-in, and e-mail during the various stages of off-campus program participation including pre-application, pre-departure, on-site, and once students have returned to U of M.
15% Application Coordination and Review Lead the admissions committee for students applying to programs, coordinate the admission and acceptance process. Collect partner application materials for host institutions. Notify students of acceptances and next steps.
10% Student Sessions Facilitate informational and intercultural workshops, orientation sessions (including general pre-departure and program specific orientations), retreats and return sessions. Assist in designing content and materials for such sessions.
30% Program Coordination Coordinate services and program logistics with program partners in the U.S. and abroad. Serve as liaison with units who have students going on programs, work with faculty and staff in these units to promote programs. Meet with partners when making visits to the UM campus. Update program supplements, cost sheets, and other materials. Coordinate with faculty, staff, and students regarding program requirements such as submission of forms, meeting health and safety requirements, and understanding program-related policies. Work with faculty on organizing, promoting, and preparing students for short-term faculty-led programs. Other projects as assigned. Conference travel and site visits as appropriate.
10% Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Principals of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are embedded in all responsibilities of this position, with an emphasis on the following areas. Advise students with different social identities in the pre-departure, while abroad and return phases. Help develop and facilitate identity-based sessions as part of pre-departure orientation and returnee programming. Partner with units across campus to facilitate programming to ensure underrepresented students are aware of different study abroad opportunities and understand the resources available to them. Participate in and on occasion facilitate staff sessions that further develop the team’s awareness around unique considerations for people holding different social identities. Implement practices that make our office a more inclusive space for students, faculty, and staff.
Bachelor's degree; first hand experience participating in or leading an intercultural program; experience advising, teaching, or mentoring undergraduate/graduate students; ability to handle multiple assignments for varied programs with strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and partner institutions from many different backgrounds; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Masters or other advanced degree; previous administrative experience in higher education; some knowledge of U of M policies and procedures; previous experience working in a study abroad office or provider organization; direct experience working with marginalized communities and/or student populations that are underrepresented within study abroad; a knowledge of intercultural learning pedagogy; experience with StudioAbroad software.
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