East Carolina University
Coordinator for Faculty Led Study Abroad Program Office
of Global Affairs
Range: Commensurate with
Date: Open Until Filled
The Office of Global
Affairs in the Division of Academic Affairs was established to
coordinate all student community, faculty, and curricula-related
international activities. A comprehensive office of Global Affairs
is necessary to secure East Carolina University’s position as a
contemporary university addressing the concerns of a globally
East Carolina’s commitment to promoting student success, public
service and regional transformation through global awareness is
expressed in the ECU Strategic Plan. To ensure a focused and
effective program this comprehensive office draws together elements
of international study, virtual exchange, intensive English
training, and international student and scholar services. Only with
the closely coordinated and highly visible Office of Global Affairs
will East Carolina University be in the position to advance and
enhance its international presence through academia, exchange, and
Coordinator for Faculty-Led Study Abroad will effectively
administer East Carolina University’s faculty-led study abroad
programs including marketing, recruiting, advising students in
program choice, and managing overall applications for summer
sessions and the ECU Tuscany semester-long programs run throughout
the entire academic year. Each summer there are usually twenty to
forty ECU faculty-led study abroad/travel courses available for
undergraduate/graduate students. Summer study abroad programs are
offered in cooperation with ECU’s colleges, departments and
faculty, student support services, and international sites where
learning opportunities take place. This position requires knowledge
of study abroad programming and general understanding of the
interrelationships and the need for coordinated action within study
abroad program development. This position also requires
considerable administrative planning to develop creative solutions
which integrate approaches across organizational lines.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Consult with faculty, students and prospective students to
tailor summer study abroad information to meet their academic,
cultural and personal goals.
- Consult with faculty in organizing summer terms and some
semester-long term courses (ECU Tuscany); oversee faculty preparing
budgets, itineraries, and minimizing health and safety risks to
- Serve as the main campus liaison for the ECU Tuscany Program
including student recruitment, visa coordination with the Italian
Consulate, and collaborate with faculty and administrators as the
liaison for the Italy campus and any third-party providers.
- As an extension of the marketing role, represent the Office of
Global Affairs at General Information Sessions, the Study Abroad
Fair, Student Orientation, New Student Programs, Parent Programs,
and other meetings of professional groups and organizations.
- Plan, organize and conduct general information sessions, focus
meetings, orientation, pre-departure, and reentry programs and
coordinate marketing and outreach activities.
- Develop marketing plans and branding initiatives to promote
programs and recruit participants from ECU, other colleges and
universities, and the general public where appropriate, including
display advertisements, fliers, brochures, catalog copy, website
postings, social media, national resources for study abroad, and
study abroad fairs on and off campus.
- Develop and analyze information resources and training programs
that will instruct participants and their families on health and
safety issues in their destination country/countries so they can
make informed decisions concerning preparation, participation, and
behavior while on the program.
- Review and evaluate the financial management of all summer
study abroad programs and oversee program budgets.
- Negotiate with international sites to determine the services to
be provided and the related costs for instruction, accommodations
and excursions that enhance the educational experience.
- Manage administrative and risk management issues; communicate
policies, procedures, and deadlines.
- Lead the administrators and faculty on goals related to
academic programming; serve on committees.
- Develop and maintain excellent communication and working
relationships with administrative units on campus including Student
Life, Registrar’s Office, and Financial Aid.
- Evaluate effectiveness of all programs. Analyze and assess
success and use results to revise and enhance program
- Perform other related duties as assigned or required. The
omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from
assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
and a 3 years’ of work experience in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated commitment to and interest in international education.
Available to work some evenings and weekends. Able to travel
domestically and internationally.
Preferred Experience, Skills,
communication skills. Experience managing complex programs and
resources. Strong analytical skills and the ability to work well
under pressure. Substantive international experience, including
study and/or living and working abroad. Knowledge of current issues
related to international study.
Special Instructions to
East Carolina University
requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order
to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a
cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including
contact information, online.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States on a full-time basis.
Additional Instructions to
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 #929861 to ECU Human
Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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