Student Advocacy Specialist (Global Education Coordinator)
Penn State University
Global Education Coordinator - Southeast Region - Abington HUB campus. This position is located at the Abington campus with frequent travel to Brandywine campus required and frequent travel to University Park for trainings and meetings as required. As the locus for one of the University's primary strategic goals, the Office of Global Programs (OGP) is an area of growth and opportunity for those seeking a career in the field of international education. Reporting to the Director of Global Operations and Intercultural Learning and to the Abington Hub campus, the coordinator will plan, develop, and conduct three international student orientation programs annually and is responsible for hiring and training orientation leaders. The position will oversee and implement co-curricular programming for international undergraduate students at the Abington and Brandywine campuses. The coordinator will also work closely with the Sponsored Relations Office and serve as the primary contact in the Central region for sponsor- related work and support of international sponsored students at assigned campuses. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills in addition to proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and experience working with database software. Previous experience working with undergraduate international students and developing co-curricular programming is preferred. The position requires regular communication with community members, students, faculty, staff, and departments around the Penn State community to help create a support network to maximize international students’ volunteer and community service opportunities. This position requires a master’s degree with related international student programming experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some administrative or project management experience is highly desirable. A candidate with education abroad, working and/or living abroad is also preferred and the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures is a plus. This is a Global Program's position which will receive supervisor input from the appropriate Abington Campus staff member. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in an education or social science related discipline or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.
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