Coordinator, International Programs

Pennsylvania, United States
16 May 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

The International Programs Coordinator supports the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) Penn Summer Abroad (PSA), International Guest Student Program (IGSP), the Penn Summer Global Institutes (PSGI), the English Language Programs (ELP). These programs provide outbound courses for PSA students and inbound study abroad experiences for high achieving international students through both LPS and ELP at the University of Pennsylvania. As the program coordinator, this person will be responsible for supporting day-to-day operations for specific programs and overall communication, recruitment, and operational support across a variety of international programs and partnerships. For PSA, coordinator support includes student application and vetting processes, scheduling and running program information sessions, enrolling students, collecting documents, maintaining Canvas sites, and providing primary faculty and student support while the programs are abroad. IGSP and PSGI specific duties include facilitating student academic success and overall program satisfaction by working with students before they arrive, providing advising and other needed support while they are on campus, and gathering feedback after they finish the program. This position reports to the associate Director of International Programs in LPS.

Required: Bachelor’s degree and two to three years of experience working in the field of international education or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Applicants must have previous experience working with international students. Excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities. Proven ability to work with many constituencies, diverse population of students, parents, faculty and staff in the U.S. and abroad.
Preferred: Experience coordinating programs. Advising experience at the higher educational level. Proficiency in at least one foreign language. Experience living abroad. Familiarity with Penn systems.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.