|POSITION SUMMARY: CLOSING DATE: 05/15/2017 |
|Pierce College International Education is committed to providing its students with opportunities to integrate an international experience into their studies. In addition, Pierce College values providing both local students and students from overseas partner universities the chance to experience unique programs offered at Pierce College thereby globalizing their studies. The broad goals of this position are to expand the mobility opportunities available to Pierce College students, grow the number and diversity of students participating in an international experience, identify, develop and maintain institutional relationships and partnerships, and grow the number of students enrolling in our Study Tour and Short Term Programs. |
The International Education Student Programs Specialist is responsible for all aspects of teamwork required to undertake operational facilitation of the Inbound Short Term Program, Outbound Study Tour Program, International Education Activities Program, and other articulation partnerships and related administrative duties. This position will support and contribute to the Pierce College mission of "creating quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world". This position will also coordinate a range of diverse programs related to the incoming and outgoing student programs both domestically and internationally.
|ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: |
|Inbound Short Term Programs: |
Outbound Study Tour Programs:
- Coordinate all phases of the inbound short term programs; work in partnership with the International Education Marketing Manager to build upon current relationships to forge other partnerships overseas to include meeting and negotiating with international and domestic agents, partner universities, campus colleagues and staff to create short term program agreements.
- Serve as liaison between schools and serve as on-site primary contact for incoming short term program students; responsible for the security and confidentiality of applicable records.
- Plan, organize, maintain, and coordinate the inbound short term programs and programs of the International Education department and works with applicable internal and external agencies.
- Develop and administer study abroad and short term program goals, and programmatic activities pertaining to the Pierce College mission of "creating quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world".
International Student Activities:
- Coordinate a work flow process at all levels, including defining and delegating tasks and identifying necessary resources across multiple departments for the development of outbound study abroad programs.
- Support the Pierce College staff and faculty with the step-by-step process of program development, including but not limited to academic structure, application and eligibility requirements, partner institution services, accommodation options, and excursion and immersion programs.
- Plan, organize, maintain, and coordinate the outbound study tour programs and appropriate programs/itinerary for students and faculty, working with applicable internal and external agencies.
- Work closely with all program stakeholders to understand and interpret program goals (e.g. academic goals, intercultural competency goals, operational goals) to identify learning outcomes and metrics for ongoing program assessment; synthesize and analyze data gathered from students and faculty and make recommendations and write reports to improve program implementation and better serve students.
- Serve as emergency point of contact for all students abroad; identify and monitor emerging health and safety issues to develop appropriate course of action.
Large Scale Event Planning:
- Create the annual activities budget and work with Student Life to insure final budget appropriation.
- Create annual and quarterly activities calendar. Work closely with, supervise, and advise the activities assistant in the development of international student activities schedules each quarter and related programs with Pierce College's Student Life office, International Activities Board and International Student Ambassador Program.
- Fully responsible for overseeing the activities assistant work and ultimately responsible for the activities assistant work with student workers/interns/ambassadors. Evaluate and train staff as necessary.
Development & External Liaison:
- Develop and delegate all aspects of project management needed to host high-profile and community-oriented Pierce College Global Education Center's events.
- Responsible for budget implementation and expenditure monitoring for assigned GEC events such as the yearly International Celebration Dinner, International Festival, Lakewood Sister Cities Association events, and other numerous special events hosted with 3rd party international organizations. This includes outreach and marketing to our local businesses and citizens of these events.
- Supervise and coordinate the Annual International celebration Dinner and be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening event.
- Develop and facilitate Pierce College International Education programs, to foster strategic partnerships, forge relationships with institutional partners, serve as liaison with college Deans and faculty regarding student academic goals in these exchange partnerships, develop internal promotional strategies, oversee strategic distribution of student funding, creatively expand the student experience with benchmarks to ensure best practice.
- Develop and coordinate programming and training for campus staff as it pertains to study abroad policies and procedures.
- Prepare and present reports regarding Study Abroad, Short Term Programs and student demographics to internal and external constituents.
- Participate on committees or strategic meetings at assigned campus and district level and with international associations as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree.
- Experience developing exchange programs for short term inbound, outbound study tours or experience developing similar or related programs.
- Experience and cultural understanding in developing international student programs; demonstrated experience in interacting successfully with individuals from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Effective supervisory skills to include coaching and mentoring to support employees in achieving the college mission and their individual professional goals.
- Ability to assess student needs and prioritize as necessary; sensitivity to, and an understanding of, the diverse educational, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of students, including those with physical, emotional and/or learning disabilities.
- Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals and groups within and outside the College.
- Ability to address customer and student needs as a priority; provide exceptional customer service skills in a highly diverse environment and place a high priority on professional excellence.
- Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, keeping track of information or work in progress, ensuring accuracy, multi-tasking, flexibility, and handling interruptions appropriately.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team exhibiting a strong work ethic and accountability in completing work; maintains confidentiality with a high level of respect and professionalism in all situations.
- Ability to use relevant information, formal criteria, and independent judgment to evaluate information and determine compliance with applicable laws and standards and/or determine eligibility for programs and or services.
- Ability to learn, to reason, to think creatively, to make decisions to solve problems, devises and implements action plans.
- Ability to respond positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems.
- Knowledge of budget planning and monitoring.
- Proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the internet.
- Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
- Must have the ability to obtain a passport to travel internationally within three months of hire.
|APPLICATION PROCESS: |
|Application Requirements: |
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
Special Note: All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the closing date.
- Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.
- Complete the online application profile at http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/hr/.
- Apply for the specific job opening.
- Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
- Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
- Upload at least two professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references. (References)
- Upload unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts (official transcripts required prior to hire). (Transcripts)
Terms of Employment:
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) overtime-eligible District classified position with Pierce College. The primary work location is Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. Core work hours are Monday through Friday and will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Scheduled hours may vary and include occasional evenings, weekends, frequent travel, and travel between Pierce College campuses and sites. All positions may be subject to reassignment between campuses or sites.
Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range of this position is $3,807 - $4,418 per month (dependent upon qualifications), with annual periodic increments to $5,001. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also provided.
Physical Work Environment:
This position is required to work indoors in an office environment.
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and meet the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment:
- Agency Shop: As a condition of employment, all classified employees are required to become a member of the Washington Public Employees Association and pay membership dues, or as a non-member pay an agency shop, non-association or representation fee within thirty calendar days after the date of hire.
- An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: email@example.com.
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer