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Job ID 1630 Location Ellensburg Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
The Program Coordinator assists and supports the Executive Director of OISP in the operations of international initiatives, program development, and student support. This position will organize and implement international student orientation and on-going programs for students, assist in tasks that relate to programming, cultural adjustment, retention, community relations, and campus wide cultural sensitivity and global awareness. This position is also responsible for ensuring international students have the appropriate health insurance as required by the university.
Orientation and Student Programming - Plan and implement quarterly international student orientation - liaise with other OISP and CWU staff to provide a comprehensive arrival orientation - Coordinate the student arrival and orientation process and ensure that student's arrival needs are met - Provide updates to the international student population through online and written communication - Assist other OISP staff and Executive Director with campus wide international programming - implement or participates in major campus programming and training initiatives (Commencement, Freshman Convocation, International Education Week, International Café, World Languages Day...) - Promote international student volunteerism initiatives, establishing partnerships with community organizations and the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) - Create and implement evaluations tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of programs and retention. - Coordinate a program calendar and help promote OISP programs on social media - Communicate with faculty from academic departments who have a stake in increasing programming related to globalization initiatives - Discover methods of communicating with students about event opportunities (ie: partnership with faculty development, instructors wanting to identify events that would count for extra credit; partnership with Residence Life to encourage RAs and other student leaders to help program) - Serve as an advisor for the International House (LLC) - Advise other international student clubs on activities and cultural events (as needed)
International Student Insurance Management - Work with students to ensure they have proper health insurance as required by the university. This includes reviewing documentation provided by international students on F-1 and J-1 visas to determine eligibility for and, when appropriate, grants exemptions from automatic enrollment in the University's health insurance plan; - Act as a day to day liaison between all entities by providing walk in and telephonic customer service support to all University customers; - Maintain a manual of policies and procedures pertaining to the University's student health insurance program. This includes reviewing and making revisions to both the policy and procedures as necessary; - Participate in new student orientation sessions; - Collaborate with the university Business Services, Registrar, IT and Accounting departments to ensure smooth processes
Supervise student assistants for various projects - Recruit, hire, and train student assistants - Assign tasks and schedules for student assistants - Keep track of student hours and prepares budget report for S&A committee
- Other duties as assigned
Experience planning and/or coordinating events responsibilities to include facility reservations, catering, promotion, etc.
Experience working with or interacting with international students in an educational or cultural setting.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with cross-cultural sensitivity;
A strong commitment to being a team member of a comprehensive international education services center, along with demonstrated ability to work with little supervision.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Experience or training that demonstrates the ability to use Word, Excel, Outlook e-mail to produce written correspondence, create and maintain spreadsheets, and receive and respond to e-mail inquiries, tasks, etc.
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Experience working with international student programs or advising.
International experience such as studying, working, living or traveling abroad and skills in a foreign language.
Experience working with and enrolling people into insurance plans.
Experience or knowledge of immigration laws and regulations.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $2654/month with periodic increases up to $3436/month
Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch) / PSE Bargaining Unit 4
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: September 21, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
This position is part of a Public School Employees of Washington (PSE) bargaining unit. New employees are required to meet the membership requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement within 30 calendar days of employment.
The seniority date for the selected applicant shall be set in accordance with Article 43.2 of the Public School Employees (PSE) collective bargaining agreement.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.