University of Utah Job Description
Develops and coordinates international education opportunities. Maintains and manages study abroad programs, including semester or academic year exchanges, faculty directed short-term programs, international internships, and the international service learning programs. Employs professional counseling skills to advise students who wish to study abroad concerning opportunities available and how they provide positive educational experiences that help students achieve personal, educational, and professional goals. Works with faculty, departments, and colleges to assist in establishing and directing international education programs.
Bachelor's degree, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), plus three years of experience in developing student programs and services; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. Knowledge of global political and economic situations and demonstrated human relations and organizational skills are essential elements for this position. Experience working or studying abroad is highly desirable.
Master's Degree is preferred, as is a background that includes the ability to market concepts of international education.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The incumbent has the authority to determine what action to take in emergency situations, and must be capable of identifying and proposing solutions for problems that arise both during planning and preparation for study abroad programs and during the program orientation. He/she also has the authority to provide information to prepare students for experience abroad in a cross-cultural communication course for semester/academic year participants and short term pre-departure orientations, as well as create effective marketing strategies and select students for certain programs.
A request from a faculty member to establish a new program would be referred to the supervisor for a final decision.
The incumbent manages Office of Global Engagement resources to accomplish essential functions. He/she works with an annual budget, decides on purchase of essential supplies, and assigns appropriate tasks to part-time student interns.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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