Under direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Global Education, the Global Education Programs Coordinator is first and foremost responsible for all aspects of managing the study abroad process for students seeking an independent study abroad experience, including communicating with partner institutions and affiliate program providers, advocating for changes in program delivery, organizing recruiting events to encourage student to study abroad and to inform students and parents about study abroad opportunities, overcoming obstacles to studying abroad, and the benefits of studying abroad. The Coordinator is also responsible for managing academic credit transfer, student participation data, and reporting on student success and program challenges. The coordinator works with various University offices, schools, and departments, including the Registrar, Student Financial Planning, Auxiliary Services, Academic and Advising Services, and the Bursar to ensure proper student registration/enrollment at Mercer, the appropriate and timely approval for and assignment of study abroad credit (Mercer or transfer), appropriate program budgeting, and the application of study abroad fees. The Coordinator maintains written and/or verbal communication with student participants while they are abroad and assists with problem-solving in extreme cases. The Coordinator works collaboratively with other Global Education staff to prepare information pertaining to new programs for use in print and electronic media, including the website, and supports the department’s needs in hosting and attending promotional events (including but not limited to information tables and presentations during freshmen preview days and other admissions' events, at various academic and co-curricular fairs, the Mercer Study Abroad fair, and classroom visits, webinars, and presentations with staff from the office of Scholarships and Fellowships). The Global Education Coordinator also serves as the Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator for the University.
Peace Corp Prep Program coordination entails developing and implementing co-curricular aspects of the program, collaborating with various offices across campus to recruit PCP targeted populations, intense student advising beginning with the freshman year, and oversight of student progress throughout the program.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and prior directly related experience, to include academic advising and event planning experience, are required. Candidates with a bachelor's and/or master's in Global studies, foreign languages, international studies, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, or other fields associated with cultural learning and human development, or marketing or graphic design in combination with extensive time abroad are highly desirable.
• Communicates effectively with a variety of audiences
• Has the ability to memorize facts and relay information quickly and accurately, or quickly conduct research
• Has strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize but remain flexible
• Has problem-solving skills and can work through systemic issues at a university
• Knows how to effectively use technology. Knows how to use Microsoft Office maintain office files and budget/expense reports. Is able to utilize social networks (i.e., Facebook) to effectively communicate with students and promote new programs
• Is able to update content on website
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All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.