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International Program Coordinator

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Program Development
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
70% Programming & Resource Education
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement ISS programs and events for international students and scholars to support cultural exchange and community service.
  • Coordinate programs and events during the academic year that offer international students opportunities to integrate within the KU and Lawrence communities.
  • Design ongoing marketing and promotional materials for ISS, KU, and community events that support cultural exchange and community service.
  • Advise international student organizations affiliated with the ISS office as assigned and assist the organizations with developing and implementing events with an international focus on campus.
  • 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 those resources.
  • Collaborate with KU offices and departments that work with international students or offer academic and social support to all KU students and connect students to available resources.
  • Counsel and advise international students on immigration-related matters related to retention efforts (ex. impact of reducing their course load, medical/health situations, probation and dismissals, etc.).

20% Orientation
  • 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.
  • Assist with weekly international scholar orientation.

10% Other Duties as Assigned
  • Other duties as assigned to support the mission of International Support Services.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • One (1) year experience in planning events & activities and implementing workshops, seminars and/or programs.
  • Experience in planning programs to support experience in a higher education environment.
  • Experience in relating effectively with people from various cultures as evidenced by meaningful interaction within a social, living, working, or classroom environment as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Experience managing multiple tasks and projects with success as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Experience working independently and as a cooperative member of a team as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills as demonstrated in the 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.
  • Experience requiring the ability to work with and sensitively towards individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in language(s) other than English.

Position Requirements

The position requires the ability to work flexible hours to address program needs, as trips and events will often take place in the evenings and on weekends.

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