Coordinator, Professional Learning Services

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Aug 06

Position description

The Coordinator handles logistics, registration, and materials development for Professional Learning Services (PLS) programs and projects. Enrolling over 1,000 participants a year, this position supports a portfolio of full-length synchronous e-learning courses, asynchronous e-learning courses, and other NAFSA online learning offerings. 

Major Functions and Responsibilities

Coordinate program information, management, and enrollments for PLS programs, including NAFSA Online Learning (45%) 

  • Input program data into databases, learning management systems (LMS), and other software platforms.
  • Answer potential participant inquiries about program registration or content and provide a high level of customer service and support.
  • Manage registration for programs; collaborate with external companies or internal Web Services unit to coordinate online registration.
  • Create participant rosters, as well as compiling and disseminating reports and statistics.
  • Provide participants preparatory materials per program design.
  • Identify opportunities to automate customer service and administrative tasks as well as improve program production processes.
  • Maintain program statistics and data analytics to inform business decisions and projections for future online programs.
  • Coordinate project calendars to ensure on-time completion of all components.
  • Produce, track, and manage volunteer data as well as trainer or copyright agreements.
  • Serve as Course Manager for NAFSA e-learning courses by addressing software issues and maintaining course modules in appropriate LMS.
  • Provide support to staff and presenters during live events.

Update and perform quality control of PLS program materials and Career Print (25%)

  • Provide support in development and design of NAFSA Online Learning materials and handouts.
  • Lead copy editing projects for web-based and written marketing materials.
  • Assist in the copy editing of Core Education Program (CEP) and Signature Program curricula and materials during development and the annual review and printing cycle.
  • Support the ongoing maintenance of Career Print, the International Education Professional Competencies online assessment tool.

Coordinate with marketing services to prepare materials for assigned programs (15%) 

  • Review draft promotional materials and correspondence; provide or revise content as necessary.
  • In collaboration with Web Services, coordinate, update, and edit PLS program web pages using the appropriate content management system.
  • Post marketing materials for upcoming programs with appropriate lead time.

Coordinate evaluation and certificate processes for assigned programs and NAFSA Transcript processes for all PLS programs (5%)

  • Explain evaluation process to presenters/trainers and program participants; disseminate appropriate evaluations through online system.
  • Download data and related analytics, compile results, and prepare formal reports to be shared both internally and externally.
  • Handle processing, issuance, and customer service issues related to NAFSA Professional Development Transcript requests.

Coordinate PLS Team budget (5%)

  • Maintain payment process on behalf of the department; collect, verify, and ensure timely approval of departmental invoices and expenses.
  • Maintain departmental records of processed payments for reference.

Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director (5%)


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, with strong editorial capabilities (writing, editing, proofreading)
  • A track record of excellent customer relations support utilizing both telephone and email
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize, manage, and complete multiple projects and assignments while meeting competing deadlines
  • Experience synthesizing and organizing material for comprehensive written reports
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in all Microsoft Office suite products

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least two (2) years of work experience
  • Experience in teaching or training; familiarity with curriculum development or instructional design.
  • Experience with HTML, learning management systems and/or databases
  • Familiarity with learning technologies and software solutions
  • Previous experience with NAFSA, international education, or other association, membership or nonprofit organization
  • Exposure to event coordination or planning
  • Previous customer support or technical support experience

Work Relationships

As representatives of a membership organization with a broad and diverse range of activities related to education and training, NAFSA staff possess more than simply specialized capabilities. Each individual is expected to take the initiative to become knowledgeable about the organization as a whole. Association members and other staff expect colleagues to be accessible and responsive, to convey a positive attitude, and to exhibit a high degree of professionalism.

Office Environment

The workday is generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The week after Memorial Day to Labor Day, it is 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

Travel is required occasionally related to job responsibilities, especially for the annual conference, regional meetings, and other leadership meetings. Participation in the NAFSA annual conference the week of Memorial Day, including the holiday itself, is a job requirement. The annual conference is held in varying cities in the U.S.

About NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is an organization of people dedicated to building a global community and fostering a more peaceful world through advancing international higher education. With approximately 10,000 members, NAFSA is the world’s largest professional development and advocacy organization committed to international learning and creating a more globally engaged, welcoming, and educated United States.

NAFSA believes that international education advances learning and scholarship, fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, is essential for developing globally competent individuals, and builds leadership for the global community. We believe that international education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by peace, security, and well-being for all.

NAFSA is a workplace that not only appreciates diversity but believes it is our strength, and we strive to create an inclusive culture for all our team members. NAFSA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more about NAFSA at

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