The Global Program Specialist is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the Center for Global Education Initiatives (CGEI) which include facilitating global learning programs, supporting the international learning programs in each of the seven University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) schools (Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work, Dentistry, Nursing and the Graduate School), and the international efforts of the campus at large. The Global Program Specialist works collaboratively with Center staff and UMB faculty to operationalize new programs and help establish partnerships with domestic and international organizations as well as working independently to manage existing programs, manage budget issues, and serve as the administrative lead for the Center. The Global Program Specialist serves as the initial point of contact for CGEI on campus and communicates with the Center's directors regarding daily operations and program progress. The Global Program Specialist supports and assists the Center’s grants programs, CGEI program development, intercultural learning initiatives, and health and safety compliance. The Global Program Specialist exercises discretion and provides solutions to issues as they arise.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Act as first point of contact with students, faculty, staff and outside/ community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
Work with key faculty and relevant offices such as admissions, registrar, financial aid, student life, and career development to promote and facilitate international education and technical advice.
Provide administrative support to the Center, including budget management, travel coordination and tracking, program compliance, and meeting and conference coordination.
Research and write documents such as training materials, manuals, center reports, promotional materials, and recommendations. Communicate with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituents regarding the Center funding opportunities and initiatives.
Work with senior Center management in developing project goals and milestones, program practices, and manage evaluation activities to ensure alignment with objectives and timelines.
Conduct information sessions, campus recruitment, global program promotion and other outreach activities.
Provide support and advice to students before, during, and after international experiences (including pre-departure process, orientation, and reentry programming), utilizing knowledge on specific programs (program details, application process, culture, and health and safety issues);
Research and maintain information about the work of global health organizations and foundations as potential sources for student and faculty funding, educational opportunities and institutional partnerships.
Support Center staff and related faculty with grant proposal drafting and submission including learning and using the internal UMB processes for grant submission.
Identify and pursue outside funding sources. Participates in fundraising efforts for the Center.
Ensure campus and external stakeholders are informed of global campus initiatives by coordinating social media outreach, content, and other public presence for the Center’s programs. Assists with marketing plans and outreach efforts for all Center programs.
Participate in the international safety working group, and on-call emergency rotation, to provide initial guidance and consultation for emergency issues involving UMB international travelers.
May supervise temporary student staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, international education, public administration, public health, or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years of directly related experience in program planning, program coordination, and budget management in an international education setting. Three to five years of direct experience in international education is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of international education programming and academic affairs and willingness to maintain awareness of trends and influences in international education.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Effective time management skills and the ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
Cultural sensitivity when assisting international visitors and students is necessary as well.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
Positive customer service-oriented attitude, flexibility and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are critical.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Internal Number: 18000078
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