Study Abroad Program Coordinator

Michigan State University
  • Location
    East Lansing, Michigan
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 06

Position description

International Studies and Programs (ISP) at Michigan State University is seeking to fill an Education Abroad Coordinator position in the Office of Study Abroad (OSA). MSU has a high-volume, high-profile education abroad operation. The Office of Study Abroad has over 25 professional international educators who collectively support nearly 3,000 MSU education abroad participants each year. The coordinator will join an energetic team charged with managing the MSU education abroad programs portfolio, consisting of the associate director and six program coordinators. The Education Abroad Coordinator, under the direction of the associate director serves in a liaison capacity to one or more MSU academic colleges (e.g., College of Natural Science), campus administrative units (e.g., Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, Office of Financial Aid), International Studies and Programs units (e.g., GenCen, African Studies), and affiliated provider organizations (e.g., CIEE, IES); develops and manages education abroad programs; provides comprehensive student advising and support; provides leadership and coordination of one or more critical focus areas/functions within OSA (e.g., program evaluation, financial aid & scholarship advising and reporting, undergraduate research). The position will also be encouraged to contribute to the profession of education abroad, which may include attending regional, national and international conferences, and planning and implementing faculty and staff site visits. The position will be similarly encouraged to contribute to the field of education abroad, which may include producing scholarly publications, conducting outcomes assessment research, etc.  


Faculty: Minimum Qualifications

Support Staff:

Minimum Requirements Knowledge normally acquired by completing a Bachelor's degree program in a related field such as International Relations, Foreign Language, Area Studies, Communication, or Higher Education Administration; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an education abroad setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Desired Qualifications:A Master's degree in a related field with experience living, working or studying abroad; demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills; proficiency in a language other than English.  

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