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Posting ID 3410
Date Posting Closes - External 10/24/2013
Position Title Co-ordinator, Global Engagement Programming
Department Laurier International
Job Type Full-time, Continuing
Campus Brantford
Reports To Manager, Global Engagement
Position Summary Laurier International provides leadership, services and support for the University's global engagement programming and strives to “challenge people to become engaged and aware citizens of an increasingly complex world.”
The Coordinator, Global Engagement Programs will be a key member of the GE team who will work with faculty, staff and students on an exciting array of programs and services that seek to redefine international engagement and global citizenship at Laurier.
Laurier’s Global Engagement Strategy focuses on international academic mobility, international@home, and intercultural effectiveness programming. The incumbent is required to be knowledgeable about academic exchanges, pre-departure and re-entry programs for students studying, working or volunteering in another country, student development theory, internationalization of the classroom, and intercultural competencies.
The incumbent will be part of a team of professionals that support the Laurier community with the delivery of global engagement programs and services. S/he will represent and promote Laurier’s Global Engagement Strategy and services throughout the Laurier community and beyond.
Interpersonal interactions are required on an ongoing basis with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. This position is based at the Brantford campus, but the incumbent will collaborate with Global Engagement colleagues on key university initiatives in a multi-campus environment.
Accountabilities Program Elements
Participate in the development and delivery of global engagement programming at Laurier. Key elements of this programming will include:
• Academic Mobility
o Opportunities for students and other stakeholders to experience studying, working and life outside of Canada.
o Operational support for incoming and out-going students on international exchanges, field courses, co-ops, practicums, service learning and other international experiences.
o Risk management policy and practices for participants.
• international@home
o Opportunities for students and other stakeholders to enhance global perspectives and intercultural competencies without having to leave local campus and communities.
o On campus and locally delivered curricular and extra/co-curricular programming designed to provide learning opportunities for all students, faculty and staff.
• Intercultural Effectiveness Programming
o Programming for faculty, staff and students designed to enhance their understanding of diversity and intercultural communication and interaction.
o May include extra/co-curricular programming and integration into curricular efforts.
Key Operational Responsibilities
• Design, planning and implementation of educationally purposeful and developmentally meaningful programs and involvement opportunities intended to shape and broaden student engagement that align with desired student learning outcomes, institutional values and expectations of graduating Laurier students.

• Measure the impact of student engagement on student success and communicating empirical evidence of significance.
• Promote student leadership development and involvement through: volunteering, peer to peer mentoring, student/faculty interaction; student centred learning, experiences with diversity.
• Support to faculty developing and leading international experiential learning opportunities by assisting with budgets; itinerary planning; promotion and ensuring that issues of health and safety and emergency protocols are taken into consideration.
• Oversee the development and delivery of training to students, staff and faculty on cross-cultural sensitivity and communications.
• Create opportunities for local students, staff and faculty to interact with the international student community. Encourage and support local international and intercultural community groups to hold events in conjunction with the University community.
• Coordinate delegation and partner visits to the Laurier campuses.
• Promotion of international education opportunities and maintenance of data base of international education opportunities for WLU students.

Program design:
• Apply program design skills, effective learning theory/principles, and creativity to GE program design that will actively engage students in the learning of global perspectives and intercultural competencies.
• Ensure programs’ learning objectives are well articulated and achievable.
• Introduce technology solutions and pedagogical strategies that reinforce effective international/intercultural learning and also increase the learning experience of the student body.

Project Assistant/Coordination
Acts as a Project Coordinator on various project initiatives, liaising with project resources and stakeholders and assisting with the preparation of project documentation such as plans and status updates.
• Administer project plans, revising as needed to meet changing expectations.
• Oversee day-to-day administration of multiple projects.
• Provide project tracking, oversight and status updates.
• Perform other project related duties as assigned and appropriate.
• Ensure that stakeholders on all campuses are engaged and informed of activities in the unit as appropriate.
• Oversee and evaluate the international student peer mentor program and other leadership programs.
• May provide support for the international student support team during major events and peak service demand.

Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in international education, international affairs, public administration, higher education administration, or a related field.
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in designing and evaluating educational activities and programs in an educational environment or related setting and a thorough understanding of internationalization in post-secondary education.
• Experience working and living abroad.
• Familiarity with student development theory combined with experience in student mentoring, supervision and group facilitation skills.
• A high level of personal and professional commitment to enhancing their own intercultural competencies and knowledge of international issues.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Proven ability to interact and communicate effectively with students, staff and faculty in a supportive and responsive manner, and to develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with individuals at various levels of the university.
• Demonstrated proofreading, copy editing, and writing skills.
• Demonstrated customer service/student service orientation and well-developed public relations skills with a commitment to service excellence and professionalism.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint).
• Valid Ontario driver’s license, a willingness to work offsite in a multi-campus environment and the ability to travel internationally as required.
• Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills.

Grade EX-G
Salary $56, 826 - $63, 512
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Please submit a cover letter and resume.

 

 

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