The Center for Global Connections has an opening for a graduate assistant for the academic year 2017-2018. This is a 20-hour per week position for 10 months from August to May that reports to the Director. Compensation is $1000 per month.
The Graduate Assistant position is ideal for a current graduate student in the field of international education, intercultural relations, higher education administration, or related field who is interested in learning all aspects of a busy full-service international education office for an entire academic year on a small, private college campus.
The Center provides strategic leadership and support to international students, study abroad students, faculty who lead student travel abroad programs, and the entire campus community. The Center also coordinates the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience working in a college or university office (not required)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and social media
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent customer service and ability to work independently
Experience working in a multicultural community and traveling abroad
Experience conducting research, collecting and analyzing data, and compiling reports
Assist and advise study abroad students from initial inquiry to return after travel
Maintain and update our Symplicity Horizons software, provide user support, create program pages Assist and advise study abroad students from initial inquiry to return after travelfor study abroad opportunities, review applications, connect with other offices to check clearances, collect required documents for all travelers, prepare emergency documents for VPs
Support international students in all aspects, manage check-in at the beginning of each semester, assist with orientation, maintain immigration files, assist with SEVIS compliance, organize and co-present events such as tax workshops
Organize events including travel information sessions, pre-departure orientations, international student CPT/OPT workshops, and other programs for students, faculty and staff
Coordinate and co-lead social and educational activities for international students, including an overnight trip to NYC for a United Nations tour
Manage 1-2 work study students
Daily administrative duties such as manage expense/receipts, conduct research, collect data, keep detailed records, assist with office functions, and provide a welcoming office environment
Hours: The Center is open M-F from 8:30-4:30. The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week with specific hours to be arranged to accommodate your class schedule. We work on Labor Day and MLK Day for international student check-in. There may be occasional hours on weekends and evenings for events such as open houses.
Mount Ida College has a focus on professional preparation. Our current enrollment is about 1350 with 60+ international students. This year 90 students studied abroad, most on our faculty-led travel courses.
A free shuttle between campus and Newton Center provides access to the metro Green Line.
Need housing? Apply for a live-in Resident Assistant position at Showa Boston, a Japanese school for women, just a few miles from Mount Ida. www.showaboston.org
For more information and to apply:
Robin Melavalin, Director, Global Connections and Continuing Education
The Center for Global Connections at Mount Ida College manages all education abroad, international student services, and international travel scholarships. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston. Mount Ida provides career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all de...veloped and implemented to prepare our students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor. With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves.