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Global Engagement Programs Coordinator - Lead

Apply now Job no: 527941
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Division of Global Engagement
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000 - $54,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
August 24, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload:
• A current resume
• A cover letter that directly addresses how your skills and experience match the duties and responsibilities of the position as described in the position summary
• Response to the following supplemental question:

1) The Division of Global Engagement is working intentionally to create a diverse, respectful, and safe atmosphere for all people, both here and abroad. If you are selected for this position, how would you contribute to this objective?

Please note, as part of the application, you will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary
The Division of Global Engagement (DGE) works to make the University of Oregon (UO) a more global university. In 21st century higher education, international engagement is not an optional extra: as noted in UO's Academic Plan, it is a core mission, essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust, academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of every school, college, department, and center. DGE works to support and integrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scale projects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained in our many academic units. Units within DGE consist of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO), Global Studies Institute (GSI), and the Mills International Center.

Position Summary
The Lead Global Engagement Programs Coordinator works closely with Division of Global Engagement (DGE) leadership in the development, coordination, and execution of new and existing cross-unit, revenue-generating programs in furtherance of UO’s global engagement mission. This position will serve as a functional lead of assigned area(s).

This position reports to the Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Global Studies Institute and coordinates with other members of DGE units to design, implement, and coordinate global engagement programs that enhance UO research excellence; support faculty global engagements; bring students into new forms of international curriculum, service, and experiential learning; and enhance the global diversity and cross-cultural vibrancy of the UO campus and community. This all involves the coordination of ongoing DGE programming and the generation of new revenue from interdisciplinary global engagement programming, grants, gifts, contracts, fee-based trainings, and other sources that support UO’s global engagement.

This position also provides research, advice, and support to the Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Global Studies Institute and other DGE leaders, as needed.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
• Significant international experience through study, employment, or residence abroad
• Two years of professional experience in international education or program coordination in an international context
• Two years of experience in a lead role in one or more of the following areas: Leadwork could be demonstrated in the following ways – experience in the development, assessment, and/or training of program processes. Experience as a program leader or previous supervision or lead work in a program such as those listed below:
o Advising
o For Credit Program Design
o Non-Credit Program Design
o Safety and Risk Management
o Grants and Contracts Management
o Marketing, Communication, and Sales

Professional Competencies
• Proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals and deadlines
• Proven ability to problem solve in an entrepreneurial environment that requires high levels of adaptability
• Proven ability to manage a diverse portfolio of tasks
• Adaptability, flexibility, and agility in the face of a changing work environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail and organizational capacity
• Demonstrated commitment to international education and the promotion of cross-cultural understanding
• Proven ability to positively engage with and foster positive teamwork with people from diverse professional, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with program design and coordination or project management
• Experience working in an institution of higher education
• Experience working with externally funded programs (contracts, fee-for-service, private or federal grants, etc.) from the development, submission, and management stages
• Master’s degree in relevant field
• Two years of experience advising students
• Experience developing and/or implementing risk management procedures in an international context
• Proficiency in a language other than English, preferably Mandarin, Arabic, or Hindi/Urdu
• Experience with group facilitation, public speaking, or leadership training

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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