A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) develops inclusive and accessible educational opportunities around the globe, primarily for LSA undergraduates. Our academically rich programs foster intellectual curiosity and intercultural understanding by encouraging students and faculty to engage with host communities through conscious and responsible participation. CGIS offers over 100 programs in 40 countries, from short-term summer programs to traditional semester- and year-long study abroad. CGIS is committed to furthering diversity within study abroad.
The Intercultural Programs Advisor coordinates of a range of services for CGIS programs. Responsibilities of the position are described below.
Advising (35%) 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 inquires 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.
Application Coordination and Review (15%) 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.
Student Sessions (10%) 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.
Program Coordination (35%) 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 (5%) Participate in after-hours emergency response rotation. Conference travel and site visits as appropriate.
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.
Masters or other advanced degree; previous administrative experience in higher education; some knowledge of U of M policies and procedures; fluency in a second language; previous experience working in a study abroad office or provider organization; knowledge of intercultural learning pedagogy; experience with StudioAbroad software.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
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