Program Manager
IES Abroad
Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ
5d ago
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About us :

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations.

Our goal is to rock the world of some 9,500 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 400+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.

We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $5 million in scholarships year after year.

We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position :

The IES Abroad Christchurch Program Manager facilitates the IES Abroad Christchurch program and is responsible for providing student affairs, administration, and relationship management with the University of Canterbury and housing providers.

IES is looking for a Program Coordinator with student affairs experience who should be familiar with the nature, organisation, and customs of higher education in both the United States and New Zealand.

The ideal candidate should commit to international education and intercultural competence.

Job responsibilities :

Provide pastoral care and academic support to IES Study Abroad students

Coordinate orientation programs and educational workshops

Develop, coordinate, and supervise field trips

Provide recruitment and marketing information to IES Abroad Chicago based staff

The ideal candidate will :

Hold a University Degree in a related area.

First Aid qualified and hold a current driver's licence

Ability to work limited odd hours when dealing with an emergency

Permission to work in New Zealand

Desired Experience :

Experience in an academic or administrate position working with students.

Experience working with international students and familiarity with other global university systems are advantages.

Competence in controlling budgets and working with databases.

Skill in advising and counselling students.

Experience studying or working internationally with experience studying in the New Zealand University system.

Desired Attributes :

Mature outlook to assist with the pastoral care of students.

Ability to empathise with students from different cultures.

Willingness to travel within New Zealand and internationally when required.

A high level of written and spoken communication skills.

Use of initiative and creativity in problem-solving in stressful situations.

How to apply :

All applicants should email an application including a cover letter and resume to iesabroad.org.au

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