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Interim Coordinator (Coordinador interino) - St. Lawrence University Program Abroad Madrid, Spain

St. Lawrence University
Spain (ES)
Comprehensive salary and benefits package.
Closing date
Apr 23, 2023

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The St. Lawrence University Spain Program is seeking a new Interim Coordinator. The Spain Program is administered by St. Lawrence University, welcoming students during both the fall and spring semesters. This Interim position has an end date of June 30, 2024. The program features “homestays” in which students live with families in the Madrid area, and offers an array of courses taught by accomplished Spanish faculty. Students also participate in several immersive field components and those studying for an academic year complete an internship.

The primary duties for this position are general program coordination, homestay placements, internship placements, office management, and budgetary support. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent level and assist St. Lawrence on-site faculty directors in program management.

The ideal candidate will be an organized, energetic person who is excited to work with college students. The Interim Coordinator will work closely with the Director, a position that is filled by a faculty member from the university on an annual rotation.

Spanish Translation

El Programa en España de St. Lawrence University busca nuevo Coordinador Interino. El Programa en España está administrado por St. Lawrence University y acoge a estudiantes durante los semestres de otoño y primavera. El programa incluye estancias en familias madrileñas y ofrece una amplia gama de cursos impartidos por profesores españoles de reconocido prestigio. Los estudiantes también participan en varios componentes de campo inmersivos y los que estudian durante un año académico completan un período de prácticas.

Las funciones principales de este puesto son la coordinación general del programa, la colocación de estudiantes en familias anfitrionas, la colocación de estudiantes en prácticas, la gestión de la oficina y el apoyo presupuestario. El candidato ideal deberá poseer un nivel de estudios de Grado o equivalente y asistir al Director en la gestión del programa.

El candidato ideal será una persona organizada y enérgica a la que le entusiasme trabajar con estudiantes universitarios. El Coordinador Interino trabajará en estrecha colaboración con el Director, puesto ocupado por un miembro del profesorado de la universidad en rotación anual.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to work legally in Spain Be fully bilingual in Spanish and English Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent Be able to do basic financial record-keeping and banking transactions Be an active problem solver able to work independently and as part of a team Be highly organized and detail-oriented Have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills Understand St. Lawrence University’s core values as a private liberal arts university, and a foundational understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion best practices. Be comfortable using information technology, including Zoom and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Calendar, Outlook), and the individual hired will be required to learn Canvas, Studio Abroad and other university systems.

Cualificaciones mínimas:

  • Derecho a trabajar legalmente en España Ser completamente bilingüe en español e inglés Poseer el título de Grado o equivalente Capacidad de llevar un registro contable básico y realizar transacciones bancarias. Capacidad de solucionar problemas y de trabajar tanto de forma independiente como en equipo. Capacidad de organización y atención al detalle Poseer excelentes aptitudes de comunicación escrita y oral, así como sólidas aptitudes interpersonales. Comprender los valores fundamentales de St. Lawrence University como universidad privada de artes liberales, y una comprensión fundamental de las mejores prácticas en materia de diversidad, equidad e inclusión. Experiencia en el uso de la tecnología de la información, incluido Zoom y el paquete de Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Calendar, Outlook) y el Coordinador deberá aprender otros sistemas de la universidad, tales como Canvas y Studio Abroad.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience with American college students and/or study abroad programs in Spain Familiarity with American liberal arts colleges. Foreign Language teaching experience (Spanish)

Cualificaciones preferidas:

  • Experiencia previa con estudiantes universitarios estadounidenses y/o programas de estudios en el extranjero en España. Familiaridad con las universidades de artes liberales estadounidenses. Experiencia en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras (español)

Interested applicants must apply online at, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Shelley McConnell, Director,

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit


Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

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