The University of New Mexico’s Global Education Office is pleased to announce an opening for a Short Term Programs Specialist. This is a term appointment with funding available through 04/24/18; continuance beyond that date is subject to the department’s operational needs.
The successful candidate is a business-minded, strategic thinker with the capacity to generate international participation in academic and professional programming at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Skill in galvanizing colleagues around UNM's global vision and implementing programs that attract international students to the campus is essential. Applicants must be able to demonstrate successful program proposal writing, implementation and reporting for the purpose of increasing opportunities in short-term program development and student participation.
The Short Term Programs Specialist will coordinate and implement self-funded international short-term academic, research, and professional development programs in an effort to increase international student mobility to the University and introduce the UNM brand internationally. The duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Program Logistics Management: Design and carry out short-term program options based on interest of UNM departments and international and national stakeholder interest to include developing/monitoring budgets, negotiating contracts/services agreements, managing all program logistics in coordination with GEO units ensuring compliance with federal immigration regulations and University policy/procedure, arranging housing and meals, training/mentoring student staff, and creating/delivering programmatic content that promotes cross-cultural understanding.
Departmental/Faculty Engagement: Collaborate with UNM/international faculty/academic partners to develop competitive programs and increase short-term program participation.
UNM International Promotion/Outreach: Work in collaboration with GEO to develop collaborative relationships on campus and improve/develop marketing strategies to promote short-term programs and increase UNM brand recognition internationally; facilitate past program participant outreach/networking; identify external funding opportunities and assist with competitive grant/short-term program proposals and facilitate timely follow-up on evaluations and reports due to sponsors.
Required skills: High-energy level and ability to thrive and multitask in a fast-paced environment. Excellent problem-solving, decision-making, and creative-thinking abilities. Must have experience coordinating logistical and financial details related to hosting short-term groups. Demonstrated experience working successfully with non-native English speaking clientele. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required to ensure proper coordination and implementation of campus-wide programs. Ability to network within higher education circles and garner respect and trust among academic leaders. Experience working in a diverse environment in order to promote cross cultural competence and understanding. Experience supervising and leading staff and/or students.
Candidate must be available to work frequent non-standard hours to include evenings and weekends.
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.