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Mongolia Program Coordinator/Scholar Support Specialist

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

VP for International Programs

Job Description

The Asian Affairs Center provides professional development programs for Asian students and professionals, hosted on the University of Missouri campus. The center also connects MU students and Columbia residents to Asia through volunteer opportunities and referrals to programs for Asian studies at MU and teaching or study abroad.

The Mongolia Program Coordinator/Scholar Support Specialist will work with the Global Leadership Program (GLP) Director or AAC program coordinators and will report to the Director of the MU Asian Affairs Center. The Mongolia Program Coordinator/Scholar Support Specialist will work under the supervision of the AAC Director to manage the GLP course scheduling and logistics, support the instruction team, scholars and students, and promote program outreach. This position will require close attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently, and a readiness to communicate with diverse groups of people.

The ideal candidate will have general knowledge of and interest in international studies and education, demonstrated experience with successful logistical management of professional exchange programs, and the ability to communicate effectively with various program stakeholders as well as students and professionals from all around the world. Must have some budgeting experience and the flexibility to collaborate with a team independently as needed.

  • Act as a liaison between the AAC and potential partner organizations in Mongolia
  • Plan, direct, and participate in activities to increase engagement with Mongolia for student and professional programs
  • Coordinate the GLP course scheduling in collaboration with the GLP Program Director; this includes organizing instructors’ meetings, sending out course submission forms to AAC instructors, and creating course booklets for scholars
  • Serve as the point person for Spouse Program instructor and provide instruction support, including teaching supplies and assistance with graduation event
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of orientations for new students and scholars, as well as providing logistical support for in-person and virtual meetings, webinars/conferences, and events
  • Manage the department’s social media accounts for program outreach, including the creation of written content and graphics
  • Manage instructor and office supplies, including regular teaching supplies
  • Assist in the maintenance and updates of participant and alumni databases
  • Represent the department at college and program events, and participate in opportunities such as committees, task forces, working groups, and more
  • Provide training to student employees and interns
  • Perform office administration tasks as assigned

8 am – 5 pm with occasional evening and weekend events. Work Location: On-campus

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Familiarity with the U.S. higher education system
  • Preferred experience in study abroad or working/living overseas
  • Proficiency in a foreign language is an asset for the position
  • Experience working in an academic or educational setting
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $18.50 - $22.76

Grade: GGS-008

University Title: Senior Student Support Specialist

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Cover letter and resume

Community Information

Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Founded on education and known as an ideal college town, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours’ drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County’s largest population center offering big-city culture, activities, and resources with a low cost of living. Columbia is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen cultural festivals each year. If you want to grow your career, continue your education, raise a family, and retire, Columbia is a good place to be!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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