The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Program Associate position facilitates the support, integration and cross-cultural adjustment of matriculating international and exchange students, Army War College Fellows' dependents and international visiting scholars and their families. The position serves as a bridge for our international population with key campus stakeholders including student life, the multi-lingual writing center, admissions, registrar, etc. In this role, the Program Associate will coordinate logistics and deliver content for campus orientations, programming, summer programming and other events related to campus internationalization and inclusivity efforts.
Coordinate and deliver activities, events, and programs designed to provide opportunities for campus and community engagement with the international population such as international and all student orientations and intercultural study abroad pre-departure orientations.
Coordinate logistics for international student on-boarding and orientation as well as on-going advising including responding to issues and crisis.
Collaborate with key campus and external stakeholders such as the US Army War College, Residence Life, Student Life, Landis Collective (Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity), Registrar's Office, Student Accounts, Financial Operations, staff and partners abroad at our Dickinson in program sites, etc.
Assist with US related administrative procedures and documentation such as verification letters per student request for DMV, SSA Office, letters of invitation for graduation, etc.
Represent the CGSE as an advisor to student organizations such as We Introduce Nations at Dickinson (W.I.N.D.), the International Student Board, Global Ambassadors, etc.
Serve in back-up capacity for the front-lines of the office, answering the main phone line, main email account and responding to walk-in traffic.
Write and edit materials for the CGSE website, and monitor and develop social media presence.
Assist the Director of ISSS and the CGSE team with other projects as assigned.
Department: Center for Global Study & Engagemnt
Internal Number: 5039
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783.As of 2017, Dickinson has just over 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 104-acre campus is populated by students from 42 U.S. states and territories and 44 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 35 programs in 25 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities.Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges).Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Founded ...in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hersheypark and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours.Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized Dickinson as a gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksite, a national award that acknowledges the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus.Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives.The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.