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Global Engagement Programs Coordinator

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
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Sep 28, 2022

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Global Engagement Programs Coordinator

Job no: 529897
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, International Affairs, International Studies

Department: Global Studies Institute
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $48,000 - $51,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

August 24, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for 3 references.
Department Summary

The Division of Global Engagement (DGE) works to make the University of Oregon a more global university. In 21st-century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra: as noted in UO's Academic Plan, it is a core mission, essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust, academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department, and center. DGE works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units. Units within DGE consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), and Mills International Center.

The Global Studies Institute supports internationally-oriented research centers, programs, and initiatives to enhance faculty research, enrich the student experience, and promote the University of Oregon's academic excellence with partners around the world. The Global Studies Institute hosts and supports eight of UO's key international centers, institutes, and initiatives (APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Applied Second Language Studies, Oregon Center for Translation Studies, Center for Global Health, Islamic Studies Initiative, US-Vietnam Center, and the UO Global Justice Program). It also serves as an incubator, coordinator, and promoter of the full range of international programs, projects, and initiatives on campus.
Position Summary

The Global Education Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, planning, and administration of UO and grant, contract, and fee-based international projects and programs, such as international internships and student advising, international faculty and student professional development programs, DGE-sponsored conferences and events, and international research collaborations. In addition, this person will work closely with the staff and affiliated faculty in the Global Studies Institute (GSI) and other related GSI Centers on related outreach programs.

This position reports to one of the two program directors in GSI and coordinates with other members of DGE units to design, implement, and coordinate global engagement programs and events that enhance UO research excellence; support faculty and scholars global engagements; bring students into new forms of international curriculum, service, and experiential learning; and enhance the global diversity and cross-cultural vibrancy of the UO campus and community. This all involves the coordination of ongoing DGE programming and events, as well as the generation of new revenue from interdisciplinary global engagement programming, grants, gifts, contracts, fee-based training, and other sources that support UO's global engagement.

This position also provides research, advice, and support to the Assistant Vice Provost and other DGE leaders, as needed.
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
  • Two years of professional experience in program coordination and/or professional work in a global setting.
  • Significant international experience through study, employment, or residence abroad.
    Professional Competencies

  • Proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines in an academic or professional setting.
  • Proven ability to problem solve in an entrepreneurial environment that requires high levels of adaptability.
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse portfolio of tasks both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to provide a high level of individualized customer service and troubleshooting.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and agility in the face of a changing work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational capacity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding.
  • Proven ability to positively engage with and foster positive teamwork with people from diverse professional, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with program design and coordination or project management.
  • Event planning experience (some travel and weekend/evening work required).
  • Experience with internship development, and/or career coaching.
  • Experience working with externally funded programs (contracts, fee-for-service, private or federal grants, etc.) from the development, submission, and management stages.
  • Master's degree in relevant field.
  • Experience working in an institution of higher education.
  • Professional proficiency in a language other than English, preferably Mandarin, Arabic, or Hindi/Urdu.
  • Background in STEM fields.
  • Experience with group facilitation, public speaking, or leadership training.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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