International Program Coordinator: Latin America and Spain Programs

NorthWest Student Exchange
  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 17

Position description

Position: International Program Coordinator: Latin America and Spain Programs
Type: Full-time, Location: Seattle, Salary: DOE
Start Date: As soon as possible

Responsibilities:
As a vital part of the NorthWest Student Exchange team, the International Program Coordinator will coordinate exchange programs of high school exchange students (primarily from Spanish speaking countries) as well as other related duties. Responsibilities include:

• Working with international partners, U.S. local coordinators, host families, students, and NWSE staff
• Monitoring exchanges through reviewing monthly reports and communication from local coordinators and participants
• Compliance with CSIET and Department of State regulations
• Problem solving
• Managing client and potential client communication in a friendly, helpful and professional manner
• Documentation
• Communicating with U.S. high school districts to obtain exchange student admissions
• Screening students' and host families' application materials for program participation
• Occasional recruiting and orientation of local coordinators
• Coordinating health insurance, visa application and travel
• Communicating with overseas partners and families, providing information in a timely manner
• Collaborating with NWSE team members on team projects (may require occasional evenings or weekends)
• Accurately maintaining NWSE database records
• Interviewing and orienting outbound American students
• Presenting NWSE programs at high schools

Qualifications

• Commitment to the goals of international student exchange
• Experience living, studying and/or working abroad
• Strong knowledge of Spanish (solid speaking and writing skills)
• Experience working with youth and diverse groups
• Four-year college degree, preferably in a related field
• Self-motivated, detail-orientated multi-tasker and team player with initiative
• Ability to plan and schedule own work while assisting others as required
• Excellent prioritization, organizational, analytical and writing skills
• Ability to complete projects to deadlines.
• Excellent customer service/interpersonal communication skills
• Ability and desire to work in an open office environment
• Confidence and ease working in teams, individually, and on the phone.

Preferred (but not required)

• Experience in program or project coordination
• Demonstrated commitment to cross-cultural education and exchange, student learning and success
• Experience in coordinating student exchange programs and/or international travel

Application instructions

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples (one in English and one in Spanish) with subject line "International Program Coordinator".

*Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org*

follow us on Twitter