Center for International Services
Coordinator of Events and Activities
Commensurate with experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Coordinator of Events and Activities will be responsible for
the design, planning and execution of a wide range of programs and
activities sponsored by the Center for International Services.
Includes existing programs and the design, implementation and
direction of additional programs and events that would double the
programming currently available. Plan & direct Graduate
orientation and assist in the undergraduate student orientation.
Direct the strategic collaboration with campus partners to better
connect international and domestic students. Management of annual
budget of close to $200,000.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or
experience in a related field such as International Relations,
Cross-Cultural Counseling, Higher Education, Humanities, Social
Work, Information Technology.
Experience in event planning, activities coordination or relevant
Job Specific Qualifications
- At least 5 years of work experience and one year’s experience
working in an office which has an international education exchange
- Second language fluency, living or working abroad experience,
excellent written and oral communication skills in the English
- Computer applications, such as word, excel and HTML required.
Cross-Cultural educational background beneficial. Bachelor’s degree
in relevant area, Master’s degree preferred
- Strong computer skills are required
- Plan and execute all activities and programs sponsored by the
Center for International Services and direct the interaction with
internal and external vendors providing services related to the
position responsibilities. Management and reconciliation of close
to $200,000 annual budget.
- Planning and execution of new programs.
- Planning and implementation of international student arrival,
orientation and welcome (summer, fall, winter) including Mentor
hiring and training.
- Supervision of Graduate Assistant and English Conversation
Group Coordinator, including hiring and training.
- Management of department newsletter and social media, some
website updates, and technology training & usage.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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