Intercultural Programming Coordinator
Park University - Parkville, MO

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The Intercultural Programming Coordinator provides programming and services with opportunities that will facilitate the interaction and appreciation of international, multicultural, and intercultural perspectives. This individual will work to enhance the quality of international and domestic under represented ethnic students’ college experiences through educational and social programming.

  • Provide programming and services to enhance the college experience for international students and domestic under represented groups.
  • Provide student programs and events to improve understanding and appreciation of different cultures.
  • Collaborate with staff in Student Life and other departments in developing overall student programming, including first year experience events and residential programs.
  • Serve as advisor to World Student Union and other student groups, if/as appropriate. Coordinate WSU functions with Park Student Activities Board and Park Student Government Association events and schedules.
  • Coordinate support/social/educational programs for the Park community such as the Global Match Program, Culture Hour, Coming to America Series, and International Education Week.
  • Act as primary liaison to the Student Affairs Division (Athletics, Student Life units, Military and Veteran Student Services) and the International Education and Study Abroad Department in planning intercultural and multicultural programs.
  • Serve as the primary liaison for International Friendship Partners.
  • Serve as programming resource for students, staff, faculty, as well as the Kansas City metropolitan community as a whole– in terms of Park’s Promise to create a Global Institute and enhance globalization throughout Park University and beyond.
  • Work with the Internationalization and Multicultural Education Committee (IMEC) in support of the Global Proficiency Program and other initiatives.
  • Assess student programming and coordinate findings with other programs reviewed through the Park Student Success Plan, utilizing Campus Labs, Retain, Jenzabar CX and other software.
  • Coordinate social media with international students, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Assist with other ISAS responsibilities as needed.

  • Applicants should have a Master's degree from an accredited institution in Educational Administration, Student Development, Counseling, Student Affairs, or a related field
  • 1-3 years of professional or graduate student experience at a college or university, working with international students and/or students from diverse backgrounds. Preference – college work related to diversity and/or multicultural affairs and programming.
  • Knowledge of student development theory, current issues with international students, and working effectively with diverse populations.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Working knowledge of leadership principles and demonstrated application of organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including ability to operate different types of software and assessment tools.
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is preferred.
  • Experience with and knowledge of new technologies is preferred.
  • Experience advising and/or supervising college students is preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours, as needed.

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