Coordinator of Global Understanding

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 11, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vacancy #: 500012
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
East Carolina University’s Global Academic Initiatives are virtual exchange programs that result in direct interaction between ECU students and international students in existing academic programs abroad or those planning to enter academic programs in the US. GAI consists of three components: (1) the network of relationships and university to university partnerships (Global Partners in Education); (2) the video and internet technology used to connect the partners; and (3) the mechanisms for regular interaction among partners, which includes the Global Understanding course, other discipline-specific global courses, individual course enhancements, and co-curricular activities and programs.

Job Duties
The Coordinator of Global Understanding will primarily be responsible for ensuring the day to day functioning of the approximately 15–20 Global Understanding courses offered each semester. Duties will include: coordinate with GPE partners to schedule, staff, and offer GU courses on their local campuses; manage ECU sections of Global Understanding including scheduling, reserving space, and coordinating with departments and ITCS for staffing; spearhead the development and dissemination of the master schedule; maintain and deliver training program for new GU faculty at ECU and abroad; manage unforeseen performance and scheduling issues; maintain shared resource sites. In collaboration with the Associate Director of Global affairs, the Coordinator of Global Understanding will: maintain the GU Core; develop training programs; assess GU student outcomes; participate in pilots of new protocols and technologies; manage a team of faculty and staff at ECU and abroad involved in the GU program; assist with the development of individualized course enhancements. The Coordinator of Global Understanding will teach two Global Understanding classes per semester. 

Minimum Education/Experience
Master’s degree in one of the following fields: Anthropology, English, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Foreign Language, Economics, Sociology, or related field. Excellent intercultural communication and collaboration skills and experience working cross-culturally.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Ph.D. or Ed.D., Experience in teacher training or professional development. Experience facilitating virtual exchange.

Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines how their experience and qualifications specifically align to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae/resume, and (3) a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 500012 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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