Program Coordinator, Office of International Students & Scholars
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The Office of International Programs (OIP) is the administrative unit responsible for initiating, coordinating and managing international activity at the university. Among the activities are the development of faculty, student and staff international opportunities and programs, the management of study abroad exchange programs and other MOUs, assistance to all parties in internationalizing the curriculum, enhancing diversity through the increase of international faculty, students and staff on this campus, and the general fostering of an international environment at UNCW. OIP is also responsible for all immigration matters for the university.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Office of International Students & Scholars Program Coordinator plans programs, events, and services to help international students, scholars, and faculty adjust to UNCW and U.S. culture and life. Through core programs, such as International Student Orientation, the Host Family Program, the Student Mentor Program, Global Café, Intercultural Festival, the Global Student Ambassador Program, and out-of-state trips and local events and excursions, the Office of International Students & Scholars Program Coordinator serves as a resource for international students, scholars, and faculty to ensure their well-being and success while at UNCW.
This position also manages communication plans to promote OISS programming to students, campus, and the Wilmington community; develops and designs promotional materials for the OISS unit, including web content, digital and print materials, brochures, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, and more; organizes the annual International Student Photo Contest and International Student Blog Contest; and creates informational and instructional videos for international students, scholars and faculty. The Office of International Students & Scholars Program Coordinator also assists with other OISS responsibilities as needed, including participating in cross-trainings to ensure coverage of all areas within the OISS unit.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills particularly with non-native English speakers.
Experience with event planning and coordination.
Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with undergraduate and graduate students, administrators, faculty, staff, and off-campus community members.
Detail-oriented, organized and able to work independently.
Proficiency in social media platforms, especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and experience managing social media accounts.
Excellent command of the English language, written and oral.
Demonstrate exceptional professionalism in representing UNCW on-campus and in the community.
Strong interest in global topics and foreign cultures.
Experience and comfort with public speaking and giving presentations.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Proficiency in web and publication design.
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience in a fast-paced work environment.
Preferred education, professional skills and experience
Time spent living/studying overseas
Knowledge of a foreign language
Experience driving a 15-passenger van
Recruitment Range: $31,200 - $35,684 FTE: 1.0 (40 hours per week) Months Per Year: 12 Months Work Days: Monday - Friday, with occasional nights & weekends Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Position Number: 7952
Special Notes to Applicants PLEASE NOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.