Position Title/Rank: Coordinator, Freshman Seminars Abroad Initiative
Institution: Michigan State University
Location: Lansing, MI
Education: MA required
Posting Number: 1353
Closing Date: 06-09-2015
Position Summary: The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education seeks a fixed term academic specialist to work with the Assistant Dean in coordinating the institution’s first-year seminar program, as well as assuming defined responsibilities for advancing global education across the curriculum.
Principal duties will include the following efforts in support of the MSU first-year seminar abroad program: student recruiting and advising, both in-person and electronic; collaborating with key campus stakeholders, including the Office of Study Abroad, Admissions, Financial Aid, precollege programs, and the coordinator of the campus freshmen seminar programs; supporting faculty and staff, including assisting with the development of educational materials and implementing faculty development sessions; assessing student learning; and planning and arranging meetings. The Coordinator will also be charged with assisting in the development of a strategic plan related to communication and funding for the programs.
Additional duties will include representing, as appropriate, the Assistant Dean at campus events related to global education; attending the Faculty Learning Community on Teaching and Learning Abroad; and assisting with strategic initiatives related to Undergraduate Education.
The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for a second year contingent on performance. Further reappointment is contingent on performance, available funding, and approval of the Associate Provost.
Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as global studies, education, or student affairs and have at least three years of full-time work experience in a higher education or related setting. Work experience should include working with undergraduate students in intercultural and/or global settings and program assessment. Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with individuals from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds are essential, as is the ability to collaborate with faculty, advisors, and colleagues.