Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement

UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Jun 09, 2022
Jul 10, 2022
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College / University

Primary Purpose of Position

The Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement works closely with the Director of Global Education and Engagement (OGEE) as well as with the staff team within the OIP units to support the expansion of global learning at UNC Charlotte. This position encompasses a unique combination of responsibilities including, but not limited to, program development, intercultural training, assessment, administrative duties, and outreach activities.


Major Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate strength in the following functional areas:

Global Education and Engagement Programming

  • In collaboration with the OGEE Director, identify, design, and implement new international initiatives to strengthen a student-centered approach to campus internationalization for credit and co-curricular options
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate—in collaboration with appropriate UNC Charlotte departments —global education and engagement programs (e.g., International Speaker Series, Great Decisions program, International Career Panel, International Education Week, International Festival, International Women’s Day, Country Culture Workshop and other programs.)
  • Co-chair the UNC Charlotte International Festival, the longest standing cultural tradition at the University with over 20,000 attendees
  • Assist with the implementation of campus visits by international delegations, guests and educators
  • Oversee the implementation of the Global Gateways residential theme co-curricular program with the assistance of the OGEE Director
  • Coordinate the summer SOAR (orientation) program for OIP
  • In collaboration with the OGEE Director, administer the budget associated with OGEE programs.

Internationalization Liaison to Faculty

  • Partner with faculty on global engagement programming including coordination of classroom or Global Gateways presentation programs, speakers, etc.
  • Liaise with faculty and Student Affairs staff to represent OIP in student engagement efforts
  • Oversee the Great Decisions (GD) program as the GD State Coordinator for North Carolina and organize, promote, and implement the GD Lecture Series for UNC Charlotte

Teaching-related Responsibilities

  • Assist in facilitating virtual exchange course components when needed.

Campus Internationalization Assessment Measures Implementation

  • Assist the OGEE Director with qualitative and quantitative assessment
  • Collect, analyze, and report on data analysis for global education and engagement

Accountability: As a member of the Office of International Programs s/he is accountable for:

  • Manifesting the Mission, Vision and Values of the University
  • Initiating programs and services that promote intercultural exchange, knowledge and understanding within and between the U.S domestic and international communities
  • Assisting in developing programs through which UNC Charlotte and the community can benefit from the presence of international students and scholars
  • Identifying problems, making recommendations, implementing solutions and evaluating outcomes for programs/services
  • Developing cohesive programming that supports the needs of various constituent groups—within the Office of International Programs, the University, and the Charlotte community
  • Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of all students

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in international relations, global studies, international education, higher education administration, or closely related field required
  • At least two years of professional work experience in international education or higher education administration
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Background in educational programming
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a cooperative and collaborative manner
  • Strong presentation and computer skills (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Prezi, etc.)

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with web page management and social media marketing tools (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Canvas or similar platform or related online class instructional platforms (e.g., Blackboard)
  • Affiliation with NAFSA: Association of International Educators or other prominent international education association
  • Experience working, living, or studying abroad
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary education level, preferably at a four-year college/university
  • Knowledge of program development and assessment methods
  • Intercultural communication knowledge