Position Summary: The Senior Coordinator supports Global Programs and Resource Development (GPRD) projects which contribute to NAFSA’s strategic objectives to promote knowledge development across the field of international higher education. Current priorities include the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization; Latin America Forum and related programming and resource development for Latin America and the Caribbean; and the Higher Education Partnerships Fair.
Major Functions and Responsibilities
Serves as the project manager for the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization (35%)
Supports the production and distribution of the annual Internationalizing the Campus report (15%)
Supports the Latin America Forum (25%)
Manages the Higher Education Partnerships Fair at the annual conference (5%)
Fulfills other duties to support GPRD’s work as assigned which may include the following projects (20%):
Program management of one luncheon at NAFSA’s annual conference;
Support for NAFSA’s Worldview and Peace programming; and,
Support for resource development across NAFSA.
As representatives of a membership organization with a broad and diverse range of activities related to education and training, NAFSA staff possess more than simply specialized capabilities. Each individual is expected to take the initiative to become knowledgeable about the organization as a whole. Association members and other staff expect colleagues to be accessible and responsive, to convey a positive attitude, and to exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
The workday is generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The week after Memorial Day to Labor Day, it is 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.
Travel is required occasionally related to job responsibilities, especially for the annual conference or other leadership meetings. Participation in the NAFSA annual conference the week of Memorial Day, including the holiday itself, is a job requirement. The annual conference is held in varying cities.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
At least two years of previous work experience
Superior communication skills, both oral and written, with strong editorial capabilities (writing, editing, proofreading)
Strong attention to detail and a track record of excellent customer relations support using a variety of communication mediums and platforms
Demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize, manage, and complete multiple projects and assignments while meeting competing deadlines
Ability to master various technology, web, and data management systems
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Spanish language capability
Experience with or knowledge of higher/international education
Previous experience with an association, membership, nonprofit or higher education organization
Exposure to project coordination or event planning
Experience with database software, as well as various web or cloud-based conferencing platforms
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is an organization of people dedicated to building a global community and fostering a more peaceful world through advancing international higher education. With more than 10,000 members, NAFSA is the world’s largest professional development and advocacy organization committed to international learning and creating a more globally engaged, welcoming, and educated United States.
We are an organization of individuals who believe that: international education advances learning and scholarship; strengthens America’s diplomatic ties with countries across the globe and is an integral part of national security; and is essential for developing globally competent individuals.
We believe that international education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by peace, security, and well-being for all.
NAFSA is a workplace that not only appreciates diversity but believes it is our strength, and we strive to create an inclusive culture for all our team members. NAFSA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.