|Department: || |
The Center for Global Engagement facilitates education abroad, immigration services, intensive English instruction, international partnerships and related functions that empower UMBC to extend beyond borders.
|Position Overview: || |
The Study Abroad Coordinator plays a critical role in ensuring efficient operation of the Center for Global Engagement’s (CGE) Education Abroad Office and provides administrative support to the Director for Education Abroad & Global Learning. The Coordinator is also responsible for managing all aspects of UMBC’s faculty-led study abroad program portfolio.
The Center for Global Engagement facilitates education abroad, global awards, immigration services, intensive English instruction, international partnerships and related functions that empower UMBC to extend beyond borders. The Education Abroad (EA) team is responsible for promoting students’ academic, personal, professional and intercultural development before, during and after their education abroad experiences. The Coordinator works directly UMBC faculty, staff and students, as well as academic institutions, study abroad program providers and other vendors to support CGE priorities of internationalization, inclusion, retention and quality academic and experiential learning.
|Why Work at UMBC? || |
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $55,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
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|Telework: || |
A hybrid telework schedule may be available.
|Responsibilities: || |
The Study Abroad Coordinator works directly with UMBC faculty, staff and students, as well as academic institutions, study abroad program providers and other vendors to support CGE priorities of internationalization, inclusion, retention and quality academic and experiential learning. Responsibilities include:
- Supporting faculty through the program proposal process, including researching, identifying and helping cultivate study abroad opportunities that align with faculty interests and student needs, ensuring compliance with university policies, developing and maintaining faculty-led study abroad leader resources, creating and facilitating program director and assistant training and coordinating travel approvals and reimbursements.
- Program development and execution, including organizing logistics (e.g., agreements, transportation, accommodations, excursions, educational experiences, etc.) associated with all faculty-led programs; effectively liaising with other campus offices, academic departments and new and existing external partners to ensure quality high-impact learning experiences and efficient administrative operations; managing program budgets; processing student applications and communicating admissions decisions and next steps.
- Advising students on university-approved study abroad programs, policies and regulations, including conveying information on admission requirements, the student experience, scholarships and financial aid, registration procedures and academic credit.
- Managing assigned departmental web pages, databases and administrative systems, including making routine updates, troubleshooting problems and maintaining accurate records of the above duties
- Planning and implementing pre-departure and re-entry orientations/programming; promoting programs through speaking engagements and participation in professional organizations; and producing communications such as newsletters, web content, brochures and social media.
- Developing and conducting annual assessments of the education abroad programs and services to evaluate participant and program success and effectiveness.
- Supporting strategic initiatives, special projects and reporting within the CGE's Education Abroad Office.
- Maintaining expert knowledge of international travel and entry requirements.
|Required Minimum Qualifications: || |
- Bachelor’s Degree
- One year of experience working in an office setting, preferably in a Study Abroad Office or similar university International Education Office, or with students and faculty in a university setting through student advising, admissions/recruitment, promotions/marketing, student services/student life or special programs
- Knowledge of academic and international programs
|Preferred Qualifications: || |
- Experience living, working or studying outside of the United States
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Experience working with logistical program details
- Experience using Terra Dotta software or other Education Abroad management software
- Experience coordinating social media campaigns
- Foreign language ability
- The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment
- The ability to work with individuals from varied administrative, cultural, academic, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds
- General knowledge of best practices in the Education Abroad field
- Experience developing and administering faculty-led study abroad programs
|Background Screening Statement: || |
A background check will be required.
|Special Instructions to Applicants: || |
Upload a cover letter and a resume.
|Closing Date: ||For best consideration, apply by June 9th, 2023. This position will remain open until filled. |
|Benefits: || |
UMBC offers a rich benefits package.
Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):
Generous Leave which includes accruing:
- 22 Days of Annual Leave
- 15 Days of Sick Leave
- 15 Holidays
- 3 Personal Days
- 8 credit hours per semester
- Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment
- Life and disability insurance
- Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
- Professional development opportunities
- Wellness opportunities
- & Much more
Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position.
|Salary: ||Salary starts at $55,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. |
|Hours: ||Full-time |
|Type: ||Regular |
|FLSA Status: ||Exempt |
| Equal Opportunity Statement: ||UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. |
|Title IX: ||As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here. |
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
|Work Authorization: ||As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. |