Manager, Student Engagement and Intercultural Learning
Penn State University
Penn State’s Global Programs is seeking a new supervisor for the Student Engagement and Intercultural Learning (SEIL) office. The position will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and conducting programming aimed at acclimating international students to Penn State’s University Park campus, to campus communities and to the U.S., for integrating international and domestic students and for building intercultural competence of students, faculty and staff. The position will supervise multiple professional staff at University Park and will work with University and external partners to provide robust and comprehensive program portfolio for the international student community. Current programming within the supervisor’s purview are International Student Orientation for fall, spring, and summer semesters, Global Education and Leadership Experience (GELE) events annually, Student Organization grant funding, multiple international student leadership panels, the President’s Welcome for international students during the Fall semester, the President’s Reception during the Spring semester, a pilot program on student internationalization, provide global competency training and presentations with University partners across the Commonwealth and peer institutions. In addition to managing these activities, the manager will also implement a formal program of assessment and process improvement for them. This position would represent University Park in collaborations with commonwealth campus professionals on university-wide initiatives. The position will report the to the Director of Global Operations and Learning. All applicants should provide a cover letter, resume and a sample program plan as a demonstration of their ability to develop new programming to serve our population. The new program plan can serve any of the following populations: undergraduate students, graduate students and/or faculty/staff. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Any successful candidate will need to be a detail-oriented leader and manager who can work collaboratively with a broad spectrum of partners, who possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, a high degree of intercultural competence, an enthusiasm for working with students, a willingness to work varied and non-traditional hours and is prepared to travel to Penn State campuses and elsewhere as needs determine. Applicants who have lived, worked or studied outside of their country of origin is a plus. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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