The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) as part of MSU's International Studies and Programs, provides long and short term professional training programs to international visitors. VIPP was established in 1991, and has trained over 4,000 international visitors from more than 30 countries over the last 25 years. The team is working closely with MSU schools and offices to expend its program to attract diverse participants and funding sources. VIPP is searching for highly motivated individuals to join their international education team to serve as a Program Coordinator. The program coordinator assumes primary responsibility for administering VIPP long-term and short-term professional training programs. They manage open-enrollment for long-term programs and advise participants on visa and program requirements from the application stage to arrival and through the duration of the program. Additionally,they develop and deliver short-term training workshops by working with relevant MSU colleges and centers, and utilizing professional resources available in Michigan.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Participant Advising and Support
Provide detailed consultation to new applicants and guide their application process on OpenSiS.
Prepare all required documents at a high standard and share with VIPP and OISS for admission and visa. Keep all participant documents up to date on the shared drive
Provide comprehensive participant advising and support with topics such as program and course selection, academic, cultural and social activities, housing, health insurance, etc.
Provide initial settlement service, orientation and ongoing learning and living support by liaising with OISS, housing office, and relevant MSU academic units, etc. to ensure participants’ positive experience and satisfaction
Meet with participants on a weekly basis to monitor study progress and ensure participants’ success.
Program Development & Management
Develop short-term intensive workshop proposals to meet sponsor requirements, which include fee-for-service programs and U.S. federal agency funded programs
Deliver workshops by designing schedules; offering orientation; coordinating seminars, meetings, panel discussions and field trips; and arranging all logistics with the support of the office assistants such as hotel, meals, transportation, preparing program handouts, classroom facility, beverage etc; and host international visitors
Identify and secure MSU collaborative unit and individual faculty members for programming by various outreach and networking activities
Actively pursue new programming opportunities to increase VIPP program enrollment by working with current participants, alumni and their sponsors
Work closely with the Director and Fiscal Officer on budgets (budgets setting, expenditure review and analysis) to ensure financial viability of all programs
Create and maintain program resource information to be filed on the VIPP resource book
Supervise and train student assistants for delivery of programming
Provide assistance and support, as needed, with all programming in VIPP
Communication and Outreach
Support VIPP Communication team to generate, circulate and promote VIPP program information, news, achievements and other relevant material
Intentionally and actively identify and secure resource for VIPP programming such as faculty expertise, other individuals, government offices, NGOs, private companies, etc
Maintain regular effective communication with alumni, MSU partners and international partners, etc.
Provide leadership and coordination of one or more strategic priority areas/functions within VIPP (e.g., Diverse value-add programming, 360-degrees service, and effective marketing and communication)
Continue developing professional skills by actively looking for an opportunity; it may include taking relevant MSU offered training, taking online courses, attending relevant conferences necessary/appropriate/fiscally feasible
Contribute to the field of international professional training and development, which may include producing scholarly publications/blog, conducting outcomes assessment research, etc.
Masters -any field
Three years of professional work experience in an international education setting; highly organized and highly motivated with excellent written and oral communication skills
PhD in any field;
Experience living, working or studying abroad;
Proficiency in a language other than English
Required Application Materials
Applicants will be required to submit CV and Cover Letter
Review of applications begins June 25, 2018 and will continue until filled
VIPP - Home for Today's Professionals and Tomorrow's Leaders
The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) is a world leader in providing executive education and professional development training for international visitors. We connect international professionals to the expertise of world-class faculty and resources at MSU, the State of Michigan and U.S. for cutting-edge professional and personal development. For an individual or corporation in any field, we are here to meet your training needs and help you succeed.
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