International Program Coordinator

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University of Kansas
Douglas County, KS
Jan 16, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
30% Orientation and Integration:
  • Develop, plan, and implement the multi-day International Student Orientation three times annually. Requires independent collaboration and connecting with campus and community resources, developing orientation materials (print and online), coordinating activities, facilities, etc.
  • Recruit, train and supervise up to 30 student workers (orientation leaders) during orientation preparation and implementation.
  • Coordinate programs and events during the academic year that offer international students opportunities to integrate within the KU and Lawrence communities.

30% Programming and Events:
  • Plan, promote, coordinate and communicate ISS programs and events to international students, including but not limited to: weekly programming, trips to KC, and special events.
  • Create/design ongoing marketing and promotional materials for events and programs.
  • Coordinate the ongoing communication and follow-up responsibilities before and after an event, including the ongoing management of the departmental email and social media accounts.
  • Advise international student organizations affiliated with the ISS office as assigned and assist the organizations as well as unaffiliated international students with developing and implementing events with an international focus on campus.

30% Academic, Culture and Immigration Support:
  • Implement strategies that strengthen international student retention at KU including proactive communication and outreach to students via email, phone call, and remote or in-person meetings.
  • Identify students in need of support resources and inform the students on how best to access the support resources.
  • Collaborate with KU offices and departments that work with international students or offer academic and social support to all KU students to inform international students of available resources.
  • Counseling and advising international students on immigration-related matters.

10% Other related tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the supervisor.
  • Please note that the percentage of responsibilities will shift throughout the year, with the emphasis on orientation responsibilities during orientation, and programming and resources taking the lead between orientations.

Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree or Bachelor's degree PLUS one (1) year of relevant experience. Relevant experience may include experience planning events & activities, implementing workshops, seminars and/or programs, etc.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and/or cultures.
  • Prior work experience managing multiple tasks and projects.
  • Prior work experience working both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Excellent written communication skills, as demonstrated by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree with emphasis in International Education, Educational Administration, Counseling, Social Work, English as a Second Language, foreign languages and cultures or other related fields.
  • Experience working with international students and/or living, studying and working abroad.
  • Experience as a staff member and/or volunteer with orientation and programming events or workshops for international students.
  • Experience in a supervisory role and/or significant leadership position.
  • Fluency in language(s) other than English.

Position Requirements
  • The position requires working flexible hours to address program needs, as trips and events will often take place in the evenings and on weekends.
  • This position requires working on-site.