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Graduate Assistant - Center for International Studies (CIS)

Graduate Assistant - Center for International Studies (CIS)

ID 
2018-2953
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MA-Boston
Category 
Staff

More information about this job

Overview

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant - Center for International Studies (CIS) will assist the Director of the Center for International Studies with daily operations, planning and implementation of international summer exchange programs and other CIS projects and events.

 

  • Serve as primary contact and project manager for summer exchange programs (this includes possible weekends and after-hours work)
  • Work collaboratively with MCPHS University professional staff, faculty and departments to arrange exchange visitor programs and schedules. This includes making room reservations, requesting work orders, ordering catering, coordinating billing, etc.
  • Responsible for communication with MCPHS University partner institutions and organizations participating in summer exchange programs
  • Provide administrative and collaborative support to the CIS
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of education abroad programs sponsored by CIS
  • Responsible for maintaining program records and routine compliance of student participants in Terra Dotta Software 
  • Develop and publish a monthly, online CIS newsletter
  • Assist with planning and execution of events such as pre-departure orientations, re-entry sessions, study abroad information sessions, International Education Week, etc.
  • Attend monthly Study Abroad Council meetings with Colleges of the Fenway and Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center colleagues
  • Attend events on behalf of the CIS such as Admissions Open Houses, Accepted Students Days, Orientation, etc.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

Required:

 

  • Currently pursuing or planning to pursue a master’s degree in higher education and/or international affairs, global studies, education, or a related field concurrently while in the Graduate Assistant position
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of higher education and international education
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize projects
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.

 

Please attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.