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March 06, 2011

China Program Coordinator, Colorado State University

Colorado State University
Position Description
China Program Coordinator
International Student & Scholar Services
Office of International Programs


Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for the position of China Program Coordinator within the Office of International Programs. The China Program Coordinator works with CSU Chinese and other strategic partner universities, and helps coordinate policies and procedures to facilitate effective recruitment and retention of international students. The China Program Coordinator provides services and programs for international students and scholars, international partners, and the campus community. The China Program Coordinator must have the skills necessary to bring diverse individuals together in a sense of community, mutual respect, and support.

Colorado State University has extensive engagement with China which includes strategic university partnerships, dual degree programs, rapidly expanding enrollment of students, scholar exchange, a joint research institute, China office, and curricular developments. The China Program Coordinator will work closely with faculty and staff to develop and implement programs, services, and act as a key liaison to facilitate these relationships and to ensure the positive exchange experiences of program participants. In addition, the China Program Coordinator will be involved in supporting various recruitment and retention efforts underway at Colorado State University.

International Programs at Colorado State University have many dimensions, but the overarching goal is to promote the internationalization of the campus. International Programs include providing the means for faculty and students to participate in international experiences on campus and in foreign settings, providing faculty with opportunities to travel and work outside the US, providing students the opportunity to study outside the US, providing opportunities for international students and professionals to pursue degrees, contribute to research, or to attend non-degree training.

Colorado State University offers extensive services to over 1,400 international students and scholars. These services include advising, programming, recruitment, student activities, immigration processing, and liaison with government agencies, other campus units, overseas partners, and the local community.

Colorado State University is in Fort Collins, a city with a population of approximately 140,000 people, which is 100 kilometers north of Denver. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins provides easy access to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

Responsibilities:
• Provide services and programs to support student integration and success for Chinese students, and the entire international student and scholar population, at Colorado State University.
• Facilitate the student transfer/dual degree program by supporting the transcript analysis, scholarship awards, etc. of other CSU offices.
• Serve as a central point of communication and liaison for Chinese students, Chinese partners, and CSU faculty and staff.
• Communicate with students, academic departments, campus offices, and overseas partners to ensure effective and timely service delivery.
• Plan and implement programs for special student populations to build community, foster intercultural education, and to promote student retention and success.
• Maintain and disseminate information regarding the China Program including reports, budgets, and program data related to applicants, students, financial transactions, and contracts.
• Help develop print and electronic materials for a Chinese audience, and assist with translation of documents written in Chinese.
• Support needs of inbound and outbound delegations.
• Coordinate activities related to student recruitment programs including partner universities worldwide, the Visiting International Programs (VIP), agency agreements, and other recruitment support.
• Create manuals and procedures related to student recruitment programs, programming outreach, and pertinent administrative matters.
• Support procedures related to sponsored students.
• Maintain relevant records and statistics of foreign nationals working and studying at the University and provide reports for the department.
• Serve as a liaison between Colorado State University, government agencies, students, and the local community.
• Evaluate financial documentation and prepare immigration documents for international students and scholars.
• Provide or assist with ISSS programs such as orientation, coffee hours, and host families.
• Assist with office communication efforts through electronic newsletters, program announcements, and webpage updates.
• Represent the University, as appropriate, at conferences, symposia, and working groups devoted to international student and scholar issues.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• One year of professional experience in a setting that is relevant for this position.
• Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Chinese.
• Chinese language proficiency with effective oral and written communication.
• Experience in the design and implementation of outreach programs such as workshops, orientation sessions and other comparable activities.
• High degree of organization to maintain records, issue reports, and provide timely services.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications in such areas as database maintenance and reporting or comparable software applications.
• Personal or professional experience working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to intercultural sensitivity.
• Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of ability to work as a team member.
• Legal authorization to work in the United States.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
• Master’s degree.
• Knowledge of Chinese educational policies/context such as familiarity with Confucius Institutes.
• Minimum of four months of study, employment or residence outside of the United States, preferably in China.
• Familiarity with U.S. admissions procedures and foreign educational systems.
• Experience working with Chinese universities, students, and educational services.
• International student programming experience.

Salary range is in the high thirties.

Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2011. For full consideration, applications must be received by the deadline; however, the candidate pool will be kept open until the position is filled. Application consisting of: 1) letter of interest addressing all position qualifications; 2) resume and 3) names, titles, addresses of three references should be submitted via e-mail to weltha.mcgraw @colostate.edu.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services Building. In order to assist Colorado State in meeting affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so identify themselves.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment are conducted. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

Posted by zzhu at March 6, 2011 05:00 PM